Sergei Pavlovich (left) will defeat Curtis Blaydes by KO

UFC Saudi Arabia Odds & Preview: Best Bets & More!

The UFC Saudi Arabia odds are full of value. Seriously. And the road to big money begins in the main event between Robert Whittaker and Ikram Aliskerov.

It's a shame Khamzat Chimaev fell off this card, but I still fancy Whittaker in the main event. Beyond Ikram vs Rob, there are plenty of other big betting plays throughout this UFC Saudi Arabia card on June 22. 

UFC Saudi Arabia Odds & Fight Card

  • Main Card
  • Middleweight: Robert Whittaker (-138) vs Ikram Aliskerov (+110)
  • Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich (-200) vs Alexander Volkov (+170)
  • Middleweight: Daniel Rodriguez (+187) vs Kelvin Gastelum (-225)
  • Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker (-150) vs Volkan Oezdemir (+125)
  • Featherweight: Muhammad Naimov (-110) vs Melsik Baghdasaryan (-110)
  • Middleweight: Shara Magomedov (-250) vs Joilton Lutterbach (+200)
  • Prelims
  • Lightweight: Nasrat Haqparast (-225) vs Jared Gordon (+187)
  • Bantamweight: Muin Gafurov (-125) vs Kyung Ho Kang (+100)
  • Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby (+225) vs Rinat Fakhretdinov (-275)
  • Light Heavyweight: Magomed Gadzhiyasulov (-450) vs Brendson Ribeiro (+350)
  • Early Prelims
  • Middleweight: Abu Azaitar (+100) vs Denis Tiuliulin (-125)
  • Bantamweight: Farid Basharat (-175) vs Montel Jackson (+150)
  • Bantamweight: Long Xiao (+100) vs Chang Ho Lee (-125)

How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Aliskerov

  • Date/Time: June 22, 12 p.m. ET
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Arena: Kingdom Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+

UFC Saudi Arabia Best Bet: Sergei Pavlovich (-200)

From interim title contender to... Alexander Volkov? There's nothing wrong with Volkov, a UFC vet, but Pavlovich manhandled all his UFC opponents (except a fluke loss to Alistair Overeem) before running into the Tom Aspinall train at Madison Square Garden last year.

Pavlovich at -200 is an absolute steal. Even if Volkov gets some grappling going, he's not strong enough to hold down Pavlovich for a submission. Sergei will storm out the gates and lay a beating on his fellow Russian. 

You can read more on the Pavlovich vs Volkov matchup here

UFC Saudi Arabia: My Fight of the Night — Whittaker vs Aliskerov

So Chimaev is gone, but we've basically got Chimaev 2.0 in Aliskerov, who steps up to challenge Whittaker.

This fight could be a bloody brawl. Ikram has very heavy hands and he chases finishes. Rob, ever tough, is slick but often gets bloodied up easily, which will only increase Aliskerov's efforts to score a finish.

I'm seriously unsure how long this fight will go, but I believe "The Reaper" sets the pace in this fight and forces Aliskerov to adapt. There will be high IQ MMA and violent interactions in this bout, which is all we can ask for.

Read my full preview & picks of the Aliskerov vs Whittaker matchup here.

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