A pair of UFC championship bouts highlight the main card when action gets underway at UFC 276. Israel Adesanya aims to defend his UFC middleweight title for the fifth time as he takes on No. 2-ranked contender Jared Cannonier in the main event of the evening.
A highly anticipated rematch is on tap for the co-main event, as Alexander Volkanovski puts his UFC featherweight title on the line once again in his third clash with former champ Max Holloway.
UFC 276 is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with early prelims getting underway at 6 p.m. ET and the main card scheduled for 10 p.m.
Israel Adesanya has rocketed to a heavy favorite on the UFC 276 odds to defend his title yet again. He is joined by Alexander Volkanovski, who sports sturdy odds of tallying a third victory over Max Holloway.
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UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier Betting Notes
Israel Adesanya will be looking to remain undefeated when fighting as a middleweight, and to extend his pro MMA record to 23-1-0. The champion is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Robert Whittaker at UFC 271, which marked his first contest since June 2021.
Currently the No. 2 contender in the UFC middleweight division, Cannonier also last appeared at UFC 271 where he ended Derek Brunson’s evening with a second-round KO that also earned him his second Performance of the Night bonus in four outings.
Adesanya has continued to make gains at the sportsbooks as the countdown to UFC 276 continues. “The Last Stylebender” has vaulted to a -500 favorite, well ahead of the -340 odds he sported in early May, while Cannonier has faded to +350.
That means Adesanya backers must wager $500 to generate winnings of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Cannonier will result in a $350 payday.
According to our sports betting calculator, Adesanya’s short odds translate to an implied win probability of 83.33 percent, while Cannonier’s betting line translates to an implied win probability of just 22.22 percent.
Cannonier is the biggest long shot on the UFC 276 odds. The tightest odds can be found in two bouts as Sean Strickland is a slight -125 favorite over Alex Pereira (-105) while welterweight brawlers, Robbie Lawler (-125) and Bryan Barberena (-105) share the same line.
UFC 276 Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier Odds & Pick
Israel Adesanya (-500) has enjoyed considerable support at the sportsbooks during his steady rise to the top of the 185-pound division. The Last Stylebender has been regularly pegged as betting chalk since joining the UFC four years ago and has sported odds of -250 or shorter in eight of his 12 UFC contests.
Conversely, Cannonier (+350) has struggled to win over sports bettors. “Killa Gorilla” was pegged as a relatively slim favorite in his recent wins over Kelvin Gastelum and Derek Brunson, and endured a stretch of five fights in which he was pegged as a betting underdog on four occasions, including wins over Jack Hermansson and David Branch while sporting average odds of +243.
Prediction: Cannonier (+350); UNDER 4.5 Rounds (-115)
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3 Odds & Pick
The UFC 276 co-main event features an epic trilogy matchup as Alexander Volkanovski (-210) once again defends his UFC featherweight title against former champion Max Holloway (+165).
Volkanovski ended Holloway’s lengthy reign as UFC featherweight champion with a unanimous-decision victory and followed up with a slender split-decision win in their first rematch at UFC 251 to extend a win streak that now stands at 21.
Volkanovski subsequently defended his crown with decisive wins over Brian Ortega and the Korean Zombie, while Holloway returns to action on the heels of unanimous-decision wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez that earned him back-to-back Fight of the Night bonuses.
Prediction: Max Holloway (+165); OVER 4.5 Rounds (-245)
Winning streaks will be on the line when Alex Pereira (-105) tangles with Sean Strickland (-125) in the first of two middleweight matchups on the UFC 276 main card.
Undefeated as a middleweight, Strickland will be gunning for a seventh straight win, while Pereira has tallied five straight victories since Sportsbook his pro MMA career with a loss almost seven years ago.
Prediction: Sean Strickland (-125); OVER 1.5 Rounds (-170)
After the Lauren Murphy vs Meisha Tate fight fell off the main card, the prelim bout between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (-125) and Bryan “Bam Bam” Barberena (-105) was promoted. The former champ, Lawler, picked up his first win since 2017 when he finished Nick Diaz in September of last year, while Barberena finds himself on a winning streak for the first time since 2016.
Prediction: Robbie Lawler (-125); OVER 2.5 (-175)
Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O’Malley Odds & Pick
A highly anticipated clash between ranked bantamweights kicks off the UFC 276 main card, as Pedro Munhoz (+220) tangles with Sean O’Malley (-300). Munhoz clings to the No. 10 spot on the UFC rankings despite losing four of his past five fights. O’Malley has vaulted to No. 13 during his current three-fight win streak.