- Kamaru Usman opens as the betting favorite -255 in the early odds against Gilbert Burns +210.
- Are the oddsmakers overlooking Gilbert Burns or will Usman dominate the fight?
- We break down the opening UFC 258 odds below.
Usman vs Burns is being rebooked for UFC 258 on Feb 13. We cover the opening UFC odds for this upcoming Welterweight title bout.
Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns Odds
The opening UFC odds are highly favoring the champ Usman to retain his belt. You can bet $255 to win $100, with an implied probability of 71.8% for defeating Burns. For Gilbert Burns, this title shot presents a huge opportunity. As a major underdog here, you can bet $100 to win $210 if successful at UFC 256.
The Low Down
Kamaru Usman has become one of the most do dominant UFC fighters in the game. He’s evolved in front of our eyes, from being a strictly wrestling based fighter that relied on takedowns. To showing some real underrated striking ability, and now he combines the two making him one tough and durable opponent.
His fight resume is now becoming more well-rounded too with the likes of dos Anjos, Woodley, and Masvidal. Next in line is Gilbert Burns, who may not be a BMF’er or a former champ but is on an upward trajectory and should not be taken lightly.
Similar to Usman, Burns was one a more specialist fighter with his craft being submissions. Now the Brazilian brings in a more aggressive style on the feet, picking up 3 KO wins out of his past 8 wins. Burns is now recovered from the virus that kept him from competing at UFC 251.
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