UFC 251 is scheduled to take place this Saturday, July 11th, from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and Bloody Elbow is here to bring you the betting odds.
Three belts will be up for grabs at UFC 251, with the card’s headliner seeing welterweight king, Kamaru Usman, defend his throne against the owner of the dubious, yet accurate, title of BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal. The oddsmakers are liking them some Usman here. The defending champion has been all aces inside of the UFC and clocks in as a heavy betting favorite with a moneyline of -265. As for Masvidal, although the violent veteran has reached full form with his recent string of brutal finishes, he is still posted up as a hearty +225 underdog.
In the UFC 251 co-main event, a featherweight title fight rematch is on deck when Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway run it right back. The current title holder in Volkanovski is strongly favored here, owning a sizable betting line of -230. The former king in Holloway has been trending at underdog odds in the +190 region.
The first time these 145-pounders went at it was at UFC 245 this past December, and the then defending champ in Holloway was a -175 betting favorite to Alex’s underdog tag of +145. Volkanovski handily won a unanimous decision, and this was only seven months ago, so it makes sense to see him so strongly favored in this rematch.
The third title on the line at UFC 251 will be for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight crown. The UFC’s #3 ranked, Petr Yan, will collide with the former featherweight ruler, Jose Aldo. According to the odds, Yan is gearing up to become a world champion. The Tiger Muay Thai product is holding strong as a stout -225 betting favorite. As for the arguable 145-pound G.O.A.T. his UFC 251 betting life is currently being lived out as a +190 underdog.
Check out the UFC 251 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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