Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 78: Luque vs. Dos Anjos


UFC Vegas 78: Luque vs. Dos Anjos takes place on Saturday, August 12 at the UFC Apex 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 Vegas 78 Odds

Rafael dos Anjos -150
Vicente Luque +130

Hakeem Dawodu -350
Cub Swanson +285

Khalil Rountree -220
Christopher Daukaus +185

Iasmin Lucindo -280
Polyana Viana +240

Tafon Nchukwi -110
AJ Dobson -110

Joshua Fremd -185
Jamie Pickett +160

Marcus McGhee -350
JP Buys +285

Terrance McKinney -300
Mike Breeden +250

Francis Marshall -250
Isaac Dulgarian +210

Martin Buday -210
Josh Parisian +180

Jaqueline Amorim -270
Montserrat Ruiz +230

Da’Mon Blackshear -200
Jose Johnson +170

Juliana Miller -225
Luana Santos +190

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 78 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 78 is a five-round welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Rafael dos Anjos. Luque is coming off of two straight losses to Geoff Neal and Belal Muhammad and he appears to be on the decline phase of his career at age 31. As for dos Anjos, he is coming off of a submission win over Bryan Barberena. Despite being 38 years old, it still feels like dos Anjos is in the prime of his MMA career. Overall, this should be a fantastic fight between two veterans of the sport. Dos Anjos opened up as a small favorite here, likely due to his grappling advantage, but if Luque is able to keep this fight standing, he could win.
  • Also on the card is a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawodu. Swanson was knocked out by Jonathan Martinez in his last fight in what was a poor career move down to the UFC bantamweight division. As for Dawodu, he has lost two of his last three fights, including a decision defeat to Julian Erosa his last time out. That being said, Dawodu opened up as a sizable favorite in this bout due to his youth advantage.

Written by Adam Martin.


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