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UFC 302 Odds: How to Bet on Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier, Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa

The UFC heads to New Jersey tonight, as Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier headline UFC 302 at the Prudential Center. Find out how to bet on UFCC 302, with our oddschecker guide below.
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UFC 302 Odds: How to Bet on Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier, Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa

While many are now waiting for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler at UFC 303, there is still another huge event to go, and that is tonight in New Jersey,

Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier headline UFC 302 tonight, with Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa and Kevin Holland also adding some star power to this event.

Makhachev will put his UFC Lightweight Championship on the line against Poirier, a vacant title he won against Charles Oliveira and then defended back-to-back against Alexander Volkanovski. Another defense here against Poirier would be huge.

The winner of this fight could well set up a huge fight against Conor McGregor, should the Irishman come out on top at UFC 303, so this event has huge implications.

Sean Strickland will face off against Paulo Costa, as he looks to set up another title fight with Dricus du Plessis, so again this is another massive bout.

Let's now take a deeper look at the odds for UFC 302, and then check out our favorite bonus bet offers for this incredible event.

UFC 302 Odds, Full Fight Card

Here is every fight on the UFC 302 card, including the Main Card and the Prelims. In brackets, you will see the Moneyline odds for each fight provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

DraftKings is the official betting partner of the UFC, making them the best place sportsbook to place your UFC wagers tonight.

Main Card (ESPN+)

Lightweight - Islam Makhachev (-600) (c) vs. Dustin Poirier (+440)

Middleweight - Sean Strickland (-258) vs. Paulo Costa (+210)

Middleweight - Kevin Holland (-290) vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (+235)

Welterweight - Niko Price (+210) vs. Alex Morono (-258)

Welterweight - Randy Brown (-175) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (+145)

Preliminary card (ESPN 2 / ESPN+)

Middleweight - César Almeida (-115) vs. Roman Kopylov (-105)

Heavyweight - Jailton Almeida (-325) vs. Alexander Romanov (+260)

Lightweight - Grant Dawson (-535) vs. Joe Solecki (+400)

Welterweight - Philip Rowe (+140) vs. Jake Matthews (-166)

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)

Welterweight - Mickey Gall (+320) vs. Bassil Hafez (-410)

Women's Bantamweight - Ailín Pérez (-192) vs. Joselyne Edwards (+160)

Catchweight (130 lb) - Mitch Raposo (+230) vs. André Lima (-285)

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How to Bet on UFC 302 - Betting Markets

The first thing you need to consider when you bet on UFC 302 is the type of bet you want to make. These are the most common betting markets and ones that you will want to focus on ahead of tonight's event.

  • Moneyline - With a Moneyline bet, you are just betting on a fighter to win. This is a head-to-head bet, and if your fighter wins so does your bet. It doesn't matter how your fighter wins, just that they do.
  • Winning Method - In the Winning Method market, you are not only betting on a fighter to win, but how they will do it as well. An example of this would be to bet on Islam Makhachev to win by Submission, the way he has won 4 of his last 7 fights. Two of Poirier's last three losses have also come by Submission.
  • Round Props - With round props you can bet on when the fight will end, or also when a particular fighter will win the fight. Makhachev has won in Round 1 in three of his last five wins, can he record an early win again?
  • Fight Parlays - You can combine both of the above markets together. For example, Makhachev to win by Submission in Round 1 at +250.

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UFC 302 Picks, Predictions

We expect Islam Makhachev to win again and defend his UFC Lightweight title, which means we need to find a creative way to bet him. At -600 on the Moneyline, it is hard to get too excited, but bet on him to win by Submission at -135 and things get a lot better.

Our prediction is that Makhachev beats Poirier by Submission tonight.

We are also going to bet on this fight to go over 1.5 total rounds at -150. 6 of Makhachev's last 8 fights have hit the over, while 10 of Poirier's last 12 have as well. Bet this at -150.

For more picks from our expert handicappers check out our MMA picks page here.

How to watch UFC 302

UFC 302 is a PPV event and will only be available on ESPN.

Stream the entirety of this event on ESPN+, so that you can enjoy all of the actions from the early prelims, right the way through to the Main Event.

If you haven't got an ESPN+ account yet, sign up for one here and purchase the PPV.


Tom Jacobs is the host of the Lost Fore Words golf podcast and has been writing betting articles on golf for the past decade. Tom also co-hosts the DP World Tour Picks & Bets show on the Mayo Media Network, so has his finger on the pulse on all the major Tours. A long-suffering Nottingham Forest fan, Tom also enjoys watching Soccer at the weekend, and was delighted to see his Forest team win promotion this season!


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