Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 29: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige


UFC Vegas 29: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige takes place on Saturday, June 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 Vegas 29 Odds

Chan Sung Jung -110
Dan Ige -110

Serghei Spivac -250
Aleksei Oleinik +210

Marlon Vera -325
Davey Grant +275

Wellington Turman -170
Bruno Silva +145

Dhiego Lima -185
Matt Brown +160

Khaos Williams -150
Matthew Semelsberger +130

Julian Erosa -130
Seung Woo Choi +110

Virna Jandiroba -125
Kanako Murata +105

Josh Parisian -135
Roque Martinez +115

Lara Procopio -175
Casey O’Neill +150

Aleksa Camur -275
Nicolae Negumereanu +215

Ricky Glenn -135
Joquin Silva +115

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 29 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 29 is a featherweight bout between top-10 contenders The Korean Zombie and Dan Ige. The last time we saw The Korean Zombie fight, he lost in an upset to Brian Ortega. It was a surprising performance by Ortega, as he looked much improved in the striking department, but it was also a big shocker to see The Korean Zombie get outstruck so badly in that fight after knocking out Frankie Edgar and Renato Moicano in his previous two outings. As for Ige, he is coming off of a one-punch KO over Gavin Tucker to bounce back following a decision loss to Calvin Kattar. Ige has shown throughout his UFC career that he’s an underrated talent and he’s often been available at underdog odds. This time around, the oddsmakers opened this fight between Ige and The Korean Zombie as a pick ’em, which gives plenty of respect to Ige and also to his opponent. It should be a very close fight, with perhaps the one thing giving Ige a slight edge is that he has more momentum.
  • The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Serghei Spivac and Aleksei Oleinik. For Spivac, he has won three of his last four fights including back-to-back wins over Jared Vanderaa and Carlos Felipe. As for Oleinik, he is coming off of back-to-back knockout losses to Chris Daukaus and Derrick Lewis. It’s worth noting there is a 17-year age gap in this contest between the 26-year-old Spivac and the 43-year-old Oleinik. Anytime there is such a significant age gap, it’s difficult to back the older fighter, and so you see Spivac as the favorite.
  • Also on the card is a rematch between Marlon Vera and Davey Grant. These two previously fought in the UFC in 2016, with Grant winning a unanimous decision. They will meet for the second time this weekend as both men are looking to solidify themselves as a top-15 bantamweight. For Grant, he riding into this fight on a three-fight winning streak and is coming off of back-to-back KO wins over Martin Day and Jonathan Martinez. As for Vera, he is coming off of a decision loss to Jose Aldo which came on the heels of a signature TKO win over Sean O’Malley. Despite Grant winning the first fight, the bookies opened Vera as a big favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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