- The latest betting odds for UFC 245 have Kamaru Usman as the slight betting favourite (-175). Colby Covington is (+140) underdog.
- In the co-main event can Germaine de Randamie cause troubles for the most dominant female champion in history Amanda Nunes?
- We preview UFC 245 with betting odds and predictions for main card.
It’s fight week and one of the most stacked UFC cards of the year. Three title fights with the Welterweight, Featherweight and Women’s Bantamweight title on the line. We already covered the UFC 245 Odds & Prop Bets for Main Event if that’s your thing. Let’s take a deep dive into our UFC 245 Predictions for the main event below.
Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington Prediction
Kamaru Usman’s and Covington’s style are very similar, with both fighters being former NCAA wrestlers. They like to stretch out the rounds and weather down their opponents. Covington has more finishes under his belt than Usman inside the UFC’s Octagon. Usman has the advantage when it comes to striking output, and that could be essential on the judges score cards.
Pressure will be key here. We have already seen Usman shine by defeating Woodley – for Covington could his could be his chance to dethrone the new champ. Covington’s odds as an underdog are enticing at (+140), bet $100 to make $100. However the sheer power and well-roundedness of Usman is undeniable, to edge the win on the judges score cards.
Pick: Kamaru Usman by Decision.
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Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovski poses the biggest thread to Max Holloway since possibly Jose Aldo. Holloway ended up facing a slightly washed up Aldo and finishing him with ease in the 3rd round, not once but twice.
Volkanovski’s pressure style could cause Holloway problems. We’ve yet to see a wrestler implement a successful gameplay on Holloway but could Volkanovski have his number? If so, expect this to become a huge grudge match in the featherweight divison. With a rematch and possibly trilogy fight written all all over it.
However with 84% takedown defense and slightly higher strikes landed per minute, you can’t overlook the champ. The oddsmakers set this betting line at (-185) for Holloway, that means a $185 bet would net you $100 profit.
Pick: Max Holloway by Decision.
Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie Prediction
Nunes vs GDR is a rematch from their first bout six years ago. On paper this match should be more competitive than many are expecting. GDR is a vastly experienced kickboxer and with Nunes striking style it will be interesting to see how she approaches GDR.
In terms of betting odds for Nunes vs de Randamie, ‘The Lioness’ is a sizeable betting favourite at (-275). ‘The Iron Lady’ is the underdog (+220). A $100 bet in this case on de Randamie would profit $220.
GDR has a slight reach advantage at 71″ compared to Nune’s 69″, where as Nunes lands 4.62 strikes per minute compare to 2.99 for GDR. Both fighters confidence is riding high. Nunes is on a 9-win fight streak and GDR is currently on 5 straight wins.
This fight should come down to Nune’s improved boxing and power with who has the better fight IQ to be tested at UFC 245.
Pick: Nunes by TKO