The UFC pay-per-view next main event returns on March 27th, as we head back to the UFC APEX in Vegas for the heavyweight title fight. The Ohio man, who has proven himself to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Stipe Miocic will defend his title against the formidable Francis Ngannou.
The odds for the UFC 260 are now available. The odds were last updated on March 26, 2021:
As well as that, we have a second title defence, as featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski fights the American Brian Ortega. We also have a return to the octagon for Tyron Woodley and Sean O’Malley.
While there are still elements of the main event yet to be finalized, the main fights are scheduled and there is a lot to look forward to at UFC’s next major event. The full list of upcoming UFC events can be found good UFC schedule.
Our In-house MMA and sports betting experts have analyzed the UFC betting odds for the UFC 260 event, based on the odds from the top-tier sportsbooks available to Candian bettors. We will assess the markets and make some free picks for the main bouts.
UFC 260 Picks & Predictions
It looks like the UFC has released all the fights, although there is always a chance there will be some movements and changes made to the main card and undercard. So, be sure to keep checking back with this page for the latest information, odds, and predictions for UFC 260.
We will take a look at the main fights on the card below. But, firstly, let’s take a look at the full list of fights slated for the event at the end of March. Be aware, there is always a chance fighter will pull out with injuries or illnesses and will be replaced with another fighter.
UFC 260: Main Fights
Stipe Miocic (20-3-0) vs Francis Ngannou (15-3-0)
Alexander Volkanovski (22-1-0) vs Brian Ortega (15-1-0)
Vincente Luque (19-7-1) vs Tyron Woodley (19-6-1)
Sean O’Malley (12-1-0) vs Thomas Almeida (22-4-0)
Khama Worthy (16-7-0) vs Jamie Mullarkey (12-4-0)
Hannah Goldy (5-1-0) vs Jessica Penne (12-6-0)
William Knight (9-1-0) vs Alonzo Menifield (9-2-0)
Miranda Maverick (10-2-0) vs Gillian Robertson (9-5-0)
Shane Young (13-5-0) vs Omar Morales (10-1-0)
Marc-Andre Barriault (11-4-0) vs Abu Azaitar (14-1-1)
Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4-0) vs Modestas Bukauskas (11-3-0)
Luana Pinheiro (8-1-0) vs Randa Markos (10-11-1)
Stipe Miocic (2.20) vs Francis Ngannou (1.67)
Stipe Miocic is one of the greatest heavyweights to grace the sport, if not the greatest. We’ve seen the likes of Randy Couture and Cain Valasquez stand as the most feared men in the sport, but for years now it’s been, Stipe.
This is the second bout between these two fighters, with the first ending in a unanimous decision after going the distance. While the kit was a win for Miocic in the last, Ngannou returns 3 years on a different fighter.
He is more conditioned now, if that is even possible, and has tidied up a lot of aspects of his fight game. While this poses a new threat to the 38-year old veteran Stipe, we believe he will once again stand up to the challenge and overcome the monstrous fighter that is Francis Ngannou.
Alexander Volkanovski (1.53) vs Brian Ortega (2.50)
Volkanovski is making a claim to be one of the greatest featherweights of all time. His record speaks for itself – 22-1, having not lost a fight since 2013, this guy is something else. He’s not just taking fights against the low hanging-fruit either.
Back-to-back wins over Max Holloway, as well as wins against Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. Brian Ortega certainly poses a threat and he earned this title shot, beating the Korean Zombie back at the end of 2020.
However, it’s doubtful he’ll have enough to stop the Australian. He’s just built differently, we saw Mendes land some direct strikes, only for Volkanovski to throw even heavier strikes back 10 seconds later at UFC 232.
With a record of 12-0, Sugar Sean O’Malley looked to cruise all the way to the top of the bantamweight rankings and claim a title fight. However, he was unexpectedly defeated by the experienced fight Marlon Vera in his last, losing via TKO in the first round.
Since then, O’Malley has been relatively quiet, as he prepares his return to the octagon. He is very much a confident fighter. He will face off against Thomas Almeida (22-4-0) on March 27th, who looks to snap a 3-bout losing streak.
Sometimes a loss can be very humbling for fighters and can give them that little bit extra they were missing before. We feel that Sean O’Malley will come back with the same striking game we saw before, but with a more mature head on his shoulders in 2021 and beyond.