Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 30: Gane vs. Volkov


UFC Vegas 30: Gane vs. Volkov takes place on Saturday, June 26 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 30 Odds

Ciryl Gane -135
Alexander Volkov +115

Tanner Boser -115
Ovince Saint Preux -105

Danilo Marques -115
Kennedy Nzechukwu -115

Andre Fili -185
Daniel Pineda +160

Renato Moicano -190
Jai Herbert +165

Tim Means -200
Nicolas Dalby +170

Raoni Barcelos -150
Timur Valiev +130

Shavkat Rakhmonov -150
Michel Prazeres +130

Warlley Alves -205
Jeremiah Wells +165

Marcin Prachnio -193
Ike Villanueva +168

Julia Avila -400
Julija Stoliarenko +300

Charles Rosa -170
Justin Jaynes +145

Damir Hadzovic -128
Yancy Medeiros +108

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 30 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 30 is a heavyweight bout between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov. Both men are ranked in the top-10 of the UFC heavyweight division so the winner of this fight will put themselves in a prime position to contend for the belt. Starting with Gane, he’s a perfect 8-0 in MMA thus far and he’s 5-0 in the UFC, with notable wins over the likes of Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Junior dos Santos. As for Volkov, he has been in the UFC since 2016 and has racked up a 7-2 record during that stretch, including wins over the likes of Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, and Walt Harris. Both Gane and Volkov are excellent strikers so this should be a fascinating fight to watch play out. The X-factor might be Gane’s grappling, which could prove to be the difference in a fight that otherwise seems very close.
  • The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux. It’s worth noting that OSP was originally set to fight Maxim Grishin in a light heavyweight bout, but he moved up to heavyweight after Grishin pulled out and Boser filled in on short notice. The last time we saw OSP fight he was knocked out by Jamahal Hill last year. He is still one of the top gatekeepers in the UFC but he doesn’t appear to be much of a contender anymore. At heavyweight, it’s hard to trust OSP given he lost a split decision to Ben Rothwell last year at this weight class. As for Boser, he has lost his last two fights to Ilir Latifi and Andrei Arlovski via controversial decision. Boser is jumping into this opportunity against OSP on short notice and the hope is that he can get back into the winning column and snap his two-fight losing streak.
  • There are some really exciting prelims on this card but one, in particular, I am looking at is the welterweight bout between Tim Means and Nicolas Dalby. Means was supposed to fight last week against Danny Roberts but after Roberts pulled out he will now take on Dalby instead. Both means and Dalby are primarily strikers who will likely look to stand and trade for the fans. Means is the more powerful of the two men but Dalby has very good technique and he also has a decent ground, which should lead to a very interesting matchup here between the two.

Written by Adam Martin.


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