UFC 297 Betting Results

The first major UFC card in 2024 wasn't filled with highlight reel finishes but UFC 297 did see two new champions get crowned on January 20, 2024.

The Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada took in back-to-back championship fights in the main and co-main event and both lasted five rounds.

The main event featured a grueling five-round clash between South African Dricus du Plessis and American favorite Sean Strickland for the vacant UFC Middleweight Championship. In a very tight fight, du Plessis outpointed Strickland with relentless pressure and powerful counterstrikes, earning a split decision victory (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) and etching his name as the new 185-pound UFC champion.

This bout was as tight as the odds, with du Plessis closing as a -115 favorite over Strickland (-105).

In the co-main event, Raquel Pennington fought off early submission attempts and defeated a gassed Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous decision to capture the vacant UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.

Four of the five fights on the main card went to the scorecards and the fifth could have as well but heavy favorite Mike Malott (-400) was stunned by an improbable comeback by Neil Magny in the final minute of the fight to win by stoppage.

Magny cashed as a +300 underdog and the was the them of UFC 297 with upsets taking place in seven of the 12 fights. Bettors looking for extended action and playing the clock also flourished with the 'over' going 9-3.

Dricus du Plessis of South Africa improved to 7-0 in the UFC after capturing the UFC Middleweight Championship. (Getty)

UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis Betting Results

  • Favorites-Underdogs: 5-7
  • Over-Under: 9-3
  • Fights to Go the Distance: 7
  • Fights to Finish Inside Distance: 5
  • Knockouts/Technical Knockouts: 2
  • Submissions: 3

UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis Main Card Results

Middleweight Championship
Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis

  • Odds: Sean Strickland -105 Dricus du Plessis -115
  • Outcome: Dricus du Plessis by Unanimous Decision (47-48, 48-47 48-47)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

Women's Bantamweight Championship
Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

  • Odds: Raquel Pennington +145 Mayra Bueno Silva -165
  • Outcome: Pennington by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
  • Total Rounds: Over 4.5

Welterweight Bout
Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott

  • Odds: Neil Magny +300 Mike Malott -400
  • Outcome: Magny by TKO (R3, 4:45)
  • Total Rounds: Over 1.5

Middleweight Bout
Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

  • Odds: Chris Curtis -170 Marc-Andre Barriault +150
  • Outcome: Curtis by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

Featherweight Bout
Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev

  • Odds: Arnold Allen +165 Movsar Evloev -190
  • Outcome: Evloev by Unanimous Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis Preliminary Card Results

Bantamweight Bout
Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield

  • Odds: Brad Katona -188 Garrett Armfield +162
  • Outcome: Armfield by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

Featherweight Bout
Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson

  • Odds: Charles Jourdain -215 Sean Woodson +185
  • Outcome: Woodson by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
Bantamweight Bout

  • Odds: Serhiy Sidey -190 Ramon Taveras +165
  • Outcome: Taveras by by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Total Rounds: Over 1.5

Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
Women's Strawweight Bout

  • Odds: Gilian Robertson -310 Polyana Viana +260
  • Outcome: Robertson by TKO (R2, 3:12)
  • Total Rounds: Under 2.5

UFC 297: Strickland vs. du Plessis Early Preliminary Card Results

Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson
Welterweight Bout

  • Odds: Yohan Lainesse -150 Sam Patterson +125
  • Outcome: Patterson by Submission (R1, 2:03)
  • Total Rounds: Under 1.5

Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscilia Cachoeira
Women's Flyweight Bout

  • Odds: Jasmine Jasudavicius -425 Priscilia Cachoeira +325
  • Outcome: Jasudavicius by Submission (R3, 4:21)
  • Total Rounds: Over 2.5

Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick
Flyweight Bout

  • Odds: Malcolm Gordon -190 Jimmy Flick +165
  • Outcome: Flick by Submission (R2, 1:17)
  • Total Rounds: Under 1.5