UFC 280 Early Odds and Fights Preview Two Titles at Stake

UFC 280 Early Odds and Fights Preview: Two Titles at Stake

Each week, we do our best to cover every major MMA event taking place. This week will be more of the same, but we also want to look ahead to an event that is still a couple of weeks away. We are, of course, talking about UFC 280, which will take place on Saturday morning, October 22. The event is taking place in the early hours of the morning due to the fact that the UFC will once again be back in Abu Dhabi, a place they went regularly during the pandemic. The main card in this one is a beauty, with 5 great fights, 2 of which are title bouts. I will not be making any predictions here, as this is all about the early UFC Odds, so let’s get to it.

MMA Betting Picks – Early UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev Odds

Katlyn Chookagian (+164) Vs Manon Fiorot (-212)

The main card starts with the ladies and what looks to be a very good Flyweight bout. Chookagian comes into this one on the heels of a 4-fight win streak that has taken her overall record to 18-4. As good as she has been, Chookagian is in as an underdog for this one. Fiorot is sitting at 9-1 overall and has won each of her last 9 fights. This is one that could very well go the distance.

Beneil Dariush (+151) Vs Mateusz Gamrot (-196)

We have a couple of very experienced Flyweights stepping into the octagon next for what should be a great fight. Dariush is ranked #5 in the world and comes into this bout on a 7-fight win streak that has his record now sitting at Gamrot is 21-1 and ranked at #7 in the world, so it’s more than fair to suggest that the winner of this one is going to move that much closer to a title shot.

Petr Yan (-333) Vs Sean O’Malley (+244)

Another great fight up next before we get to the title bouts. Yan comes into this one on the heels of a split decision loss to Aljamain Sterling for the belt. He has now lost 2 of his last 3 to fall to 16-3 overall. O’Malley is 15-1 overall and is coming off a fight that ended as a No Contest after an eye poke. Outside of that one, he has won 5 of his last 6. This one has fight of the night potential.

Aljamain Sterling (-175) Vs TJ Dillashaw (+135)

The first title fight of the night is for the Bantamweight Championship, with Sterling coming in as the defending champion. He is 21-3 overall and has now won 7 in a row, with the majority of those fights going the distance. Dillashaw has won 5 of his last 6 fights to get to 17-4 overall, but he comes into this one as the underdog, which is not surprising given that he is the challenger here.

Charles Oliveira (+126) Vs Islam Makhachev (-161)

The main card closes out with a fantastic matchup, with the winner of this one set to win the vacant Lightweight Championship belt. Oliveira is 33-8 and you have to go all the way back to 2017 to find the last time he lost. Since then, he has won 11 in a row. Makhachev is 22-1 overall and has won 10 in a row, with his last loss coming back in 2015. This one should be an absolute war.


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