Barboza vs. Chikadze Odds: 80% of Bets On Edson Barboza To Win
The UFC featherweight division is dominated by one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, Alexander Volkanovski. He's dominated his biggest threat to the title, Max Holloway, twice now and is looking for a good challenge within the division.
Some think that one of his next challengers could come from Saturday's UFC Fight Night main event as Edson Barboza takes on Giga Chikadze.
Both fighters are looking to shoot up the division ranking. Barboza is the ninth-ranked featherweight in the company while Chikadze sits in the No. 10 spot.
With the two of them so closely ranked, it makes sense that the latest Barboza vs. Chikadze odds see the fight being so close.
Who has the advantage in Saturday night's fight? The Barboza vs. Chikadze odds may be tight, but the betting leading into the fight is heavily favoring the older and more experienced Barboza to win.
Barboza vs. Chikadze Odds
Barboza vs. Chikadze odds favor Edson Barboza, but just slightly.
Barboza comes into the fight riding a little bit of a roller coaster when it comes to recent results.
Between 2017 and the start of 2020, Edson Barboza lost five of six fights and looked a little bit hopeless. He was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kevin Lee, Justin Gaethje, Paul Felder and Dan Ige, with his lone win in that span coming against Dan Hooker.
But, he's managed to put together a two-fight win streak with wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos. So, his Barboza vs. Chikadze odds currently sit at -116.
As for Giga Chikadze, he's yet to lose in the UFC and has just two losses in his MMA career. He comes in riding an 8-fight win streak, including a win over Cub Swanson his last time out.
At +110, his implied probability of winning is 47.6%.
Barboza vs. Chikadze Betting
Even though the oddsmakers expect this fight to be close, the betting public doesn't see it that way. Or, at least they're betting it as if they expect it to be a one-sided affair.
Since Barboza vs. Chikadze betting has opened, 80% of bets have come in on the more experienced fighter, Barboza to win. As for Giga Chikadze, just 20% of bets are backing him to win.