Opening Odds for UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo


UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo takes place on Saturday, May 6 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 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 288 Odds

Aljamain Sterling -150
Henry Cejudo +130

Gilbert Burns -180
Belal Muhammad +140

Jessica Andrade -175
Yan Xiaonan +150

Movsar Evloev -704
Diego Lopes +500

Charles Jourdain -185
Kron Gracie +160

Drew Dober -350
Matt Frevola +285

Devin Clark -135
Kennedy Nzechukwu +115

Khaos Williams -265
Rolando Bedoya +225

Marina Rodriguez -275
Virna Jandiroba +235

Braxton Smith -173
Parker Porter +148

Ikram Aliskerov -250
Phil Hawes +210

Rafael Estevam -173
Zhalgas Zhumagulov +148

Claudio Ribeiro -191
Joseph Holmes +166

Daniel Santos -170
Johnny Munoz Jr. +145

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 288 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 288 sees UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling put his belt on the line against former champ Henry Cejudo. Sterling has looked amazing in recent years, as he’s won his last eight straight fights. That includes notable wins over the likes of former champions such as Petr Yan and TJ Dillashaw. Now, he will be taking on another former champion in the form of Cejudo, who is returning to the Octagon after three years away from the sport. Before he retired, Cejudo was the champion and the best fighter in his weight class. But we will have to find out how he looks after so much time away from the cage. The opening odds were close for this fight, with a slight lean toward the current champion Sterling.
  • In the co-main event, Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns meet for five rounds or less. This fight was booked on short notice after the card needed another big fight, and it doesn’t get any bigger than this one. Burns opened up as the betting favorite for this bout, but Muhammad quickly earned the respect of sports bettors as early come came in his direction.

Written by Adam Martin.


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