Opening Betting Odds for UFC Denver: Namajunas vs. Cortez


UFC Denver: Namajunas vs. Cortez takes place on Saturday, July 13 at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. 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 Denver Odds

Rose Namajunas -110
Tracy Cortez -110

Santiago Ponzinibbio -140
Muslim Salikhov +120

Gabriel Bonfim -450
Ange Loosa +350

Drew Dober -160
Jean Silva +140

Christian Rodriguez -325
Julian Erosa +275

Abdul Razak Alhassan -205
Cody Brundage +175

Josh Van -275
Charles Johnson +235

Jasmine Jasudavicius -250
Fatima Kline +210

Luana Santos -375
Mariya Agapova +310

Montel Jackson -170
Da’Mon Blackshear +145

Andre Petroski -145
Joshua Fremd +125

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

  • The main event of UFC Denver sees Rose Namajunas take on Tracy Cortez at women’s flyweight. Cortez is coming in on short notice, filling in for Mayce Barber, who is ill. Namajunas is coming off a decision win over Amanda Ribas in her last fight which snapped a two-fight losing skid. As for Cortez, she has won her last five fights in a row in the UFC to get this top 15 opponent. Still, Namajunas is far more proven and she should be be able to win this fight.
  • The co-main event of UFC Denver sees Santiago Ponzinibbio take on Muslim Salikhov in a striker’s delight at 170 lbs. Ponzinibbio has lost three of his last four fights and is getting up there in age at 37, but he is still a dangerous striker who can score the occasional knockout. As for Salikhov, he is also coming off three losses in his last four fights and was finished by punches in his last outing. Although Salikhov is an excellent striker in his own right, he is now 40 and appears to be in the decline phase of his career. Ponzinibbio should be able to win this fight, and he is the favorite for a reason.

Written by Adam Martin.


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