UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya Odds, Best Bets, and Predictions

UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya Odds, Best Bets, and Predictions
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
May 19th 2023

We haven’t seen any UFC action in almost TWO WEEKS, but before you get all bent out of shape, listen to me when I say: The UFC is back, baby. We’re just a few sleeps away from UFC 287, which is shaping up to be one of the best cards of the year.

Headlined by the FOUTH iteration of Adesanya vs Pereira, UFC 287 is chock full of high-ranked contenders, journeymen, and prospects, all vying to get their hand raised at the end of the night.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook).

Full UFC 287 Fight Card Odds

Early Prelims (Sat, April 8th, 6:00 PM EST)

Women’s Strawweight: Jaqueline Amorim (-265) vs Sam Hughes (+225)

Featherweight: Sha Yilan (-180) vs Steve Garcia (+155)

Catchweight: Ignacio Bahamondes (-365) vs Trey Ogden (+300)

Women’s Strawweight: Cynthia Cavillo (+240) vs Lupita Godinez (-285)

Preliminary Card (Sat, April 8th, 8:00 PM EST)

Heavyweight: Karl Williams (-390) vs Chase Sherman (+320)

Middleweight: Gerald Meerschaert (+155) vs Joe Pyfer (-180)

Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson (+140) vs Luana Pinheiro (-165)

Middleweight: Chris Curtis (+105) vs Kelvin Gastelum (-125)

Main Card (Sat, April 8th, 10:00 PM EST)

Bantamweight: Raul Rosas Jr (-250) vs Christian Rodriguez (+210)

Welterweight: Kevin Holland (-240)  vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (+200)

Bantamweight: Rob Font (+155) vs Adrian Yanez (-180)

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns (-450) vs Jorge Masvidal (+360)

Middleweight: Alex Pereira (+115) vs Israel Adesanya (-135)

UFC 287 Best Bets

If you want my thoughts on Saturday night’s main event, then you can check that out there. But, if you’re wanting three great bets to place through any of these online casinos regarding the rest of Saturday night’s card, then just buckle in and position those readers perfectly onto your nose.

Best Bet #1: Trey Ogden To Win Via Submission (+600)

We’re starting off with a real money-earner right here, and these odds are, quite frankly, shocking. Ignacio Bahamondes is a great fighter and is one of the best young strikers in the division–however, Trey Ogden is a submission wizard.

Of his 16 MMA wins, 11 have come via submission. Bahamondes, who only has four losses on his record, has lost via submission twice. If Ogden can avoid Bahamondes’ flashy kicks and take this fight to the ground, there’s a great chance he’s able to get it done–and at +600, who isn’t at least a little bit enticed by that?

Best Bet #2: Christian Rodriguez over Raul Rosas Jr (+210)

I know, here I go being a wet blanket again, but I really think Rosas Jr is in for some trouble on Saturday night. Rodriguez is no chump–he’s just as young (25), just as hungry, and just as skilled as Rosas is–so why are the odds so different?

I feel like we’re all be blinded by the flashy new toy that is Raul Rosas Jr, that we’re overlooking one important thing: both of these guys are professional fighters. Rodriguez wants to win this fight just as badly as Rosas does, and Rosas, who is only 18, may be riding a bit too cocky off of his UFC debut to take this fight too seriously.

I think Rodriguez is going to land some serious hands on Rosas and could possibly even win this one via submission (currently at +1100).

Best Bet #3: Adrian Yanez to win via KO/TKO/DQ (+150)

I’m more so riding the hot hand with this bet, and no one is hotter than Adrian Yanez. He’s currently on a nine-fight winning streak, seven of those wins coming via KO/TKO. Font, on the other hand, is on a two-fight skid and hasn’t stepped foot in the octagon in almost a year.

I think we’ll see a rusty Font get absolutely steamrolled by a streaking Yanez.

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