UFC 294 Betting Percentages for Main Card

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Don Shapiro
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We have an incredible card for UFC 294 Saturday afternoon, and bettors are eagerly backing their fighters.

Below, you will find the current betting splits in terms of handle (total money wagered) for each of the main card matchups.

Be mindful that this event begins 2 pm ET as it is taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Islam Makhachev enters this fight 24-1.  He's the -240 favorite.  Alexander Volkanovski is 26-2 and pays out $200 for every $100 bet with a win.


This was a short notice rematch fight between the two men. 

Volkanovski accepted the fight on less than two weeks’ notice following the withdrawal of Charles Oliveira.  Volkanovski dispelled the narrative that he has nothing to lose on Saturday.

“This whole ‘nothing to lose’ type thing is silly,” Volkanovski said at UFC 294 media day. “Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot of pressure on Islam and I understand that, but I have to take this rematch that I want so bad, this lightweight title, we talk about legacy—If I was to lose, my legacy takes a big hit. I don’t get another shot at him. I don’t get another shot probably at the lightweight title. How much longer do I have? You really don’t know these things. There’s definitely still a lot to lose for me. I think he takes a big hit with a loss to his legacy, losing to someone who is obviously the featherweight champ, a division below, coming in on 12 days’ notice. Again, there’s a lot of pressure on him. No pressure on me, I’m not letting there be any pressure, but there’s still a lot to lose for me.

“I don’t want people acting like me doing this is a no-brainer. I guarantee you there’s not many fighters that are going to do this. You heard Islam say, ‘No excuses’ and things like this. One thing I want to say is, put it this way, 100 percent if the roles were reversed, this fight is not happening. I don’t care what anyone says. He’s not fighting on 12 days’ notice. So he needs to remember that.”

Largest Liabilities

1. Tim Elliott

2. Trevor Peek

3. Said Nurmagomedov


Most Bet - Public Bettors

1. Khamzat Chimaev


Most Bet - Professional Bettors

1. Viktoriya Dudakova


Tim Elliott +300                

Muhammad Mokaev -400

(59.5% of handle on Mokaev)               


Muin Gafurov +200                 

Said Nurmagomedov -235

(87.8% of handle on Nurmagomedov)  


Jinh Yu Frey +410                 

Viktoriya Dudakova -560  

(83.8% of handle on Dudakova)                              


Trevor Peek -175                 

Mohammad Yahya +150

(73.6% of handle on Peek)   


Mike Breeden +227   

Anshul Jubli -267

(80.3% of handle on Jubli)  


Victor Henry +425   

Javid Basharat -600  

(84.0% of handle on Basharat)  


Bruno Silva +241                              

Shara Magomedov -281

(87.0% of handle on Magomedov)   


Muhammad Naimov +250                 

Nathaniel Wood -300   

(61.3% of handle on Wood)                


Abu Azaitar +208                

Sedriques Dumas -243   

(61.5% of handle on Dumas)                                    


Warlley Alves +425                 

Ikram Aliskerov -575  

(86.1% of handle on Aliskerov)                 


Alexander Volkanovski +205                              

Islam Makhachev -240    

(66.9% of handle on Makhachev)            


Kamaru Usman +265                 

Khamzat Chimaev -315   

(72.5% of handle on Chimaev)                


Johnny Walker +290   

Magomed Ankalaev -355

(75.0% of handle on Ankalaev) 

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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