- Colby Covington opens as the betting favorite (-275) to Tyron Woodley as a (+235) underdog.
- The two welterweights have had some rivalry in the past and are scheduled to face on September 19.
- Can Woodley dig deep and get his championship style of fighting back, or will Covington outwork and grind Woodley to a decision win?
Better late than ever they say? That’s exactly the case of how this welterweight match-up feels. While Tyron Woodley was the champ this bout didn’t materialize, now both fighters are coming off losses and need to get back on track. We break down the opening Woodley vs Covington odds below.
Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley Odds
The oddsmakers are giving Colby Covington the confidence here to defeat Tyron Woodley. At these opening odds you can bet $275 to win $100. Tyron Woodley on the other hand is a big underdog, where you can bet $100 to win $235.
Woodley as an Underdog
The last time we seen Tyron Woodley this big of an underdog was when he fought Robbie Lawler. Causing a major upset and winning the welterweight title, back in 2016.
Now at 38 years of age, Woodley has slowed down in this past two fights. In a dominant performance by Kamaru Usman, where he captured Woodley’s belt. To most recently when Gilbert Burns outclassed a sluggish looking Woodley.
Knowing the checkered past between Woodley and Covington, this might give “The Chosen One” more fuel for the fire.
Covington to Rematch Against Usman?
If all goes Covington’s way against Woodley, expect the outspoken star to call out the champ Usman, once again. Out of all of Usman’s fights, it was Covington who gave him the biggest challange. For those fans who thought it was going to be a wrestling affair, were in for a surprise as they both went toe to toes for five bloody rounds.
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