Back-to-back UFC numbered events are a treat to all fight fans. UFC 267 takes place in Abu Dhabi with two belts up for grabs and is followed by UFC 268 on November 6 at Madison Square Garden with yet another two championship fights headlining the card.
The UFC 268 main event is the highly anticipated rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington for the welterweight championship. The co-main is also a rematch but this time in the women’s strawweight division as Rose Namajunas defends her belt against Zhang Weili, the woman she took it from in April.
When it comes to UFC 268 odds for the main event, the current champ, Usman, is the betting favorite over Covington.
UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2 Notes
Since they met in December 2019 for the belt, Usman has defended his strap three more times, including back-to-back knockouts heading into this rematch.
Conversely, we only saw Covington fight once since getting stopped by Usman in the fifth round of a tightly contested battle. However, that performance was a dominant one as he stopped former champion Tyron Woodley in the fifth.
UFC 268 Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has listed all of the UFC 268 odds and when it comes to the headliner, Usman is the -310 favorite with Covington set at +240. This means that if you were to bet $310 on a winning Usman ticket, you would profit $100 while a $100 winning wager on Covington would net you $240.
Looking more closely at the UFC 268 odds with our sports betting calculator, we can see that the champ’s -310 betting line represents an implied win probability of 75.61 percent while the challenger’s +240 odds have an implied win probability of 29.41 percent.
If you’re looking for the biggest favorite in the UFC 268 odds, UFC newcomer Ian Garry gets that honor as the -400 chalk over Jordan Williams (+300). Meanwhile, if you want to test your hand in the fight with the closest odds, you will be looking at the co-main event with champion Rose Namajunas as the -105 underdog and Zhang Weili the -115 chalk.
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Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington Odds & Prediction
Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman (-310) and Colby “Chaos” Covington (+240) were in an absolute brawl in their first fight and the outcome was up in the air until the final round. The judges’ scorecards had the Sportsbook of the fifth winning the fight, but the judges weren’t needed as Usman ended the fight with 50 seconds to go via knockout.
It’s not very often that we see an immediate rematch for a title after a first-round finish in the previous fight but that’s what we get in this case. “Thug” Rose Namajunas (-105) needed less than 90 seconds to score a head kick knockout and reclaim her championship against Zhang “Magnum” Weili (-115), who defended the belt just once.
Just before the title fights, we get to see veteran and former lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (+120), who is looking to return to the win column for the first time in over a year. Meanwhile, Marlon “Chito” Vera (-145) tangled with the former featherweight champion last December and took a loss, but he bounced back with a win in June.
Prediction: Marlon Vera (-145) via decision
Shane Burgos vs Billy Quarantillo Odds & Prediction
For the first time in his career, “Hurricane” Shane Burgos (-200) walks into a fight on a losing skid, searching for his first win in just over two years. Looking to pile another loss on Burgos’s record is Billy Quarantillo (+160), who is aiming for back-to-back wins after a knockout victory in July.
Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler Odds & Prediction
The last two title challengers in arguably the organization’s toughest division will collide with aspirations of returning to a lightweight championship bout. Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (-210) has been inactive since his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October. Meanwhile, “Iron” Michael Chandler (+170) lost his title shot against Charles Oliveira via knockout in May.