Opening Odds for UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2


UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 takes place on Saturday, June 12 at Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

UFC 263 Odds

Israel Adesanya -235
Marvin Vettori +200

Deivieson Figueiredo -275
Brandon Moreno +215

Leon Edwards -275
Nate Diaz +220

Belal Muhammad -220
Demian Maia +185

Jamahal Hill -300
Paul Craig +250

Drew Dober -140
Brad Riddell +120

Eryk Anders -110
Darren Stewart -110

Joanne Calderwood -150
Lauren Murphy +130

Movsar Evloev -280
Hakeem Dawodu +240

Pannie Kianzad -235
Alexis Davis +200

Matt Frevola -200
Frank Camacho +170

Steven Peterson -180
Chase Hooper +155

Luigi Vendramini -120
Fares Ziam +100

Carlos Felipe -200
Jake Collier +170

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 263 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 263 features a rematch between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-1) and Marvin Vettori (17-3-1). Adesanya is returning back to middleweight after losing a unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz in his last fight in a failed bid to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. That fight showed Adesanya’s weakness on the ground, and it’s something that Vettori will look to exploit in this rematch. Vettori is coming off of five straight wins and in his last fight against Kevin Holland, he showed a wrestling-heavy gameplan, something which he will likely utilize here against Adesanya. These two actually met three years ago at the same arena in Glendale, with Adesanya edging out a split decision. The champ enters the rematch as a big betting favorite, but Vettori seems like a live dog here.
  • The co-main event is also a rematch, this one featuring UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1) against Brandon Moreno (18-5-2). These two fought back in December in the main event of UFC 256 and it was an absolute war between two of the sport’s top flyweights. Figueiredo would have won the fight by decision had it not been for a low blow that saw the referee take a point from him, leading to the fight being scored a draw. It was an amazing fight to be sure, and the rematch promises to be just as good, if not better. Figueiredo and Moreno showed in that fight that they are fairly close as fighters, but Figueiredo has the slight edge. Accordingly, the champ enters this rematch as the favorite to defend his belt.
  • Also on the card is a five-round welterweight bout between Leon Edwards (18-3, 1 NC) and Nate Diaz (20-12). Edwards is unbeaten over his last nine fights and seems like someone who is on the cusp of fighting for a belt. As for Diaz, he hasn’t fought since a November 2019 TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. It’s been almost two years since Diaz won a fight, a decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241, and many fans are down on him heading into this fight. Although Diaz is the bigger name and a legend of the sport, Edwards is a huge betting favorite to win this fight. Diaz has pulled off his fair share of upsets of the years so you can never completely count him out, but Edwards seems like the fighter who is in his prime.

Written by Adam Martin.


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