Opening Odds for UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2


UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 takes place on Saturday, February 12 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. 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 271 Odds

Israel Adesanya -260
Robert Whittaker +220

Derrick Lewis -146
Tai Tuivasa +124

Jared Cannonier -136
Derek Brunson +118

Kyler Phillips -300
Marcelo Rojo +250

Bobby Green -110
Nasrat Haqparast -110

Andrei Arlovski -300
Jared Vanderaa +250

Casey O’Neill -250
Roxanne Modafferi +210

Alex Perez -310
Matt Schnell +260

Maxim Grishin -200
William Knight +170

Ronnie Lawrence -270
Mana Martinez +230

Renato Moicano -180
Alexander Hernandez +155

Carlos Ulberg -145
Fabio Cherant +125

AJ Dobson -200
Jacob Malkoun +170

Sergey Morozov -200
Douglas Silva de Andrade +170

Jeremiah Wells -200
Blood Diamond +170

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 271 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 271 is the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. These two first met back at UFC 243 in October 2019, with Adesanya winning the fight via knockout. Since then, Adesanya has defeated Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, and Marvin Vettori at 185lbs, with a loss to Jan Blachowicz at 205lbs. As for Whittaker, since losing to Adesanya he has defeated Kelvin Gastelum, Jared Cannonier, and Darren Till to earn another title shot at the belt he used to wear. As good as Whittaker has looked lately, Adesanya just feels like a nightmare stylistic matchup for him, and it’s no surprise to see “The Last Stylebender” open as a sizeable favorite to defend his belt in this matchup.
  • The co-main event features a pair of hard-hitting heavyweights when Derrick Lewis takes on Tai Tuivasa. Lewis is coming off of a big KO win over Chris Daukaus in his last fight, while Tuivasa has won his last four fights in a row by knockout. This should be a fun fight for as long as it lasts, but due to Lewis’ experience and fighting in Houston, he opened as a small favorite.

Written by Adam Martin.

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