Opening Odds for UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez


UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez takes place on Saturday, July 16 at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. 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 on ABC 3 Odds

Brian Ortega -150
Yair Rodriguez +130

Amanda Lemos -400
Michelle Waterson +300

Muslim Salikhov -140
Li Jingliang +120

Sumudaerji -230
Matt Schnell +195

Jack Shore -115
Ricky Simon -105

Shane Burgos -150
Charles Jourdain +130

Punahele Soriano -275
Dalcha Lungiambula +235

Miesha Tate
Lauren Murphy

Bill Algeo -120
Herbert Burns +100

Dustin Jacoby -110
Da Un Jung -110

Dwight Grant -175
Dustin Stoltzfus +150

Emily Ducote -135
Jessica Penne +115

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC on ABC 3 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC on ABC 3 is a five-round featherweight bout between top-five ranked fighters Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez. Ortega is coming off of a “Fight of the Night” decision loss to champion Alexander Volkanovski in his last bout, but before that, he had a career-best performance against The Korean Zombie. As for Rodriguez, he is coming off of a decision loss to Max Holloway but it was a very competitive bout despite him being a huge underdog in the fight. Ortega vs. Rodriguez should be a very competitive fight, but with Ortega holding the grappling advantage on paper, the oddsmakers opened him up as the favorite.
  • As for the co-main event, it’s a women’s strawweight bout between Amanda Lemos and Michelle Waterson. Lemos was submitted by Jessica Andrade in her last fight but had won five straight bouts prior to that. As for Waterson, she is coming off of a decision loss to Marina Rodriguez. Although Waterson has more experience, Lemos appears to be more in her prime at this point of both fighters’ careers despite only being one year younger on paper, and she opened up as a sizable betting favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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