UFC Odds: Bettors, Oddsmakers Expect Blaydes To Dominate Volkov

Bettors and Oddsmakers agree Curtis Blaydes should easily handle Alexander Volkov in this weekend's co-main event
Brian Good
Thu, June 18, 12:06 PM

Last week’s UFC Fight Night left a lot to be desired for most fans, but this week’s instalment is an absolutely action-packed card. Fighters return to the UFC APEX on Saturday, June 20 for what should be a night full of close fights and unbelievable finishes.

The No. 3 heavyweight contender in the world Curtis Blaydes is back in the octagon for the first time since his January TKO of Junior dos Santos.

Blaydes takes on Alexander Volkov in Saturday’s co-main event and bettors and oddsmakers both seem to expect him to handle the Russian.

Blaydes is currently -366 to defeat Volkov, giving him a 78.5% implied probability. Meanwhile, an overwhelming 83% of bets are on the former NCAA D1 wrestler and he owns 86% of the handle for the fight.

Volkov, a former Bellator heavyweight champion, is +333, meaning he has a 23.1% implied probability of victory.

Saturday’s other co-main event features Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos and is expected to be much more closely contended.

Burgos is the slight favorite at -137, while Emmett goes into the fight with +110 odds. According to DraftKings, 51% of all bets are on Emmett, but 68% of the money is backing Burgos to win.

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