UFC 251 Odds Released For Triple Championship Card

Betting odds for UFC 251 were released Thursday. The latest Octagon installment takes place July 11 from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, also known as “Fight Island.” Per BJPenn.com, three title fights headline the upcoming spectacle as Welterweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight dominance float within grasp for six top fighters.

Headline 170 pound champion Kamaru Usman welcomes streaking contender Gilbert Burns while attempting title defense number two. The co-main offers an immediate rematch between current 145 pound ruler Alexander Volkanovski and recently deposed Max Holloway. Finally, wrecking ball Petr Yan and future Hall of Famer Jose Aldo collide for top 135 pound honors.

On a night of champions, the following odds rundown is courtesy of BestFightOdds.com. And after five weeks of unbroken UFC action, culminating with Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker’s instant classic, the hyped triple main event, thirteen-fight pay-per-view card wakes the MMA giant from its seven day rest.

UFC 251 Odds

Kamaru Usman -175
Gilbert Burns +150

Alexander Volkanovski -210
Max Holloway +170

Petr Yan -240
Jose Aldo +205

Rose Namajunas -170
Jessica Andrade +145

Amanda Ribas -450
Paige VanZant +350

Volkan Oezdemir -150
Jiri Prochazka +130

Muslim Salikhov -190
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos +165

Makwan Amirkhani -155
Danny Henry +115

Leonardo Santos -190
Roman Bogatov +150

Raulian Paiva -115
Zhalgas Zhumagulov -105

Karol Rosa -210
Vanessa Melo +160

Martin Day -110
Davey Grant -110

A title odds glance sees Usman perhaps a bit undervalued at -175. The "Nigerian Nightmare" showed total package tools last December while breaking down consensus number two 170-pounder Colby Covington for the undisputed Welterweight crown. Burns, who has won four straight, including a May doppelgänger of Usman's five round destruction of Tyron Woodley, faces a primed top-five pound-for-pound entrant at UFC 251, not faded or returning opposition.

Meanwhile, -210 reigning Featherweight boss Alexander Volkanovski is perhaps installed a bit high while rematching Max Holloway after narrowly claiming the long-time champion's belt last December. While "Alexander the Great" outhustled "Blessed," two judges rendered 48-47 scorecards on a night where either man could've left victorious.

Regardless, UFC 251 shapes up as the promotion's top card since temporarily ceasing business during COVID-19 lockdowns. Thursday's odds release opens a massive betting week for fight enthusiasts.

Check back soon for in-depth UFC 251 matchups and best value picks.

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