Opening Odds for UFC Orlando: Thompson vs. Holland


UFC Orlando: Thompson vs. Holland place on Saturday, December 3 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. 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 Orlando Odds

Stephen Thompson -110
Kevin Holland -110

Rafael dos Anjos -325
Bryan Barberena +275

Matheus Nicolau -225
Matt Schnell +190

Sergei Pavlovich -115
Tai Tuivasa -105

Kyle Daukaus -225
Eryk Anders +190

Niko Price -135
Phil Rowe +115

Emily Ducote -120
Angela Hill +100

Scott Holtzman -205
Clay Guda +175

Marc Diakiese -160
Michael Johnson +130

Jonathan Pearce -300
Darren Elkins +250

Amanda Ribas -110
Tracy Cortez -110

Natan Levy -160
Genaro Valdez +140

Marcel Rojo -110
Francis Marshall -110

Yazmin Jauregui -240
Istela Nunes +205

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

  • The main event of UFC Orlando is a five-rounder between welterweights Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland. Thompson has lost his last two fights but they came against grapplers in Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns. He has been calling for a striker and he now gets to fight Holland, who is not known for his wrestling but who does have some lethal submissions. Thompson’s striking acumen should give him an edge on the feet, but Holland can hang in there and also mix in his grappling, so it’s a tricky fight to hence, hence the Pick ’em odds.
  • The co-main event of UFC Orlando sees Rafael dos Anjos move back up to 170lbs when he takes on Bryan Barberena. Dos Anjos is coming off a brutal knockout loss against Rafael Fiziev at 155lbs and he has decided to make the move back up to welterweight, where he has competed before in the past with some success. Barberena, meanwhile, is coming off of a knockout win over Robbie Lawler and he has won three straight overall. dos Anjos is the deserved favorite in this fight, you can’t count out Barberena, who is as tough as they come.

Written by Adam Martin.


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