Opening Odds for UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski


UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski takes place on Saturday, February 11 at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. 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 284 Odds

Islam Makhchev -490
Alexander Volkanovski +380

Yair Rodriguez -160
Josh Emmett +140

Jack Della Maddalena -350
Randy Brown +285

Justin Tafa -115
Parker Porter -105

Jimmy Crute -230
Alonzo Menifield +195

Tyson Pedro -1000
Modestas Bukauskas +700

Melsik Baghdasaryan -130
Josh Culibao +110

Kleydson Rodrigues -183
Shannon Ross +158

Jamie Mullarkey -250
Francisco Prado +210

Jack Jenkins -300
Don Shainis +240

Loma Lookboonmee -265
Elise Reed +225

Shane Young -130
Blake Bilder +110

Zubaira Tukhugov -500
Elves Brenner +375

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 284 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 284 sees UFC lightweight champion put his belt on the line against UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in a super fight between two of the best MMA fighters in the world. Both fighters are on long winning streaks inside the Octagon and this should be an absolutely phenomenal fight when it goes down this weekend in Australia. With Makhachev being the bigger fighter and Volkanovski moving up in weight, he’s the odds-on favorite to get his hand raised and defend his 155lbs belt. That being said, Volkanovski is an amazing fighter, and if anyone can pull off the upset, it has to be the Australian superstar.
  • The co-main event of UFC 284 sees Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett battle for the interim featherweight title. Rodriguez and Emmett are two of the best featherweights in the world and both men were very deserving of fighting for the belt, but with Volkanovski moving up in weight, the UFC decided to create an interim belt. This fight should be very interesting to watch play out. Rodriguez is extremely talented but Emmett has had a ton of success inside the Octagon. It should be an amazing fight to watch play out regardless of who wins it.

Written by Adam Martin.

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