March has not just one but two UFC pay-per-view events, and UFC 260 odds are already up for a terrific card on Saturday, March 27.
In the main event, Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight championship against Francis Ngannou. Despite dismantling Ngannou in their previous fight three years ago, UFC odds have Miocic as a +125 underdog for the rematch.
Here are the UFC betting odds for the main event and every other currently linked to UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2.
Where will UFC 260 take place?
UFC 260 will take place at the UFC 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 260?
In addition to the headline fight, another title will be on the line as Alexander Volkanovski puts his featherweight belt up against Brian Ortega.
Other big fights on the card include former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque, and Thomas Almeida taking on exciting youngster Sean O'Malley.
UFC 260 odds
|Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||-150||Stipe Miocic||+125|
|Featherweight||Alexander Volkanovski||-188||Brian Ortega||+162|
|Welterweight||Vicente Luque||-275||Tyron Woodley||+225|
|Bantamweight||Sean O'Malley||-300||Thomas Almeida||+240|
|Light Heavyweight||Michał Oleksiejczuk||-160||Modestas Bukauskas||+130|
|Light Heavyweight||William Knight||OTB||Alonzo Menifield||OTB|
|Featherweight||Shane Young||OTB||Omar Morales||OTB|
|Women's Flyweight||Gillian Robertson||OTB||Miranda Maverick||OTB|
|Middleweight||Marc-Andre Barriault||-125||Abu Azaitar||+100|
|Lightweight||Khama Worthy||-160||Jamie Mullarkey||+130|
Odds courtesy of bet365
UFC 260 odds for title fights
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou
The current heavyweight champion, Miocic enters this fight as a slim +125 underdog even though he used his wrestling to shut down Ngannou in a unanimous decision win in 2018. Since that fight, Miocic has fought three consecutive bouts against Daniel Cormier, most recently earning a decision win last August.
Miocic is 20-3 in his career, with 15 wins via knockout and a UFC-record four heavyweight title defenses. The 38-year-old is a very well-rounded fighter that combines strong technical boxing with good wrestling, excellent cardio and a high fight IQ.
Francis Ngannou is a -150 favorite and will be looking to get revenge for his 2018 loss to Miocic. Ngannou followed up on that defeat with a tentative (and strangely boring) performance in a loss against Derrick Lewis.
Since then the Predator has returned to his dominant ways with four straight first-round knockouts. That span includes victories against former champ Cain Velasquez and three highly ranked heavyweights in Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos, and most recently Jairzinho Rozenstruik last May.
Ngannou is brutally strong and is capable of knocking any fighter into next week with a single punch. Not only have his last eight wins all come by KO/TKO but they've all come within the first two minutes of the fight.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega
Alexander Volkanovski enters this fight as a -188 favorite and is coming off a split-decision win against Max Holloway in July. While many critics (including UFC president Dana White) implied that Holloway should have won, Volkanovski had a 137-102 edge in significant strikes during the match.
The Australian is 22-1 in his MMA career, including a perfect 9-0 record since making his UFC debut in 2016. The 32-year-old comes from a wrestling background and has a powerful, compact build, but he's also an excellent striker that lands 6.15 significant strikes per minute while absorbing just 3.14.
Brian Ortega will be a +162 underdog for this matchup and is fresh off a decision victory against "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung in October. That fight came after a 22-month hiatus following a TKO loss to Holloway for the 145-pound title in 2018.
That defeat is the only blemish on Ortega's 15-1 career record, and prior to that loss against Holloway, Ortega had six straight wins by stoppage. Ortega is a high-end grappler with some of the slickest and most entertaining submissions around, but he's also more than willing to mix it up on his feet as his most recent striking display against KZ showed.
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