- Defending heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is the underdog +120, to the challenger Francis Ngannou -150.
- This will be a rematch from UFC 220 in 2018, where Miocic won by decision.
- We see why betting on Miocic at UFC 260 is a great value bet.
UFC 260 goes down Saturday, March 27 at UFC APEX, Las Vegas. Headlined by two of the baddest men on the planet, in a rematch between Miocic vs Ngannou. We preview the latest UFC 260 odds and give some early betting analysis.
Miocic vs Ngannou 2 Odds
According to the latest odds for UFC 260, the champ Stipe Miocic is a +120 underdog. That means you can bet $100 to win $120. Francis Ngannou is the betting favorite in this long-awaited rematch, bet $150 to win $100.
UFC 260 Best Bets
Prop bets for the main event are being released by various sports betting sites. Below are the best bets I have seen for Miocic vs Ngannou for UFC 260.
- Fight doesn’t go to decision -600
- Ngannou wins inside distance -125
- Miocic wins inside distance +175
Betting Value on Miocic
Stipe has been historically overlooked by the oddsmakers throughout his UFC career. He was an underdog to Daniel Cormier in their trilogy fights. Even for the first Francis fight, the odds were similar to what they are now.
Oddsmakers are high on Francis defeating Stipe in the rematch. At odds of -150, that would give The Predator a winning probability of 60%.
Stipe Miocic has many ways to win this rematch compared to Francis. Stipe dominated their first fight winning every round. If Miocic can weather the storm once again, he can break down Francis and use his wrestling, grappling, and footwork to chip away at the challenger and even finish him this time.
Ngannou’s Redemption at UFC 260
In a recent sit down with Joe Rogan, Francis Ngannou detailed how the first fight against Stipe helped him become a better fighter.
The key takeaways were how to train for a three-round to five-round fight. These very quick fights prior to fighting Stipe didn’t help Ngannou experience the later rounds of MMA.
Now over three years on from his first title fight, Ngannou will get a chance for redemption against Stipe. It’s been a long road back to contention, in that time he’s picked up wins over Curtis Blaydes, JDS, Cain Velasquez, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Another fight that’s been recently added to the UFC 260 card, is Tyron Woodley vs Vicente Luque. You can preview the latest Woodley vs Luque odds & predictions here.
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