Betting odds for possible title unification fights between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker are out.
Nurmagomedov is the betting favorite over Poirier. He is currently serving a ban for his part in the UFC 229 post-match fight. However, he will come back to the Octagon in September this year.
Nurmagomedov has said before that he would take on the winner of Holloway vs Poirier. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the betting favorite with a mark of -250 over Dustin Poirier, who opens as an underdog +210.
Interestingly, Poirier headed as an underdog into his fight against Holloway.
UFC 236 pay-per-view event took place this past Saturday at Atlanta, Georgia. The main and co-main events lit up the audience like never before. The event helped raise UFC stock and silenced critics of the interim title system. Both main and co-main fights won ‘Fight of the Night’ honors that night.
In fact, Dana White called Gastelum vs Adesanya, “one of the best fights I’ve ever seen.”
After UFC 236, title unification matches have gained traction. Possible future match-ups like Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier seem likelier than ever.
Current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is healing from surgery. Still, he opens as a favorite with a mark of -155 against undefeated +135 underdog Israel Adesanya.
Current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has shown a desire to fight WWE star Brock Lesnar. Lesnar recently lost a title at WrestleMania 35. Cormier said he has few fights left in him and wants a big match before he hangs his gloves. The betting site gives Cormier a -325 betting favorite and +275 to Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar’s last outing was against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, which he won. However, the responsible body overturned his win, turning it into a no contest (NC) after it was revealed that Lesnar failed a drug test.
Check out below the betting odds for future matches.
Khabib Nurmagomedov -250
Dustin Poirier +210
Robert Whittaker -155
Israel Adesanya +135
Luke Rockhold -150
Anthony Smith +130
Daniel Cormier -325
Brock Lesnar +275