Opening Odds for UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev


UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev place on Saturday, October 22 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 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 280 Odds

Islam Makhachev -300
Charles Oliveira +250

Aljamain Sterling -220
TJ Dillashaw +180

Petr Yan -250
Sean O’Malley +210

Mateusz Gamrot -155
Beneil Dariush +135

Manon Fiorot -175
Katlyn Chookagian +150

Belal Muhammad -225
Sean Brady +190

Caio Borralho -200
Makhmud Muradov +170

Nikita Krylov -188
Volkan Oezdemir +140

Lucas Almeida -150
Zubaira Tukhugov +130

Magomed Mustafaev -800
Yamato Nishikawa +550

Abubakar Nurmagomedov -180
Gadzhi Omargadzhiev +155

Armen Petrosyan -210
AJ Dobson +180

Muhammad Mokaev -700
Malcolm Gordon +500

Karol Rosa -275
Lina Lansberg +235

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 280 Opening Odds:

  • UFC 280 is the most stacked card of the year and it should be incredible to watch. In the main event, the vacant UFC lightweight title is on the line between former champion Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Oliveira has won 11 straight fights and he would still be the champ right now had he not missed weight against Justin Gaethje in his last bout. As for Makhachev, he is on a 10-fight win streak and is one of the best lightweights in the sport. Although Makhachev is a great fighter, it’s still surprising to see him favored here over Oliveira given the Brazilian hasn’t lost in several years now despite fighting against elite competition.
  • In the co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling takes on TJ Dillashaw. Sterling has won seven straight fights, including back-to-back wins over former champion Petr Yan. As for Dillashaw, he returned from a two-year USADA suspension last year to defeat Cory Sandhgen in a No. 1 contender’s fight. This fight between Sterling and Dillashaw should be incredible to watch, with the champion opening up as a small betting favorite for this fight.
  • On top of the two title fights, there are 12 other great fights slated for this stacked PPV event.

Written by Adam Martin.


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