UFC 251 Odds and Picks: Usman vs Masvidal

UFC 251 on “Fight Island” was the last major UFC event, which took place on the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The event was scheduled for July 11, with a trio of championship fights headlining the event. So we look forward to the next even, which is UFC Fight Night 172.

The headline bout between Usman Kamaru beating Jorge Masvidal, with the decision going to the referees. It was an event with little surprise, as all the other main card fights were won by the favourites. Volkanovski, Petr Yan and Rose Namajunas all winning their fights. 

The odds for the UFC Fight Night 172 are now available., with Dana White recently confirming the entire card. The odds are subject to change, so it’s worth checking pack with this page regularly. The odds were last updated on July 13, 2020:

1st Fighter powerplay powerplay  powerplay  2nd Fighter

Calvin Kattar

1.33 21.00 (Draw) 3.30

 Dan Ige

Tim Elliot

1.40 21.00 (Draw) 2.90

Ryan Benoit

 

Cody Stamann

2.90 21.00 (Draw) 1.40

Jimmie Rivera

 

Molly McCann 2.60 21.00 (Draw) 

1.50

Talia Santos

 

The headline event will feature the title-challenger Calvin Kattar up against MMA veteran Dan Ige. Calvin Kattar stands as the favourite and will be a tough opponent for Ige. 

As well as the main fight, there will be a number of other excellent fights, including bouts between Tim Elliot and Ryan Benoit, Cody Stamann and Rivera, then Molly McCann will faceoff against Talia Santos. 


UFC 251 - All fights

Below we’ve provided a full breakdown of all the fights, including the undercard fights, that will feature at UFC 251. There are a number of smaller events and fights nights that will take place before UFC 251. You can find the full UFC schedule here.

Main Card

  • Kamaru Usman (16-1-0) vs Jorge Masvidal (35-13-0)
  • Alexander Volkanovski (21-1-5) vs Max Holloway (21-5-0)
  • Petr Yan (14-1-0) vs Jose Aldo (28-6-0)
  • Jessica Andrade (20-7-0) vs Rose Namajunas (9-4-0)
  • Amanda Ribas (9-1-0) vs Paige Vanzant (8-4-0)

Undercard

  • Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) vs Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1)
  • Shamil Abrudakhimov (20-5-0) vs Ciryl Gane (6-0-0)
  • Volkan Oezdemir (17-4-0) vs Jiri Prochazka (14-1-0)
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3-0) vs Raulian Paiva (17-1-0)

UFC 251 Picks & Predictions

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Kamaru Usman to out strike Jorge Masvidal

The welterweight titleholder Usman will be keen to continue his fine form in the Octagon, but he’ll be in for a real test against a man that knows the ring too well, Masvidal.

Kamaru Usman has a lot of hype surrounding him, with a number of top fighters trying to match themselves with the Nigerian Nightmare including the likes of Conor McGregor. He’s won fights against Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington in his last two fights, which weren’t easy fights.

His opponent is no joke either. Otherwise known the East-Coast bad boy, the Miami-based fighter has won his last 6 fights, and in some style.

His last fight was against Tyron Woodley, winning the fight via unanimous decision. He’s not the tallest fighter but has a lethal striking and the champ needs to be aware of this.

Take Usman to win.

Kamaru Usman To beat Jorge Masvidal
1.33
Betway

Volkanovski to defeat Max in what will be a chaotic bout

This is the second bout between these two fighters, with Volkanovski taking the featherweight title from Holloway in their last meeting in the octagon.

Max Holloway had one of the most impressive runs we’ve seen in UFC history. Holloway will be hungry to get his title back and has worked hard to find himself in this position.

The loss for Holloway at UFC 245 back in December was an unexpected result. Holloway will realize regaining his title would put him in the conversation for one no of the greatest UFC featherweights of all time.

The UFC betting odds do favour Volkanovski and we tend to agree. His speed and precision are much like Holloway and he’ll need to go up a gear or two if he hopes to win.

Pick Volkanovski to defend his title.

Alexander Volkanovski To beat Max Holloway
1.40
PowerPlay

Petr Yan to overpower Aldo

There are still faint memories of the Conor McGregor fight in which Jose Aldo was knocked out in 13 seconds. Since then, Aldo has fought 7 times, winning 3 of those 7 fights.

Back-to-back losses to the aforementioned Max Holloway really knocked his confidence or at least seemed to do so. He’s going into this one having lost his last two fights, plus he’s fighting against Petr Yan who is a formidable opponent.

Petr Yan destroyed UFC legend, Urijah Faber in his last fight back in December 2019. He’s sitting on a record of 14-1-0, with a 100% record in the UFC.

While you can never count out Jose Aldo, we think it’ll be far too much for the Brazilian as Yan looks lethal and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Take Petr Yan to win it.

Petr Yan To beat Jose Aldo
1.40
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