Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 88: Tuivasa vs. Tybura


UFC Vegas 88: Tuivasa vs. Tybura takes place on Saturday, March 16 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 looks at the opening odds below.

UFC Vegas 88 Odds

Tai Tuivasa -130
Marcin Tybura +110

Bryan Battle -140
Ange Loosa +120

Kennedy Nzechukwu -500
Ovince Saint Preux +375

Macy Chiasson -180
Pannie Kianzad +155

Isaac Dulgarian -125
Christian Rodriguez +105

Gerald Meerschaert -155
Bryan Barberena +135

Mike Davis -300
Natan Levy +250

Josiane Nunes -150
Chelsea Chandler +130

Jafel Filho -155
Ode Osbourne +135

Thiago Moises -335
Mitch Ramirez +275

Josh Culibao -240
Danny Silva +205

Jaqueline Amorim -140
Cory McKenna +120

Charalampos Grigoriou -220
Chad Anheliger +185

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 88 Opening Odds:

  • The main event is a five-round heavyweight bout between Tai Tuivasa and Marcin Tybura. Tuivasa has lost three straight fights heading into this bout and he just has not looked like the slugger that was quickly climbing up the heavyweight ranks a few years ago. As for Tybura, he was brutally knocked out by interim champ Tom Aspinall in his last fight, but he has ad more success overall lately than Tybura has. Thi is a close striker vs. grappler fight on paper, and the oddsmakers opened it as a near Pick ’em due to the stylistic clash.
  • The co-main event of UFC Vegas 88 sees Bryan Battle fight Ange Loosa at welterweight. Battle won TUF and he has looked great in the UFC for the most part since then, showing off skills on both the floor and the mat. Loosa came to the UFC from Dana White’s Contender Series and he has also done well so far in the UFC, although he likely lacks the high upside that Battle has. Still, this is a competitive fight on paper, and the oddsmakers only opened up Battle as a small favorite to win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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