- Kamaru Usman remains the betting favorite (-300), against Jorge Masvidal as a (+250) underdog for the rematch.
- Usman and Masvidal are rumored to be head coaches in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
- Will a full-camp Masvidal have a better chance against Usman?
Kamaru Usman’s dominance at Welterweight continued with an impressive title defense against former training partner Gilbert Burns. A rematch against former foe Masvidal makes sense and with that, we review the latest odds for Usman vs Masvidal.
Usman vs Masvidal 2 Odds
According to the online sportsbooks, Usman is a -300 favorite (Bet $300, win $100). In terms of implied probability, that’s a 75% chance of defeating Masvidal again. For Gamebred who has odds of +250 (Bet $100, win $250), he represented one of the biggest underdogs that’s faced Usman recently.
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Betting Value for The Rematch
You would need a large bankroll for a straight-up Moneyline bet on Usman, to make any profit. That’s why I will look into other methods of victory props once they are released, for example, Usman by TKO or Decision.
One thing is for sure, Usman is evolving as a fighter and getting more comfortable trading shots and less leaning against the fence. That’s not to say he won’t do that against an explosive Masvisal in the opening rounds again, to take the sting out of Gamebred’s speed and power.
Over the course of UFC rematches, it ends up being the same result as the first fight 67% of the time. Something that seems plausible for this rematch given how the first one went down.
He knows he can’t beat me,” Usman said of Masvidal. “There are certain guys you just know, ‘I can’t beat that dude.’ He just doesn’t have the skills to beat me. Now, can a freak accident happen on any given day? Absolutely. But 10 times out of 10, I beat him badly, which is why I looked at him. It’s my show.
Full Camp Masvidal
Masvidal will have some tricks up his sleeve no doubt. Plus having a full training camp will definitely enhance the BMF champ’s chances of causing an upset.
The mistake that Burns made against Usman was to go in all guns blazing, Usman ate those shots and fired back with devastating jabs after switching stances. Now is the time for Masvidal to craft a plan on any chinks he seems in the armor of the 170-pound champion, cause they’re going to war yet again!
TUF Returns with Usman vs Masvidal?
The UFC’s reality show The Ultimate Fighter in 2018, after 28 seasons on air. After a hiatus it seems that they are ready for the show to return to our screens.
ESPN reports that Kamaru Usman has been in negotiations with the promotion, following his recent victory over Gilbert Burns, with an eye toward coaching the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season opposite former foe Jorge Masvidal.
The promotion and fans alike can expect Usman vs Burns 2 to be a massive draw. Who do you see winning the rematch Gamebred or the Nigerian Nightmare? Comment below!