Opening Odds for UFC Mexico: Moreno vs. Royval 2


UFC Mexico: Moreno vs. Royval 2 takes place on Saturday, February 24 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin looks at the opening odds below.

UFC Mexico Odds

Brandon Moreno -250
Brandon Royval +210

Brian Ortega -150
Yair Rodriguez +130

Daniel Zellhuber -450
Francisco Prado +350

Raul Rosas Jr. -300
Ricky Turcios +250

Yasmine Jauregui -300
Sam Hughes +250

Manuel Torres -200
Chris Duncan +170

Raoni Barcelos -150
Christian Quinonez +130

Jesus Aguilar -110
Mateus Mendonca -110

Edgar Chairez -400
Daniel Lacerda +330

Fares Ziam -225
Claudio Puelles +190

Denys Bondar -170
Luis Rodríguez +145

Felipe dos Santos -250
Victor Altamirano +210

Muhammad Naimov -275
Erik Silva +200

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

  • The main event of UFC Mexico is a rematch between flyweight contenders Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval. These two fighters previously met in 2020, with Moreno finishing Royval via TKO. Four years later, they meet again. Once again, Moreno is the favorite to win the fight, and for good reason, considering he is a multi-time UFC flyweight champion who is still at the top of his game. Royval is a very good fighter, too, but Moreno is slightly better. Considering the fight is taking place in Mexico, it obviously makes sense to see Moreno as the favorite.
  • The co-main event of UFC Mexico is a rematch between featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega. These two met in 2022, with Rodriguez defeating Ortega via first-round injury TKO. Since that fight, Rodriguez has fought for the title, although he lost to Alexander Volkanovski. As for Ortega, he has not fought since that night, so he will be entering this bout off a long layoff. It is surprising to see that Ortega opened as the favorite for this rematch, but the line has adjusted since the opener and now Rodriguez is the favorite to win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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