A clash between top-ranked welterweights highlights the UFC main card this weekend, as Vicente Luque takes on Belal Muhammad in their long-awaited rematch.
UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2 takes place on Saturday, April 16, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with main card action set to get underway at 8:30 p.m. ET. Luque wasted no time disposing of Muhammad in their first clash in the Octagon almost six years ago, and he holds the edge in both the UFC rankings and the Luque vs Muhammad odds going into Saturday night’s matchup.
Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhammad Notes
Vicente Luque turned in another dominant performance in his last outing, submitting Michael Chiesa in under three and a half minutes in their date last summer at UFC 265. With the victory, Luque extended his win streak to four fights, with each of his two most recent wins coming inside five minutes.
Belal Muhammad returns to action just four months after tallying a unanimous-decision win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Daukaus, and is now undefeated in seven Octagon appearances since January 2019.
Luque vs Muhammad Odds
Online sportsbook BetUS has published a full slate of Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2 odds, and has pegged Luque as a -180 favorite and Muhammad as a +150 underdog. That means a successful $180 bet on Luque will produce winnings of $100, while a $100 wager on Muhammad produces potential winnings of $150.
According to the Odds Shark sports betting calculator, Luque’s odds translate to an implied win probability of 64.29 percent, while Muhammad’s odds suggest an implied win probability of 40.00 percent.
While Muhammad sports lengthy and lucrative odds, he is far from the longest underdog scheduled to see action on Saturday night. That distinction belongs to Brandon Jenkins, who is set to face fellow lightweight Drakkar Klose in Saturday’s prelims pegged as a distant +450 long shot. Another preliminary card matchup features the tightest odds of the evening, with Rafa Garcia and Jesse Ronson both listed at -115 in another battle of lightweights.
Luque vs Muhammad Betting Odds & Fight Card
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UFC Fight Night Luque vs Muhammad Best Bets
Sports bettors cashed in tickets on just three of five favorites last weekend at UFC 273. Could more upsets be in the works as the scene shifts back to the UFC Apex on Saturday night? Here’s a look at the best bets for UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2, including picks for the highly anticipated main event.
Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhammad Odds & Pick
Winning streaks will be on the line when Vicente Luque (-180) battles Belal Muhammad (+150) in a clash of top-ranked welterweights gunning for a title shot. Currently perched as the No. 4 contender in the UFC welterweight division, Luque has finished opponents quickly in each of his four straight wins. That is bad news for fifth-ranked Muhammad, who has gone 6-0 in his past seven fights, with one no contest, but suffered a stunning first-round KO defeat when he first faced Luque in November 2016.
Pick: Vicente Luque (-180); UNDER 4.5 rounds (-130)
Mayra Bueno Silva vs Wu Yanan Odds & Pick
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Mayra Bueno Silva has eked out just one victory in her past four fights. But that has not prevented “Sheetara” from vaulting to a heavy -500 favorite in her upcoming women’s bantamweight matchup with Wu Yanan, who rides a two-fight losing streak into the weekend as a +350 underdog on the UFC Fight Night 206 odds.
Pick: Mayra Bueno Silva (-500); OVER 2.5 rounds (-190)
Pat Sabatini vs T.J. Laramie Odds & Pick
Undefeated in his first two UFC clashes, Pat Sabatini vies for a sixth straight victory overall when he steps into the Octagon to face fellow featherweight T.J. Laramie as a lofty -500 favorite. Idle since September 2020, Laramie returns to action sporting lengthy +350 odds as he searches for his first UFC win.
Pick: Pat Sabatini (-500)
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