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Ben FawkesESPN Staff Writer
- Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com’s gambling section
- Joined ESPN in 2010
Sportsbooks are back open for business in the state of Nevada, and bettors are wasting no time.
On Saturday, one bettor wagered $1 million on Amanda Nunes to defeat Felicia Spencer at -600 odds at UFC 250. The bet at William Hill US sportsbook in Las Vegas netted the individual $166,666.70, as Nunes won by unanimous decision.
William Hill said it was the largest bet it had ever taken on an MMA event.
William Hill moved Nunes to a -650 favorite (Spencer +450) after the wager.
While this was the fifth UFC event since the sport returned from a layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was the first with Nevada sportsbooks reopened. The state’s sportsbooks were given the green light to reopen at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thursday.