Opening Odds for UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira


UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira place on Saturday, November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, 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 281 Odds

Israel Adesanya -200
Alex Pereira +170

Weili Zhang -150
Carla Esparza +130

Dustin Poirier -200
Michael Chandler +170

Chris Gutierrez -130
Frankie Edgar +110

Dan Hooker -200
Claudio Puelles +170

Brad Riddell -110
Renato Moicano -110

Dominick Reyes -195
Ryan Spann +170

Erin Blanchfield -500
Molly McCann +375

Andrei Petroski -190
Wellington Turman +165

Ottman Azaitar -125
Matt Frevola +105

Karolina Kowalkiewicz -170
Silvana Gomez Juarez +145

SeungWoo Choi -180
Michael Trizano +155

Montel Jackson -150
Julio Arce +130

Carlos Ulberg -200
Nicolae Negumereanu +170

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 281 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 281 features UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya taking on rival Alex Pereira. Adesanya has won his last three fights in a row after losing to Jan Blachowicz up at 205lbs, which was his only loss in the Octagon. As for Pereira, he has won all three fights he’s been booked for since joining the UFC roster. Of course, these two have previously met in kickboxing twice, with Pereira winning both fights. This should be a competitive bout, but Adesanya is the champ and he has earned his betting favorite status.
  • The co-main event of UFC 281 sees UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza putting her belt on the line against Weili Zhang. Esparza has won her last six fights in a row, including a controversial split decision win over Rose Namajunas in her last outing. As for Zhang, she beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk via brutal knockout in her last fight to get another title shot. Even though Esparza is the champion, it’s Zhang who is the favorite here. Even though Esparza has the wrestling skills, Zhang has the power and athleticism to win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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