The first UFC PPV of 2022 is quickly approaching and it’s a big one. And by a big one, I mean the heavyweight title will be up for grabs in the main event between champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane. Setting the table for the big boys will be the trilogy flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo.
UFC 270 takes place on January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and can be seen on PPV. For the heavyweight championship main event, the challenger and interim champ, Gane, is the betting favorite.
Be sure to check out online sportsbook Bovada for the best UFC 270 odds.
UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane Notes
Ngannou made good in his second attempt at winning UFC gold. He lost the first time by decision to Stipe Miocic but avenged that loss with a second-round knockout win last March. Inactive since then, he is laying his belt and a five-fight winning streak on the line.
Speaking of lengthy winning streaks, the challenger hasn’t tasted defeat in his brief 10-fight career. He broke out in a big way in 2021, scoring three wins, including a knockout victory over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 to win the interim championship.
UFC 270 Odds
Online sportsbook Bovada has listed the UFC 270 odds and in the main event, Ciryl Gane is the -140 chalk with Francis Ngannou set as the +115 underdog. This means to make $100 with a winning Gane bet, you must lay $140, whereas a $100 bet on Ngannou would net you another $115.
We can look at the UFC 270 odds more closely with our sports betting calculator. There you will see that Gane’s odds translate to an implied win probability of 58.33 percent and Ngannou’s betting line represents an implied win probability of 46.51 percent.
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If you’re looking to take a risk on the biggest underdog of the card, you will be playing Victor Henry (+365) in his bantamweight bout with Raoni Barcelos (-525). If you’d like to try your hand with the tightest odds, you’d be looking at the welterweight bout between Michael Morales (-115) and Trevin Giles (-105).
UFC 270 Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Odds & Prediction
As mentioned off the top, not only is Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane (-140) looking to unify the heavyweight titles but he’s also striving to remain undefeated. Meanwhile, Francis “The Predator” Ngannou (+115) had back-to-back losses in 2018 but has been flawless since then with five straight wins.
For more on this fight, see my Ngannou vs Gane odds analysis piece.
Prediction: Ciryl Gane (-140) via knockout
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo 3 Odds & Prediction
The flyweight championship will feature the same two men for the third time in a row. Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno (-185) proved the first bout that went to a draw was not a fluke as he earned a third-round submission in the rematch. Former champ Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo (+150) had been on a five-fight winning streak, including one title defense, before running into Moreno.
For more on this fight, see my Moreno vs Figueiredo 3 odds analysis article.
Prediction: Brandon Moreno (-190) via knockout
Michel Pereira vs Andre Fialho Odds & Prediction
Getting the call on late notice to make his UFC debut is Andre Fialho (+225). He gets his first shot in the Octagon against Michel “Demolidor” Pereira (-290), who finds himself on a three-fight winning streak.
Prediction: Michel Pereira (-285) via decision
Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomedov Odds & Prediction
Two bantamweights on the outside of the top 15 are looking for a statement win here to jump into the rankings. Cody “The Spartan” Stamann (+160) has dropped his last two trips to the Octagon. Meanwhile, Said Nurmagomedov (-200) tasted his first loss in the UFC in December 2019 but made short work of his followup opponent in October 2020.
Prediction: Said Nurmagomedov (-200) via decision
Michael Morales vs Trevin Giles Odds & Prediction
From Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to opening the first PPV of 2022, what a wild four months it has been for Michael Morales (-120). He will be making his UFC debut against Trevin “The Problem” Giles (-105), who is coming off his first-ever knockout loss last July.
Prediction: Trevin Giles (-105) via decision
UFC 270 Best Bets
|Heavyweight Championship – Ciryl Gane||-150|
|Flyweight Championship – Brandon Moreno||-190|
|Welterweight – Michel Pereira||-285|
|Bantamweight – Said Nurmagomedov||-200|
|Welterweight – Trevin Giles||-105|
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