Dana White’s Contender Series 60 takes place on Tuesday, August 29 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.
Opening Odds For Dana White’s Contender Series 60
Dylan Salvador -205
Bolaji Oki +165
Thomas Petersen -350
Chandler Cole +275
Mateo Vogel -300
Timothy Cuamba +240
Marco Tulio Silva -165
Yousri Belgaroui +135
Carlos Prates -115
Mitch Ramirez -115
Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Dana White’s Contender Series 60:
- At lightweight, we have Dylan Salvador taking on Bolaji Oki. Salvador is coming off two straight wins in this fight and he actually landed a rare Von Flue Choke in his last fight to pique the interest of the UFC matchmakers. He is a former GLORY kickboxer and he even fought Giga Chikadze once in kickboxing, beating him by decision in 2017. Oki has won his last seven fights in a row and he scored a brutal knockout in his last match. Both of these fighters are Europeans who aren’t well-known to the North American audience, but both men have a lot of talent. You have to lean towards Salvador, but Oki is of course a live dog here as well.
- Also on the docket is a heavyweight bout between Thomas Petersen and Chandler Cole. Petersen is the former LFA heavyweight champion and he has been on the radar of the UFC matchmakers for a long time. He is finally getting his chance to be in the UFC, and if he can win this fight, he will get a chance to fight at the sport’s highest level. As for Cole, he is a former Ultimate Fighter participant who is also looking to get a shot in the UFC. While Cole has knockout power, Petersen’s wrestling should be able to help him dominate this fight.