Opening Odds for UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3


UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 takes place on Saturday, March 18 at The O2 Arena in London, England. 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 286 Odds

Kamaru Usman -350
Leon Edwards +285

Rafael Fiziev -275
Justin Gaethje +235

Casey O’Neill -155
Jennifer Maia +135

Gunnar Nelson -300
Bryan Barberena +250

Marvin Vettori -275
Roman Dolidze +235

Jack Shore -350
Makwan Amirkhani +285

Sam Patterson -250
Yanal Ashmov +210

Muhammad Mokaev -800
Jafel Filho +550

Christian Leroy Duncan -165
Dusko Todorovic +145

Jake Hadley -250
Malcolm Gordon +210

Ludovit Klein -130
Jai Herbert +110

Juliana Miller -200
Veronica Hardy +170

Omar Morales -125
Chris Duncan +105

Joanne Wood -145
Luana Carolina +125

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 286 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 286 is the trilogy bout between welterweight champ Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. These two met last summer at UFC 278 and Edwards shocked the world with an all-time great comeback in the fifth round via head kick. Now, they meet for the third time after Usman previously beat Edwards by decision in 2015. In the rematch, Usman was a minute away from defending his belt before Edwards caught him with the head kick KO. Now, Usman will likely be looking to finish the job in the trilogy. Despite being the champion, Edwards is a hefty underdog, given most people thought the finish was flukey. That being said, he is the champion and you shouldn’t automatically assume he will lose this time around.
  • As for the co-main event, it’s a fun lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. Gaethje is coming off a submission loss to former champ Charles Oliveira, while Fiziev has won his last six fights in a row. Gaethje is a legend of the sport for his epic wars, but all that damage has been adding up. Fiziev is fresher, and he’s the favorite to win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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