UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will finally defend his title against number 1 contender Brian Ortega this December at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as part of UFC 231. Holloway and Ortega were scheduled to meet in July at UFC 226 before Holloway was pulled from the event because of symptoms which suggested that he may have a concussion.
Max Holloway whose record reads 19-3 in MMA and 15-3 in UFC faces his primary contender for the championship belt, Brian Ortega (14-0 in MMA and 6-0 UFC), in a fight in which Holloway is only a slight favourite.
Bookmakers seem to agree with this and they have already come out with odds which signal that we are all in for a close fight which will probably be decided by the smallest of margins. Let’s take a look at what several reputable bookmakers are offering for one of the biggest fights in December.
SportPesa always tries to give its UFC loving punters the chance to bet at very competitive odds and they do this once again for the Brian Ortega vs Max Holloway fight. In their books both fighters are evenly matched and both deserve to be considered as possible winners of the fight.
As a result SportPesa has given both of them similar odds. This means that Brian Ortega’s odds of 1/1 for victory are only marginally higher than Max Holloway’s 5/7. These odds signal that a closely fought match is definitely on the cards, but also mean that punters stand to make a significant profit on their deposits regardless of which fighter they decide to back as both fighters’ odds either double or significantly increase your initial deposit.
If you are wondering as to which of these two fighters is a better option to back than backing Holloway, also known as Blessed, is probably the smarter option. Holloway is a devout Christian and if you back him not only are you going to back the defending featherweight champion, but also you will get a helping hand from the Almighty himself.
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When it comes to which fighter MansionBet makes its favourite, it has to be said that they price both competitors with similar odds, but if a favourite has to be chosen then it is defending champion Max Holloway as he is given odds of 5/7 by the bookmaker.
Brian Ortega trails behind only slightly, but backing him can double your deposit as his odds are set at 1/1. T-City, as Ortega is affectionately known, is a fighter who has seven wins by submission and four first round finishes and he is certainly a decent proposition for a high yielding betting slip should you decide to back him.
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This bonus can come in handy when you are mulling over which fighter to back as it can enable you to be more relaxed with your deposit and make a riskier bet since you are betting with the bookmakers’ money.
This means that you can go for the slight underdog in the fight, Brian Ortega as he is given higher odds of 1/1 than his opponent, Max Holloway, who is priced at shorter odds of 5/7.
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In terms of the fight winner market for the Ortega vs Holloway bout, RedZoneSports seem to favour Holloway as they give him shorter odds of 5/7. This makes a lot of sense when you consider that the defending featherweight champion is on a 12 fight winning streak with nine finishes.
However, it doesn’t seem that Ortega will be intimidated by those Holloway odds as he is on a good run as well and has gone the five round championship twice in his career. As a result, his odds of 1/1 are no surprise and he should also feel very confident going into the fight.
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When it comes to the Ortega vs Holloway fight, it seems like Letou are also sitting on the fence and are not willing to give any fighter an advantage when it comes to the odds they are assigning them.
Holloway is once again a slight favourite as he is given slightly higher odds of 5/7, but Ortega’s odds of 1/1 are also a clear indicator that Letou feel that the Jiu – Jitsu teacher at Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, can teach the defending champion a thing or two.
Ortega had a blistering amateur career in which he was never defeated and all of his victories were finishes, and that is another thing which makes him more than equal match to the featherweight defending champion.