The UFC is now one of the most popular sports in the world, thanks to the fame of fighters like Conor McGregor, Anderson Silva and Nate Diaz.
The sport is also a big business when it comes to betting, with hundreds of millions wagered on fights every year.
If you’re a devotee of UFC and have a penchant for sports betting, read on to find out the latest odds on some of the most high-profile upcoming fights.
UFC Fight Night 208 – July 23, 2022: The O2 Arena, London
Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall
UFC Fight Odds: Tom Aspinall -120 Curtis Blaydes +100
The first fight of this epic night of action sees 31-year-old American fighter Curtis Blaydes facing off against Salford born Tom Aspinall. The bookmakers have the British fighter as the favourite to win but you would be foolish to write off Blaydes, the #4 ranked UFC heavyweight.
Jack Hermansson vs Chris Curtis
UFC Fight Odds: Chris Curtis -135 Jack Hermansson +115
Darren Till was due to fight the Swede Jack Hermansson after suffering an undisclosed injury. The top-ranked fighter has been replaced by Chris Curtis, a fighter fresh on the back of a three-match winning streak since joining the UFC. The American will be hoping to do to Hermansson what he did to Rodolpho Vieira at UFC Vegas 57.
Paddy Pimblett vs Jordan Leavitt
UFC Fight Odds: Paddy Pimblett -240 Jordan Leavitt +200
Paddy Pimblett is the new Golden Boy of the British UFC scene, attracting fans through his fighting style and down-to-earth demeanour during interviews. Thousands of scousers will be making the trip down to London from Liverpool to cheer on their hero, who should have no trouble defeating Jordan Leavitt.
UFC 277 – July 30, 2022: American Airlines Center, Dallas
Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes
UFC Fight Odds: Amanda Nunes -285 Julianna Pena +240
Julianna Pena sent shockwaves around the fighting world at UFC 269 when she defeated Amanda Nunes, the woman regarded as the greatest female fighter on the planet. At the end of the month, they face off against each other once again with Nunes looking for revenge and Pena keen to prove her earlier victory wasn’t a fluke.
The odds seem to be heavily stacked in Nunes’ favour, but they were at UFC 269 too and that didn’t end too well for her…
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
UFC Fight Odds: Brandon Moreno -190 Kai Kara-France +160
On the same night Moreno and Kara-France will be fighting for the interim flyweight title. The former undisputed champion Moreno is the favourite for the fight after beating the same opponent in December 2019. Will lightning strike twice again?
Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich
UFC Fight Odds: Derrick Lewis -115 Sergei Pavlovich -105
There is a cigarette paper separating Derrick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich in the betting odds because they are perhaps two of the most equally matched fighters in UFC right now. Lewis may just have the edge due to this phenomenal record of 13 wins by KO/TKO. That could well count for nought against the aggressive and dominant Pavlovich though. One thing is for sure, this will be a fight to remember.
Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith
UFC Fight Odds: Magomed Ankalaev -450 Anthony Smith +350
At the end of last month, light heavyweight challenger Anthony Smith was asked what he thinks about his betting odds of +350 to beat Magomed Ankalaev. As you would imagine, Smith was bullish in his answer but are the bookmakers, right? Probably. Those are huge odds differentials which means one thing, Ankalaev is going to win this fight and become the next light heavyweight title challenger.
There are plenty of UFC fights in the pipeline beyond those covered in today’s article. Take a minute to let us know in the comments section which fights you’re looking forward to.