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UFC Odds - UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya

Written by:
Phil Simon
Published on:
Mar/04/2021

It’s a whopper of a night in the Octagon and at the betting window as not one, not two, but three title fights highlight the card at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Petr Yan (15-1) defends his title for the first time taking on Aljamain Sterling (19-3) in a bantamweight bout to get the trilogy started. Amanda Nunes (20-4) puts her women’s featherweight strap on the line against Megan Anderson (11-4) in the second co-main event. Those tussles set the stage for the main event with undefeated Israel Adesanya (20-0) moving up a weight class to take on light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (27-8).  Bookmaker.eu offers a generous CASH welcome bonus (max CASH bonus $1600).

Three title fights alone would be worth the price of admission, figuratively speaking of course, but the ticket for Saturday includes two other bouts on the main card, four fights in the prelims and six scraps in the early prelims. It is indeed a full night.

Islam Makhachev (18-1) puts his six fight winning streak on the line against Drew Dober (23-9) in a lightweight match. Makhachev hasn’t fought in over a year with COVID restrictions and injury putting him on the shelf. He remains a top contender in the division, however, and looks to get back to a routine. Oddsmakers aren’t too concerned about his layoff or they don’t trust Dober. Either way Makhachev opened as a big favorite in this bout.

A couple of bantamweight battles highlight the prelims with those fighters looking to climb the ladder to Yan and Sterling status. Former champ Dominick Cruz (22-3) takes on Casey Kenney (16-2-1) in one fight. Cruz lost the belt to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 and dropped his next fight to Henry Cejudo. Kenney has been active winning his last three fights. And Cruz is the kind of opponent he needs to beat to put on his resume.

Check out updated odds for every fight on Saturday’s UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya fight card at BookMaker.eu and place your wager. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET and the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. All fights can be seen on ESPN. The main card gets underway on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya Odds at BookMaker.eu

Main Card
Jan Blachowicz +197 vs. Israel Adesanya -255  
Rounds 2.5: Over -145 / Under +115

Megan Anderson +675 vs. Amanda Nunes -1250  
Rounds 1.5: Over -125 / Under -105

Aljamain Sterling -118 vs. Petr Yan -112  
Rounds 3.5: Over -130 / Under +100

Drew Dober +270 vs. Islam Makhachev -365  
Rounds 2.5: Over -175 / Under +139

Thiago Santos +127 vs. Aleksandar Rakic -160  
Rounds 1.5: Over -150 / Under +120

Prelims
Casey Kenney -140 vs. Dominick Cruz +110  
Rounds 2.5: Over -260 / Under +201

Kyler Phillips +124 vs. Song Yadong -155  
Rounds 2.5: Over -165 / Under +131

Joseph Benavidez +110 vs. Askar Askarov -140
Rounds 2.5: Over -215 / Under +168

Kai Kara-France -140 vs. Rogerio Bontorin +110  
Rounds 2.5: Over -215 / Under +168

Early Prelims
Jordan Espinosa -129 vs. Tim Elliott -101  
Rounds 2.5: Over -205 / Under +161

Kennedy Nzechukwu +190 vs. Carlos Ulberg -245  
Rounds 1.5: Over -170 / Under +135

Jake Matthews +165 vs. Sean Brady -210  
Rounds 2.5: Over -210 / Under +165

Livinha Souza +179 vs. Amanda Lemos -230  
Rounds 2.5: Over -270 / Under +207

Aalon Cruz +143 vs. Uros Medic -180  
Rounds 1.5: Over -140 / Under +110

Trevin Jones +186 vs. Mario Bautista -240  
Rounds 2.5: Over -175 / Under +139

Jan Blachowicz (27-8, 8 KOs, 9 SUBs) vs. Israel Adesanya (20-0, 15 KOs, 0 SUBs)

It’s never easy making a jump in weight class. Adesanya did all he could in the middleweight division winning the interim title with a win over Kevin Gastelum and unifying the titles with a stoppage of Robert Whitaker. He successfully defended his title twice last year and makes the leap to take on new faces and new fighting styles. Blachowicz emerged as a top fighter in the division by KOing Cory Anderson and doing the same to Dominick Ryes to capture the vacant light heavyweight title. He put everything together at the same time to emerge as a threat. And he packs a powerful punch that’s put four of the last five opponents to sleep. Technically sound in nearly every aspect of his game, nobody has devised a plan to beat Adesanya. And I don’t think Blachowicz is quick enough to avoid lethal strikes.

UFC Pick: Israel Adesanya / Decision

Megan Anderson (11-4, 6 KOs, 3 SUBs) vs. Amanda Nunes (20-4, 13 KOs, 3 SUBs)

Is there any fighter in the UFC or MMA for that matter badder than Nunes? It’s amazing she’s lost four times, however, none of those defeats have come recently. The Lioness has won 11 straight fights with seven of those defending her title. Not many are giving Anderson a chance as indicated by the odds. The Australian challenger has a major advantage in height and reach, something she will need to use to successfully hold off the champ. And Anderson is coming off a pair of first round stoppages to earn a chance at the belt. Even if Anderson can withstand an early onslaught, the relentless pressure Nunes applies will eventually be too much. There is absolutely no value betting Nunes so look at alternate markets, or put a few bucks on Anderson get a hefty payout should pull off the upset.

UFC Pick: Amanda Nunes / (T)KO / 3rd Round

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- Phil Simon, Gambling911.com

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