Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 61: Dern vs. Yan


UFC Vegas 61: Dern vs. Yan place on Saturday, October 1 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 61 Odds

Mackenzie Dern -185
Yan Xiaonan +160

Randy Brown -230
Francisco Trinaldo +195

Sodiq Yusuff -550
Don Shainis +420

Brendan Allen -125
Krzysztof Jotko +105

Ilir Latifi -200
Aleksei Oleinik +170

Raoni Barcelos -280
Trevin Jones +240

John Castenada -150
Daniel Santos +130

Mike Davis -250
Viacheslav Borshchev +210

Maxim Grishin -110
Philipe Lins -110

Joaquim Silva -170
Jesse Ronson +145

Tabatha Ricci -250
Jessica Penne +210

Chelsea Chandler -150
Julija Stoliarenko +130

Randy Costa -260
Guida Cannetti +220

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 61 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 61 sees Mackenzie Dern taking on Yan Xiaonan in a women’s strawweight bout set for five rounds. Dern is coming off of a big win over Tecia Torres in her last fight to bounce back after her loss to Marina Rodriguez before that. Speaking of Rodriguez Yan actually also lost to her in her last fight, so this is perfect matchmaking here. In fact, many believe that Yan actually should have gotten the nod over Rodriguez, which shows that she’s still one of the best in the weight class. With the grappling advantage, Dern is the favorite here, but Yan is an excellent striker and has a path to victory if this fight stays on the feet.
  • Also on the card is a welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Francisco Trinaldo. Brown is coming off of three straight wins and in general, is one of the most underrated fighters in the division. As for Trinaldo, he is 44 years old but he is still coming off two straight wins. Overall, it’s a competitive fight but Brown should be favored considering the current age of Trinaldo.

Written by Adam Martin.


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