In an upcoming, highly anticipated match, welterweight champion Leon Edwards is set to defend his title for the second time. His formidable opponent will be none other than former interim champion Colby Covington. The much-anticipated fight has been the subject of rumors for an extended period.
In a significant announcement on Wednesday night, Dana White, the president and CEO of the UFC, revealed three highly anticipated fights that will undoubtedly excite fans. These include the co-main event for UFC 295 as well as the main and co-main events for UFC 296.
In a development that has caught the attention of avid fight enthusiasts, odds makers have wasted no time in opening their books to accept wagers on the highly anticipated trio of recently announced bouts.
🚨 HUGE FIGHT NEWS 🚨— UFC (@ufc) September 21, 2023
November's #UFC295 co-main event will be @Jiri_BJP vs @AlexPereiraUFC for the vacant light heavyweight title!
AND your #UFC296 headliners will be @Leon_EdwardsMMA vs @ColbyCovMMA, with Alexandre Pantoja vs @BrandonRoyval serving as the co-main! pic.twitter.com/GTD5pnd1BD
The Opening Odds between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington
Analysts and fans are eagerly awaiting this showdown, which is expected to be a thrilling battle inside the Octagon. Let’s take a closer look at the initial odds for this exciting matchup.
As early as March, odds were already being made for the proposed match-up. In the past, oddsmakers set Covington as the favorite contender with -190 odds (while Edwards had +165 odds). With the official confirmation of the fight, a notable shift has occurred.
Opening odds for other matches
In the world of mixed martial arts, Colby Covington has emerged as a prominent figure, with odds currently set at +125.
Leon Edwards is currently listed as a -145 favorite. While Alex Pereira is making headlines with his odds of -110. Jiri Prochazka is currently listed as a -120 favorite.
In the highly anticipated matchup between Alexander Pantoja and Brandon Royval, the opening odds have been released. Sports enthusiasts and fans alike are eagerly awaiting this clash of titans.
In a highly anticipated showdown, the co-main event for UFC 296 is set to feature a thrilling flyweight title clash. Newly crowned champion Alexander Pantoja will step into the octagon to defend his title against the formidable No. 4 ranked contender, Brandon Royval.
Currently, the reigning champion stands as the clear frontrunner; however, it is anticipated that the gap will narrow as the fight draws nearer. Brandon Royval is making headlines with his impressive odds of +200. In a surprising turn of events, Alexander Pantoja has been listed at -260.