UFC 276 Early Betting Odds Released
The buzz is already building for UFC 276 in two months. This promotion will be held on Fourth of July weekend, and fans from all over the country will flock to Las Vegas with two titles on the line. UFC 276 will also mark the culmination of International Fight Week, and the newest entrants in the UFC Hall of Fame will be announced.
UFC 276 will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Currently, there are two titles scheduled to be up for grabs in this promotion as Israel Adesanya defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Jared Cannonier, and Alexander Volkanovski faces Max Holloway for the third time with the UFC Featherweight Championship on the line.
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Early UFC 276 Betting Odds
- Israel Adesanya -334
- Jared Cannonier +250
The Last Stylebender is currently ranked No. 3 in the UFC Men’s Pound-for-Pound rankings. Israel Adesanya has successfully defended the UFC Middleweight Championship four times, and his only loss came when he moved up to Light Heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz last year at UFC 259. Adesanya didn’t have the power necessary to beat the bigger Blachowicz, but he has plenty of power for this division.
Jared Cannonier stalled out as a Light Heavyweight, prompting a move to Middleweight after three losses in five fights. Cannonier has gone on to win five of his six fights in this class, but his best wins have come against Kelvin Gastelum and Derek Brunson. Adesanya is in another class, and the champion deserves to be a sizeable favorite.
- Alexander Volkanovski -188
- Max Holloway +162
Although Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway in both of their previous fights, he isn’t much of a favorite after only defeating Holloway by split decision in the second bout at UFC 251 two years ago.
This bout is very likely to go the distance. Four of five Volkanovski’s last five fights have been decided by the judges, and Holloway has had six straight bouts last a full five rounds. The previous two fights between these fighters have been decided by the judges too. Volkanovski has won 21 straight MMA fights, so it’s hard to go against him here.
- Miesha Tate -160
- Lauren Murphy +130
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is fighting for the third time since coming out of retirement last year. Tate scored a third-round TKO win over Marion Reneau in her return to the Octagon last July, but she lost a unanimous decision to Ketlen Vieira in November.
We saw Lauren Murphy challenge for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship at UFC 266. Murphy came up short against Valentina Shevchenko, but she won five straight fights before that loss. Still, Tate is a deserved favorite as two of Murphy’s wins came by split decision, and Tate is rounding into form.
- Bryan Barberena -125
- Robbie Lawler +100
The great Robbie Lawler is still ready to duke it out in the Octagon although he is not nearly as talented of a fighter as he was in the past. Lawler has lost four of his last five fights, and his win over Nate Diaz in his last match is easy to look past considering Diaz hadn’t fought in almost seven years.
That makes Bryan Barberena a potentially interesting pick although he doesn’t have anywhere near the same pedigree as his opponent.
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