Canadian Tanner Boser will return to the octagon on Saturday, Nov. 7 for a fight with Andrei Arlovski as part of the lineup for UFC Fight Night 182. This will be a heavyweight match on the main card, which is headlined by Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira, at the UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Boser was born and raised in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada, and Arlovski is originally from Belarus and is fighting at age 41.
Boser checks in at 265 pounds, standing at 6-foot-2 and will enter with a 19-6-1 overall record, while Arlovski is at 240 at 6-foot-3 heading into the fight with a 29-19 record. Arlovski has the reach advantage 77 inches to 75.5 inches, in addition to an advantage in leg reach – 44 inches to 43 inches.
Nicknamed “The Bulldozer,” Boser has consecutive victories over Philipe Lins and Raphael Pessoa via KO/TKO, and he is 3-1 in his last four fights since arriving at the UFC level. His latest victory came against Pessoa in the second round on July 25.
On the other side, Arlovski is coming off a unanimous decision victory as he also defeated Lins on May 13 in his last fight in Jacksonville.
The preliminary card is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET, while the main card is expected to get started at 10 p.m. ET.
“I know that when these days are eventually over, I’m gonna look back on it very fondly, probably as some of the best years of my life.”@BulldozerBoser is taking things one fight at a time heading into #UFCVegas13! 👊https://t.co/nyz3LN9ZG0
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) November 6, 2020
Boser vs. Arlovski betting info
Sports bettors have a variety of options to choose from if they decide to bet on the Boser vs. Arlovski fight or on other fights on the card. All odds featured below are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Boser is a heavy favorite heading into Saturday night’s bout with -335 odds, while Arlovski is at +245 to win the fight, so oddsmakers believe Boser should win this match without much question about it.
As far as how long the fight will last, the sportsbook set the over/under total rounds at 2.5, and it is heavily favoring the over, which has -148 odds, while the under 2.5 rounds sits at +110.
Oddsmakers are fairly split on whether the fight will go the distance with yes at -121 as a slight favorite, though no has -110 odds.
The sportsbook lists round betting odds, and bettors may wager on what round Boser or Arlovski will win the fight in. Boser has +162 odds to win by decision, +333 odds to win in the first round, +600 to win in the second round and +1100 to win in Round 3.
If Arlovski wins, the payout would be much greater as the oddsmakers do not believe he will be the winner on Saturday night.
An Arlovski win by decision is set at +375 odds, and he has +1100 odds to win in Round 1, +1400 to win in the second round and +2000 to win in Round 3.
If there is a tie, the odds are set at +6600, by far the most unlikely outcome to occur.
The sportsbook also offers the ability wager on ranges of outcomes to give bettors a better chance to predict a winning outcome, though the payout would not be as high.
Boser has +138 odds to win in the third round or via a decision, and the odds of him winning in the first two rounds is set at +175. Arlovski’s odds to win in the third round or decision is at +325, and his odds to win in the first two rounds are set at +575.
A tie remains the same at +6600 odds.
Bettors may wager on how the evening’s fight will end. Below are a list of odds leading up to the fight.
- Tanner Boser by KO, TKO or DQ +155
- Tanner Boser by decision +162
- Andrei Arlovski by decision +375
- Andrei Arlovski by KO, TKO or DQ +750
- Andrei Arlovski by submission +1200
- Tanner Boser by submission +1800
- Tie +6600