Opening Odds for UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev


UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev place on Saturday, December 10 at T-Mobile Arena 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 282 Odds

Magomed Ankalaev -200
Jan Blachowicz +170

Jared Gordon -145
Paddy Pimblett +125

Santiago Ponzinibbio -260
Alex Morono +220

Dricus Du Plessis -135
Darren Till +115

Ilia Topuria -150
Bryce Mitchell +130

Jairzinho Rozenstruik -160
Chris Daukaus +140

Raul Rosas Jr. -200
Jay Perrin +170

Edmen Shahbazyan -450
Dalcha Lungiambula +350

Joaquin Buckley -125
Chris Curtis +105

Billy Quarantillo -210
Alexander Hernandez +180

Ovince Saint Preux -115
Antonio Trocoli -115

Erik Silva -225
TJ Brown +190

Vinicius Salvador -200
Daniel Da Silva +170

Cameron Saaiman -150
Steven Koslow +130

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 282 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 282 is a vacant light heavyweight title bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz. The original main event was supposed to be Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira, but after Prochazka suffered a career-threatening shoulder injury, he vacated his belt, and the UFC decided to go with this new title fight instead. Ankalaev is riding a nine-fight win streak in the UFC since losing his debut at the last second to Paul Craig. Since then, he has been nothing but a stud inside the cage. As for Blachowicz, the former champ has won six of his last seven fights overall. Blachowicz is a fantastic fighter, but Ankalaev has long been considered to be a future UFC champion, and he is the betting favorite to win this title fight.
  • As for the co-main event, Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon meet at lightweight. Pimblett is a perfect 3-0 in the UFC with all three of his wins coming by way of stoppage. Gordon, on the other hand, has won four of his last five fights. Gordon is the best opponent Pimblett has had in the UFC, and the oddsmakers opened him as the favorite, though the line has since flipped.

Written by Adam Martin.


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