Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera


UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera takes place on Saturday, April 30 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 53 Odds

Rob Font -175
Marlon Vera +150

Andrei Arlovski -190
Jake Collier +165

Andre Fili -255
Joanderson Brito +215

Grant Dawson -180
Jared Gordon +155

Darren Elkins -150
Tristan Connelly +130

Gerald Meerschaert -125
Krzysztof Jotko +105

Francisco Figueiredo -130
Daniel Da Silva +110

Yohan Lainesse -185
Gabe Green +160

Natan Levy -240
Mike Breeden +205

Gina Mazany -175
Shanna Young +150

Tatsuro Taira -260
Carlos Candelario +220

Alexandr Romanov -2300
Chase Sherman +1100

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 53 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 53 is a five-round non-title bantamweight bout between top-10 contenders Rob Font and Marlon Vera. Font is coming off of a decision loss to Jose Aldo last December, which snapped a four-fight win streak for the knockout artist. Despite the loss to Aldo, Font remains ranked in the top five of the division, and a win over Vera would keep him in title contention. Vera, meanwhile, is ranked at No. 8 in the division after knocking out Frankie Edgar in his last fight. Vera has won three of his last four fights overall, with his lone loss in that stretch also coming against Aldo. This fight between Font and Vera should be very competitive while it lasts. Font opened up as the betting favorite, but don’t count out Vera.
  • In the co-main event, it’s a heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski and Jake Collier. Arlovski took this fight on short notice, replacing the injured Justin Tafa. Despite being 43 years old, Arlovski is still fighting at a high level, having won five of his last six fights. Collier, meanwhile, is coming off of a submission win over Chase Sherman. Collier is a very skilled fighter, but Arlovski’s edge in experience and conditioning makes him the betting favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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