Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 38: Santos vs. Walker


UFC Vegas 38: Santos vs. Walker takes place on Saturday, October 2 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 38 Odds

Thiago Santos -160
Johnny Walker +132

Kyle Daukaus -110
Kevin Holland -110

Aspen Ladd -250
Macy Chiasson +210

Krzysztof Jotko -160
Misha Cirkunov +140

Niko Price -110
Alex Oliveira -110

Alexander Hernandez -300
Mike Breeden +250

Joe Solecki -115
Jared Gordon -105

Karol Rosa -275
Bethe Correia +235

Devonte Smith -110
Jamie Mullarkey -110

Douglas Silva de Andrade -200
Gaetano Pirrello +170

Casey O’Neill -300
Antonina Shevchenko +250

Alejandro Perez -200
Johnny Eduardo +170

Shanna Young -150
Stephanie Egger +130

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 38 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 38 is a light heavyweight bout between top-10 ranked contenders Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. Santos is coming off of three straight losses, but he lost to Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, and Aleksandar Rakic, so it’s hard to say if he’s on a steep decline or if he’s just fought really tough competition. As for Walker, he most recently knocked out Ryan Spann to bounce back after back-to-back losses to Nikita Krylov and Corey Anderson. Walker has KO power but he has shown some serious holes in his game, so it’s understandable why Santos opened up as the favorite here despite being the older fighter.
  • The co-main event sees Kyle Daukaus and Kevin Holland go at it for three rounds or less at middleweight. Daukaus is just 1-2 overall in the UFC and he is coming off of a one-sided loss to Phil Hawes. As for Holland, he was emerging as a middleweight title contender before losing to Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson. Daukaus will test Holland’s wrestling in this fight, but Holland is the more dangerous MMA fighter and likely should have opened as the favorite.

Written by Adam Martin.


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