With the UFC seemingly softening its stance regarding a potential matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre, bookmakers have started to offer early odds.
.See the rematch odds here. Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov is a clash of styles that the sport of MMA was created for. Perhaps the best striker in the game vs the best grappler in the game is a dream fight for UFC fans and Nurmagomedov, the current UFC lightweight champion, is favored to win at -170 with McGregor coming back at +140. UFC 254 Odds For The Main Card: Khabib Nurmagomedov (-335) vs. Justin Gaethje (+275) Jared Cannonier (-115) vs. Robert Whittaker (-105) Alexander Volkov (-185) vs. Walt Harris (+160). Nov 26, 2019 LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 02: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Tony Ferguson face off during the UFC 209 Ultimate Media Day inside TMobile Arena on March 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nov 30, 2019 With the fight official, the early betting odds have champ Nurmagomedov a decent favorite. Nurmagomedov is a -250 favorite at BetMGM.com. The comeback on Ferguson is +180. In other words, a $100 bet on Ferguson would pay out $280 (including the original $100 wager) if he pulls the upset. According to Five Dimes, Khabib is a -350 favorite over Poirier, who is a +250 underdog. These odds are expected to change as the fight gets closer to taking place. Khabib defeated Conor McGregor.
UFC president Dana White recently told ESPN that he would “do anything Khabib wanted to do” for the Russian’s final fight with the promotion and said he’d consider matching him with legendary former two-division champion St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), if that was the matchup Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) wanted for his farewell fight.
In response, sportsbooks have swiftly compiled their odds for the matchup, with SportsBetting.ag provisionally setting the undefeated UFC lightweight champion as the -200 favorite for the potential matchup. St-Pierre, who hasn’t lost a fight since Matt Serra defeated him back at UFC 69 in April 2007, is set as a narrow +170 underdog to return from his second retirement and hand Nurmagomedov his first career defeat.
The bookmaker also offered odds on the fight taking place before the end of 2021. You can back the fight to take place before December 31 next year at odds of +550, with -1000 available for those wanting to back against the fight taking place before that time.
The UFC lightweight belt is up for grabs Saturday as reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254.
The main card will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. ET and is available in full on pay-per-view on ESPN+. Below, we look at the betting odds for the full UFC 254 – Khabib vs. Gaethje – fight card.
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UFC 254 fight card: Main card
All odds via BetMGM; last updated Thursday at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-357) vs. Justin Gaethje (+275) odds
Khabib (28-0) is one of the heaviest betting favorites on the UFC 254 fight card, as he defends his lightweight crown against Gaethje (22-2). It would take a $357 bet to return a $100 profit with a win by Nurmagomedov.
A $100 bet on Gaethje as an underdog would return a profit of $275 with an upset win.
Robert Whittaker (-110) vs. Jared Cannonier (-110) odds
Whittaker (22-5) and Cannonier (13-4) meet in a middleweight bout priced as a pick ’em. It would take a $110 bet to earn a $100 profit with a win by your fighter of choice in this evenly-priced contest.
Alexander Volkov (-182) vs. Walt Harris (+150) odds
Volkov (31-8) is favored with a dramatic experience advantage over Harris (13-8, 1 NC). They’re the No. 7 and No. 10-ranked challengers, respectively, in the heavyweight division.
Jacob Malkoun (+225) vs. Phillip Hawes (-278) odds
Malkoun (4-0) makes his UFC debut as an underdog up against Hawes (8-2) in a middleweight clash. Both fighters are unranked.
Lauren Murphy (-238) vs. Liliya Shakirova (+195) odds
The fifth-ranked Murphy (13-4) is being given the betting edge over the unranked Shakirova (8-1) in a women’s flyweight bout.
Magomed Ankalaev (-312) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+250) odds
The main card opens with a light heavyweight fight between No. 11 challenger Ankalaev (13-1) and the unranked Cutelaba (15-5, 1 NC). Ankalaev is the second-biggest favorite on the main card with a $312 bet required for a profit of $100.
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UFC 254 fight card: Prelims
Stefan Struve (-110) vs. Tai Tuivasa (-110) odds
In a heavyweight bout, Struve (33-12) and Tuivasa (10-3) square off in a pick ’em. The equally-priced line offers up an equal reward with a win by either fighter.
Nathaniel Wood (+150) vs. Casey Kenney (-182) odds
Wood (17-4) is an underdog in this catch weight bout against Kenney (15-2-1). A $100 bet on Wood returns a profit of $150 with the minor upset.
Alex Oliveira (-115) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (-106) odds
Little edge is being given to Oliveira (22-8-1) as a favorite over Rakhmonov (12-0) in a welterweight fight. It will take a $115 bet for a $100 profit on the favorite, or a $106 bet for a $100 profit on the underdog.
Da-Un Jung (-357) vs. Sam Alvey (+280) odds
Jung (13-2) kicks off the preliminaries as a commanding betting favorite against Alvey (33-14, 1 NC).
UFC 254 fight card: Early prelims
Liana Jojua (+305) vs. Miranda Maverick (-400) odds
Maverick (9-2) is the chalkiest betting favorite on the entire card. It would take a $400 bet to return a profit of $100. A $100 bet on Jojua would return a profit of $305 with what would be considered a massive upset.
Joel Alvarez (-165) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (+135) odds
UFC 254 starts with a lightweight bout between Alvarez (17-2) and Yakovlev (24-9-1). The much younger Alvarez (by 10 years) is a slight betting favorite.
When is UFC 254?
The main card of UFC 254 is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around 4 p.m. ET.
Prelims begin at noon ET. Early prelims are set for 11 a.m. ET.
Where is UFC 254?
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Watch or stream UFC 254
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