Opening Odds for UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje


UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje takes place on Saturday, May 7 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 274 Odds

Charles Oliveira -205
Justin Gaethje +175

Rose Namajunas -220
Carla Esparza +185

Michael Chandler -155
Tony Ferguson +135

Ovince Saint Preux -160
Mauricio Rua +140

Donald Cerrone -300
Joe Lauzon +250

Randy Brown -125
Khaos Williams +105

Norma Dumont -210
Macy Chiasson +180

Brandon Royval -200
Matt Schnell +170

Blagoy Ivanov -170
Marcos Rogerio de Lima +145

Francisco Trinaldo -140
Danny Roberts +120

Tracy Cortez -225
Melissa Gatto +190

Kleydson Rodrigues -220
CJ Vergara +185

Loopy Godinez -150
Ariane Carnelossi +130

Fernie Garcia -150
Journey Newson +130

Andre Fialho -200
Cameron VanCamp +170

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 274 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 274 is a five-round lightweight title bout between the champion Charles Oliveira and the challenger Justin Gaethje. Oliveira has won 10 straight fights and he has proven that he’s the best lightweight in the sport. Over those 10 fights, Oliveira has defeated the likes of Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, and Tony Ferguson. While Oliveira was once considered a “quitter” by fans and someone who didn’t show heart in his fights, those days are long over as he’s now the best lightweight in the sport. Of course, he’ll have a tough task in front of him in Gaethje, who is coming off of a great win over Chandler last year. Gaethje is one of the best in the world, but Oliveira deservingly opened up as the favorite here.
  • The co-main event is a rematch between women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza. These two met back in 2014, with Esparza winning by submission to claim the inaugural 115lbs title. In the years since then, both women have achieved a ton of success inside the Octagon, but Namajunas has improved since then. As the champion, it’s no surprise that she opened up as the favorite to defend her title, despite the pair’s previous encounter. That being said, Esparza’s wrestling can give anyone problems, so don’t count her out.

Written by Adam Martin.

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