UFC 241 Odds, Facts and Previews For Main Fights
We bring you the UFC 241 Vegas odds, which features a tightly contested main and co-main event and some hype trains quickly climbing as sizable favourites.
On August 17, 2019, the UFC returns to Anaheim, California with this action-packed PPV.
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- 01UFC 241 - Saturday, August 17, 2019
- 02UFC 241 - Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic
- 03UFC 241 - Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
- 04UFC 241 - Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa
- 05UFC 241 - Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff
- 06UFC 241 - Derek Brunson vs Ian Heinisch
- 07How to make the best UFC 241 bets?
- 08Where to watch UFC 241?
UFC 241 - Saturday, August 17, 2019
UFC 241 will come to you live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, USA.
The event has 12 planned bouts, despite injuries to some of the fighters.
This includes a heavyweight championship rematch between incumbent champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Stipe Miocic.
In the co-main event is a welterweight grudge match between former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and bad boy Nate Diaz.
Find out more about UFC 241 betting on the UFC odds page.
UFC 241 - All Fights
Main Card (PPV)
- Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Cormier (C) vs Stipe Miocic
- Welterweight: Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
- Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa
- Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff
- Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs Ian Heinisch
- Lightweight: Devonte Smith vs TBD
- Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs Cory Sandhagen
- Women's Flyweight: Polian Botelho vs TBD
- Bantamweight: Manny Bermudez vs Casey Kenney
Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)
- Lightweight: Christos Giagos vs Drakkar Klose
- Women's Strawweight: Hannah Cifers vs Jodie Esquibel
- Bantamweight: Kang Kyung-ho vs Brandon Davis
- Women's Flyweight: Sabina Mazo vs Shana Dobson
UFC 241 - Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic
Cormier shocked the world the first time he and Miocic fought. Not only did he win as an underdog, but he did so by knocking Miocic out in the first round.
Odds are, this is unlikely to happen again as Miocic has had a full year to recover and prepare for this rematch.
— UFC (@ufc) August 1, 2019
And yet, Cormier should still emerge victorious again. He has a better chin, wrestling, and will be the stronger of the two especially if they clinch or fight in a phone booth.
Cormier beating Miocic again is one of your UFC 241 best bets.
UFC 241 - Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
As the "People's Main Event", let's all pray this fight doesn't fall apart.
But this is a longtime grudge match in the making going back to when Anthony Pettis was still the lightweight champion. Both Pettis and Diaz are brilliant showmen, elite strikers, and savants in grappling.
But Pettis's diversity and unpredictability will be the decider here. Diaz is straightforward: fight in a straight line, use his long reach to box, and turn to his Jiu-Jitsu if it goes to the ground.
Nate Diaz makes his return to the Octagon against Anthony Pettis two weeks on Saturday at #UFC 241.
And Nate has just dropped this awesome trailer.
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic may be the headliner, but Diaz vs Pettis is definitely the 'People's Main Event'.
Super pumped. pic.twitter.com/2Vl1K8WDeJ
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) July 30, 2019
Pettis won't be suckered into fighting Diaz at his game and will employ a variety of kicks and wrestling to neutralize Diaz in what should be a tight contest.
UFC 241 - Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa
This battle of powerhouse middleweights could steal the show if it doesn't end too early.
Both Romero and Costa are hulking brawlers who can end any fight with their power punching. The biggest difference, and one that should decide this fight is Romero's wrestling.
While Costa is also a capable wrestler, Romero's wrestling pedigree could keep the Brazilian from firing on all cylinders. Both fighters are coming from at least one-year layoff although Romero has kept active with grappling bouts.
— Michael”Left Hook Larry”Bisping (@MMA_UFC_BANTER) July 31, 2019
Romero is also more battle-tested having gone to wars with Robert Whittaker and defeating former champions. Costa is taking a huge step up in competition. And Romero's experience should decide this one.
UFC 241 - Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff
Add "Super Sodiq" to your list of unstoppable Nigerians in the UFC.
Following in the footsteps of his fellow Naija, Yusuff is a ferocious prospect who keeps coming at his opponents. Built like a truck, Yusuff has both power and speed and a well-rounded skillset.
Benitez will be his toughest test. The Mexican is 5-2 in the UFC and has won three of his last four. He won't be easy to beat as he also has a diverse skillset. But Yusuff's strength and power will be his moneymaker here.
After a flurry of punches, Sodiq Yusuff gets the TKO win. pic.twitter.com/DgDXaibMHT
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 2, 2018
Yusuff should win the striking exchanges and beat up "Mowgli" en route to a clear decision.
UFC 241 - Derek Brunson vs Ian Heinisch
Recency bias is a legitimate blindside among the UFC 241 betting public. Brunson, who has lost two of his last three fights, is an underdog to Heinisch who is undefeated in his last five bouts.
Heinisch is a promising contender in the middleweight division. He has true one-punch knockout power and is vicious once he gets the fight to the ground. But Brunson isn't just a gatekeeper he's going to walk through.
.@DerekBrunson believes he can be the first fighter to KO Ian Heinisch when they meet at #UFC241 and talks about being back training at @365hardknocks, working Robbie Lawler and past opponent Elias Theodorou's release via @theScoreMMA https://t.co/dofjHEXX7q pic.twitter.com/lc9d3gZbMG
— James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) July 21, 2019
Brunson has only lost to the elite strikers, the Robert Whittaker's (current champ) and the Israel Adesanya's (current interim champ). He is fast, powerful, and explosive. And despite leaving himself open, his speed will be the difference here.
How to make the best UFC 241 bets?
Before you get to betting UFC 241, you will need to find the best sportsbooks for UFC 241 odds. When looking for your bookmaker, keep in mind the two main criteria: the bookmaker with the most UFC 241 markets and the book with the highest UFC 241 odds.
We can help you out with our list of the best UFC betting sites. This list features the top bookmakers available for Canadians to bet on UFC 241.
Books like Bodog, Sports Interaction, and Bet365 are usually staples when it comes to UFC/MMA betting. They open odds early, feature plenty of markets, and have sign-up offers along with occasional bonus offers.
You don't need to sign up for all three, but we do recommend signing up for at least two sportsbooks. This will give you more versatility in terms of your bets. One site can be your go-to site, preferably a market leader with UFC betting, and the other can be your mobile betting site.
Both sites should have plenty of UFC 241 markets and competitive UFC 241 betting odds.
When you've chosen your books, do the research. Don't just analyze the fights, but get a good read on the betting public. Once you've figured out which fighters the public ignore or overrate, you can find great bets.
Where to watch UFC 241?
You have a wealth of options on where to watch UFC.
UFC 241 will be broadcasted in three formats: pay-per-view, cable TV, and online at UFC Fight Pass.
The UFC 241 main card featuring the championship fight is on PPV, which you can buy on your TV if you have a cable package or you can alternatively stream it by purchasing it on the UFC's website or app or through YouTube.
The prelims air on both TSN and UFC Fight Pass. The main prelims, the four-fight card that airs just before the PPV, will be on TSN. The early prelims are exclusive to UFC Fight Pass.