Opening Betting Odds for UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige

UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige takes place Wednesday, July 15 at Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are.

UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige Odds

Calvin Kattar -230
Dan Ige +195

Tim Elliott -190
Ryan Benoit +165

Jimmie Rivera -135
Cody Stamann +115

Abdul Razak Alhassan -200
Mounir Lazzez +170

Molly McCann -300
Taila Santos +250

Jared Gordon -110
Chris Fishgold -110

Diana Belbita -145
Liana Jojua +125

Ricardo Ramos -140
Lerone Murphy +120

Jack Shore -400
Aaron Phillips +330

Khamzat Chimaev -245
John Phillips +175

Modestas Bukauskas -265
Andrea Michailidis +205

Kenneth Bergh -190
Jorge Gonzalez +150

Here are my initial thoughts on the UFC on ESPN 13 Opening Odds:

  • The UFC is back for the second of four cards on Fight Island this Wednesday night. In the main event, two of the top-15 ranked featherweights in the UFC go head-to-head as Kattar battles Ige in a pivotal matchup at 145lbs. Kattar is 5-2 overall in the UFC with four wins by knockout, including a brutal KO win over Jeremy Stephens in his last outing. As for Ige, he’s 6-1 in the UFC and is coming off of a controversial split decision win over Edson Barboza in his last outing. Although Ige is underrated by most fans, Kattar has been far more impressive in the way that he wins his fights, so it’s no wonder he opened up as the favorite here.
  • The co-main event is more of a preliminary-card type of fight, but it should at least be a fun one as flyweights Elliott and Benoit go at it. Elliott is actually coming off of three straight losses and is just 2-5 since making his return to the UFC in 2016, but he has shown throughout his career that his wrestling is often enough to get the job done. As for Benoit, he’s just 3-4 in the UFC and has one fight in the last two years. Just based on sheer activity alone you have to lean towards Elliott here, but his lack of success in the Octagon is certainly concerning.
  • One of the most intriguing matchups on the card sees Alhassan return to the Octagon for the first time since September 2018 when he takes on the newcomer Lazzez. Alhassan is 10-1 in his career with all 10 wins by knockout, including a 4-1 mark in the UFC with four wins by knockout. As for Lazzez, he’s making his Octagon debut here after racking up a 9-1 record including knockout wins in his last two fights. Lazzez is certainly an intriguing prospect, but Alhassan has proven time and time again he’s one of the top welterweights in the UFC.
  • Finally, one more really intriguing fight here sees McCann take on Santos in a women’s flyweight bout. McCann opened up as a huge favorite but since then all the money has come in on Santos and the fight is essentially a Pick ’em now. I’m not sure I totally agree with that as I see McCann as a sizeable favorite here. She’s 3-1 in the UFC while Santos lost her lone UFC fight. I’m not quite seeing why Santos is so popular right now as I do favor McCann here.

Written by Adam Martin.

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