Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 49: Makhachev vs. Green


UFC Vegas 49: Makhachev vs. Green takes place on Saturday, February 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 49 Odds

Islam Makhachev -450
Bobby Green +350

Misha Cirkunov -190
Wellington Turman +165

Ji-Yeon Kim -200
Priscila Cachoeira +170

Arman Tsarukyan -175
Joel Alvarez +150

Gregory Rodrigues -200
Armen Petrosyan +170

Ignacio Bahamondes -260
Rongzhu +220

Josiane Nunes -175
Ramona Pascual +150

Terrance McKinney -110
Fares Ziam -110

Jinh Yu Frey -125
Hannah Goldy +105

Jonathan Martinez -210
Alejandro Perez +180

Ramiz Brahimaj -400
Michael Gillmore +330

Victor Altamirano -150
Carlos Hernandez +130

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 49 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 49 is a five-round catchweight (160lbs) bout between Islam Makhachev and Bobby Green, who took the fight on short notice after Beneil Dariush pulled out with an injury. Makhachev has gone 10-1 overall in the UFC and he has won his last nine fights in a row leading into this one. He was favored to defeat Dariush, and now he’s a massive favorite against Green, who is filling in on short notice. Green has looked phenomenal as of late, winning back-to-back fights against Al Iaquijnta and Nasrat Haqparast. He took little damage against Haqparast so he was able to take this short-notice bout against Makhachev. However, it looks like a tough matchup on paper against an elite wrestler. Green has the better striking, but if he gets taken down, it feels like it would be hard for him to get up.
  • As for the co-main event, it’s a middleweight bout between Misha Cirkunov and Wellington Turman. Cirkunov is coming off of a split decision loss to Krzysztof Jotko in his middleweight debut, while Turman is coming off of a split decision win over Sam Alvey. This should be a competitive fight that ultimately comes down to Cirkunov’s wrestling and his chin strength.

Written by Adam Martin.

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