- UFC 275 odds are live via BetMGM Sportsbook with Taila Santos a +425 betting underdog to Valentina Shevchenko -600.
- Shevchenko and Santos both have a finish rate of 69%.
- We review the best bets for Shevchenko vs Santos and give a fight prediction below.
On Sat. June 11th UFC 275 is headed to Singapore with Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight title on the line against Taila Santos who is an undefeated threat to the “Bullet” at 125-pounds. Headlining UFC 275 will be Glover Teixeira vs Jiří Procházka for the light heavyweight strap with the women’s flyweight title bout as the co-main. We take a deep dive into the latest Shevchenko vs Santos odds below.
Shevchenko vs Santos Odds
At -700 Valentina Shevchenko has shorter odds than usual, as crazy as it sounds. Online sportsbooks such as BetMGM are giving “Bullet” an 87.5% win probability to remain the 125-pound champion. Her opponent is the highly ranked prospect Taila Santos. At +425, a $100 wager would net $425 profit on Santos dethroning Shevchenko to become the flyweight champion.
Prediction for Shevchenko vs Santos
This will be Shevchenko’s 7th title defenses at flyweight and deserves huge props for taking on a young hungry contender in Taila Santos. The Brazilian challenger has an impressive record of 19-1 with her only loss coming by split decision. Santos is on a four-fight winning streak with wins over Molly McCann, Gillian Robertson, and Roxanne Modafferi, and her most recent victory was a 1st round submission over Joanne Calderwood.
Knowing the odds are stacked against her, Santos has drawn inspiration from Julianna Pena’s underdog win over Nunes at UFC 269 as inspiration to pull the upset.
“Those numbers just motivate me to shock the world. Respect cannot mean fear,” Santos said. “Pena fought Amanda stepping forward, not fearing, and that’s how she won. I´m going to do the same against Valentina. Take note, I´ll defy the odds and bring this belt to Brazil.”
Santos has the tools to take on Shevchenko in the striking and grappling department, its just Shevchenko has taken her game to the next level. She has proven this by not only becoming the lethal KO artist but out-grappling fighters like Jessica Andrade and submitting Juliana Pena back in 2017.
In terms of takedowns average per 15 min, has the edge here with 2.62 compared to Santos at 2.44. Santos does have better success landing them with an accuracy of 86% vs 64% for Shevchenko, this could become a real battle if the fight hits the floor.
On the feet Shevchenko will have more diverse striking to cause Santos some problems, Shevchenko will just have to watch for the power shots that Santos can land.
One scenario in how I see this fight playing out is Shevchenko dragging Santos into deep waters and finishing Santos in the later rounds. Santos hasn’t near the championship level experience and has only been in three-round fights up until this point.
Betting Pick: Shevchenko by KO/TKO
UFC 275 Best Bets for Shevchenko vs Santos
Below are my favorite UFC 275 best bets & prop bets for Shevchenko vs Santos. If you are betting on UFC 275 from the Empire State, then check out these NY sports betting apps and preview June’s offer for BetMGM NY right here.
|UFC Prop Bet||Odds|
|Shevchenko by KO/TKO||+188|
|Santos by KO/TKO||+900|
|Shevchenko by Decision||+110|
|Shevchenko by Submission||+450|
|Santos by Submission||+1400|