Opening Betting Odds for UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg


UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg takes place on Saturday, May 4 at Farmasi Arena, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 301 Odds

Alexandre Pantoja -255
Steve Erceg +215

Jose Aldo -120
Jonathan Martinez +100

Vitor Petrino -400
Anthony Smith +300

Michel Pereira -500
Igor Poteria +375

Caio Borralho -355
Paul Craig +290

Joanderson Brito -120
Jack Shore +100

Jack Shore -325
Joanderson Brito +275

Myktybek Orolbai -211
Elves Brenner +181

William Gomis -135
Jean Silva +115

Drakkar Klose -140
Joaquim Silva +120

Mauricio Ruffy -155
Jamie Mullarkey +135

Dione Barbosa -185
Ernesta Kareckaite +160

Ismael Bonfim -400
Vinc Pichel +300

Alessandro Costa -125
Kevin Borjas +105

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC 301 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC 301 sees UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja defend his title against Steve Erceg. Pantoja has been in the UFC for a long time now and he has been one of the best flyweights for many years. He enters this fight on a five-fight win streak and has looked great inside the cage. As for Erceg, he has won his first three fights in the UFC to get this unexpected title shot. While Erceg has a puncher’s chance, you have to go with Pantoja to defend his belt due to his UFC experience.
  • In the co-main event, Jonathan Martinez takes on the legend, Jose Aldo. Martinez has won his last six fights in a row and has looked amazing as of late. As for Aldo, he is a former long-time UFC champion who is returning to the Octagon and doing boxing for the last few years. This is a close fight on paper, but with Martinez being younger and having more momentum, he is the favorite to win here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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