Opening Odds for UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2


UFC 299: O’Malley vs. Vera 2 takes place on Saturday, March 9 at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. 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 299 Odds

Sean O’Malley -220
Marlon Vera +185

Benoit Saint-Denis -150
Dustin Poirier +130

Kevin Holland -135
Michael Page +115

Gilbert Burns -115
Jack Della Maddalena -105

Petr Yan -115
Yadong Song -105

Jailton Almeida -200
Curtis Blaydes +160

Maycee Barber -190
Katlyn Cerminara +165

Mateusz Gamrot -400
Rafael dos Anjos +330

Kyler Phillips -200
Pedro Munhoz +170

Ion Cutelaba -160
Philipe Lins +140

Michel Pereira -175
MichaƂ Oleksiejczuk +150

Robelis Despaigne -500
Josh Parisian +375

Asu Almabaev -375
CJ Vergara +310

Maryna Moroz -154
Joanne Wood +134

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 299 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 299 sees a rematch between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera, this time for the UFC bantamweight title. These two fighters met four years ago, with Vera winning that fight by TKO after O’Malley injured his ankle in the first round. Four years later, they meet again, only this time O’Malley is the champion after having not long a fight since then. Both of these fighters are always exciting and they match up very well against each other in terms of what should be a stylistically fun fight. That being said, the bookies opened up O’Malley as the favorite for this rematch, likely due to the fact he has improved so much since the first fight.
  • Also on the card is a five-round lightweight co-main event between Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis. Poirier is coming off a brutal KO loss to Justin Gaethje but he remains one of the very best lightweights in the sport. As for BSD, he has looked amazing since moving down to 155 lbs, but this is a big step up in competition. Despite that, the bookies opened up BSD as the favorite here for this big fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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