- Jorge Masvidal opens as a (-225) underdog in a potential clash with Kamaru Usma (-175).
- Masvidal now favors a fight against Usman for the welterweight title.
- Is Masvidal being overlooked by the oddsmakers as an underdog?
As the dust settles after UFC 246, many potential challengers face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. The oddsmakers now favor Usman to face Masvidal next. We previewed the opening Usman Masvidal odds with some early fight analysis.
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal Odds
At odds of -225, Kamaru Usman has a 69% winning probability against Jorge Masvidal. Bet $225 to win $100 with Usman. For Jorge Masvidal as the betting underdog he provides a 36% chance of defeating McGregor. Bet $100 on Gamebred to win $175.
Betting Value for Usman vs Masvidal
2019’s fighter of the year Jorge Masivdal has become one of the most vital stars in the UFC. As a betting underdog Masvidal should definietly be taken into considertion. He’s aUFC vet with a well-rounded arsenal and one of the toughest fighters in the UFC.
On the other hand Kamaru Usman is a solid champion and is the betting favorite for a number of reasons. He has yet to be really tested in the UFC and has improved fight by fight. He is more athletic and stronger than Masvidal. So don’t expect him to stand and trade like he did against Colby, Usman will go back to his pressure style wrestling we seen against Woodley and RDA.
Early Fight Analysis
Kamaru Usman showed many new positives in his last bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. “The Nigerian Nightmare” showed improved striking in the Colby fight, but got wobbled at least five times which asks the question can he handle Masvidal’s explosive power?
When it comes to cardio both fighters have an incredible gas tank and can go five rounds no problem, The slight edge going towards Usman.
Masvidal has the advantage in the striking department, with aggressive quick flurries this is key for Gamebred to defeating Usman. On the ground Usman has the slight advantage, Masvidal will be prepared though and has plenty of wrestling sparring partners at ATT including Yoel Romero and Colby Covington.
Kamaru Usman is a sizeable betting favorite against underdog challenger Jorge Masvidal.
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