UFC 276 Complete Fight Odds Analysis and Predictions (07/02/2022)
Adesanya continues making gains at top UFC sportsbooks online. The Last Stylebender is a -400 favorite, up from the -340 odds he had in early May. Cannonier has faded to +300 at the best online sportsbooks. This means that Adesanya backers must bet $400 to win $100, while a winning $100 bet on Cannonier will yield a $300 payoff.
Israel Adesanya has received a lot of support at the top sportsbooks online in his journey to the top of the 185-pound division. The Last Stylebender is regularly pegged as betting chalk since he joined the UFC four years ago.
UFC 276 Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
He has had odds of -250 or shorter in eight of his 12 UFC fights. On the other hand, Cannonier has had a hard time winning over sports bettors. “Killa Gorilla” was a relatively slight favorite in his recent wins against Kelvin Gastelum and Derek Brunson.
He endured a string of five fights wherein he was a betting underdog four times. That includes wins over Jack Hermansson and David Branch with odds of +243.
Adesanya remains perched at No. 3 on the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. This is thanks to a flawless 22-0 record as a middleweight. The single defeat of his career occurred in his attempt for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 259. There he dropped a unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz.
Jared Cannonier has shown remarkable versatility since he made his middleweight debut. He has gone 5-1-0 in six fights. Four of those wins came by KO/TKO.
A dreaded power puncher in his early days, Adesanya has regularly gone the distance recently. Eight of his last 11 fights were decided by the judges. That has given him ample chance to accrue 12 knockdowns. That positions him second all-time among UFC middleweights. He trails only Anderson Silva.
There is no doubt that Killa Gorilla has punching power. Cannonier’s 10 of his 15 career wins have been by ko. Nine of those wins came within two rounds.
Adesanya has had a hard time defending against takedown attempts in recent performances. Opponents have put him on the mat on 11 total times in his last three Octagon appearances.
Pick: Cannonier under 4.5 Rounds.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
Top sportsbooks online favorite Alexander Volkanovski defends his UFC featherweight belt against erstwhile champion Max Holloway. Again. Volkanovski snapped Holloway’s long reign as UFC featherweight champeen with a unanimous-decision win.
He followed that up with a close split-decision win in their first rematch at UFC 251. That extended his winning streak that now stands at 21 wins. Volkanovski then defended his title with decisive wins against Brian Ortega and the Korean Zombie.
Meanwhile, Holloway is returning to action in the wake of unanimous-decision wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez. These earned him consecutive Fight of the Night bonuses.
Pick: Max Holloway over 4.5 Rounds
Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira
Winning streaks will be at stake when Alex Pereira does battle with Sean Strickland (+100) in the first of two middleweight bouts on the UFC 276 main card. Unbeaten as a middleweight, Strickland will be aiming for a seventh consecutive win. Pereira has notched five straight wins since he started his pro MMA career with a defeat nigh seven years ago.
Pick: Sean Strickland OVER 1.5 Rounds
UFC 276 Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley
A long awaited meeting between ranked bantamweights will kick off the UFC 276 main card. Pedro Munhoz clashes with Sean O’Malley (-265). Munhoz ranks No. 10 spot on the UFC rankings even though he has lost four of his last five fights. O’Malley has jumped to No. 13 in his current three-fight winning streak.
Pick: Pedro Munhoz OVER 2.5 rounds.