UFC Fight Night Odds: Whittaker vs Gastelum Headlines April 17

Apr 12, 2021 |
By: Covers Staff
UFC Fight Night Odds: Whittaker vs Gastelum Headlines April 17
Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum will headline UFC Fight Night on April 17, with Whittaker coming in as the favorite.
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Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum will headline UFC Fight Night on April 17, with Whittaker coming in as the favorite.
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UFC betting odds are on the board for UFC Fight Night on April 17, headlined by a bout between middleweights Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. UFC odds have Whittaker as the -250 favorite, while Gastelum comes in as a +200 underdog in MMA betting odds.

Here are the full UFC odds for Fight Night on April 17.

UFC Fight Night odds for April 17

Favorite Odds Underdog Odds Weight Class
Robert Whittaker -250 Kelvin Gastelum +200 Middleweight
Jeremy Stephens -138 Drakkar Klose +110 Lightweight
Andrei Arlovski OTB Chase Sherman OTB Heavyweight
Abdul Razak Alhassan -275 Jacob Malkoun +225 Middleweight
Luis Pena -138 Alex Munoz +110 Lightweight
Ricardo Ramos -125 Bill Algeo +100 Featherweight
Tracy Cortez -210 Justine Kish +175 Women's Flyweight
Alexander Romanov -138 Juan Espino +110 Heavyweight
Lupita Godinez -300 Jessica Penne +240 Women's Strawweight
Bartosz Fabinski -138 Gerald Meerschaert +110 Middleweight
Josiane Nunes -138 Zarah Fairn +110 Women's Bantamweight
Tony Gravely -334 Anthony Birchak +250 Bantamweight

Odds courtesy of bet365 as of April 10, 2021.

Where will UFC Fight Night on April 17 take place?

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum will take place at the APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The octagon at the APEX has a diameter of 25-feet, making it five feet smaller than the standard UFC cage.

Who is fighting at UFC Fight Night on April 17?

Besides the headliner, the main card will feature lightweights Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose, heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Chase Sherman, a middleweight bout between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Jacob Malkoun, lightweights Luis Pena and Alexander Munoz and a featherweight fight between Ricardo Ramos and Bill Algeo.

UFC Fight Night odds for the main event and co-main event

Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum Odds

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker (-250) is the No. 1 ranked middleweight contender and previously held the title before losing to current champ Israel Adesanya in 2019. 

That's the only defeat on Whittaker's recent resume with The Reaper going 11-1 in his last 12 bouts with his most recent victory coming against Jared Cannonier last October.  Whittaker is a volume striker that combines highly technical kickboxing ability with a formidable wrestling background. 

Gastelum is the No. 8 middleweight and is a +200 underdog for this bout. Gastelum is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Ian Heinisch in February. That victory snapped Gastelum's three-fight losing streak against Jack Hermansson, Darren Till, and Adesanya. 

However, the defeat to Till was a razor-thin split decision while the fight against Adesanya was an exciting bout that earned Fight of the Night honors. Gastelum is 16-6 in his career and is known for his hand speed and boxing.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose Odds

Stephens enters this fight as a slim -138 favorite and is the No. 9 ranked featherweight contender, although this bout will take place at lightweight. Stephens is on a four-fight losing streak with his most recent defeat coming in May against Calvin Kattar.

The 34-year-old has been fighting in the UFC since 2007 and has compiled a career MMA record of 28-18 with 19 wins by way of knockout. 

Klose (+110) is coming off a loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 248 last March. Klose landed some heavy shots in the early going of the second round but Dariush managed to recover and starched Klose with a highlight-reel knockout. 

Prior to that defeat, Klose had won five of his first six fights in the octagon with each bout going the distance. 

Where can I bet on UFC odds?

Most online sportsbooks and casinos offer bets on UFC odds and props. While odds to win usually come out as soon as a fight is announced, prop bets become more readily available closer to an event. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what UFC bets they have available.

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