UFC 259 Picks & Predictions: Jan Blachowicz Backed To Cause Upset Against Israel Adesanya

Our picks and predictions for every main card fight for UFC 259 based purely on public betting data
Tom Dodd
Fri, March 5, 6:07 AM EST

UFC 259 Picks & Predictions: Jan Blachowicz Backed To Cause Upset Against Israel Adesanya

We break down where the money has been going for every UFC 259 main card fight this weekend with OddsChecker. This data is based upon the money wagered via OddsChecker since Monday of fight week. Will the money be proved right? Or is it time to fade the pubic?

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Fighter

Odds

Betting Data (% Of Total Bets)

Jan Blachowicz

+200 (Click To Bet)

59.64%

Israel Adesanya

-225 (Click To Bet)

40.36%

Public betting data verdict: As you can see from the numbers this week, Jan Blachowicz is the public's pick for this one. They view the difference in odds as too high and back Jan to make it another famous underdog success. 

View odds for the fight here.

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson

Fighter

Odds

Betting Data (% Of Total Bets)

Amanda Nunes

-1100 (Click To Bet)

53%

Megan Anderson

+750 (Click To Bet)

47%

Public betting data verdict: This is definitely one of the most interesting fights in relation to total % of bets. As you can see it's a lot closer than you might think! Amanda Nunes just edges it at this stage, but that could change as we get closer to the ring walk. 

View odds for the fight here.

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling

Fighter

Odds

Betting Data (% Of Total Bets)

Petr Yan

-108 (Click To Bet)

62.75%

Aljamain Sterling

+100 (Click To Bet)

37.25%

Public betting data verdict: The betting makes this clash close to pick'em, but the public don't see it that way and make Petr Yan a strong bet. 

View odds for the fight here.

Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober

Fighter

Odds

Betting Data (% Of Total Bets)

Islam Makhachev

-350 (Click To Bet)

72.22%

Drew Dober

+300 (Click To Bet)

27.78%

Public betting data verdict: As the betting suggests, there is a landslide of popularity for Islam Makhachev with the public expecting a dominant win ahead of a move up the card on to bigger things. The current best odds of -350 could come under pressure on the day of the fight. 

View odds for the fight here.

Thiago Santos vs. Alaksandar Rakic

Fighter

Odds

Betting Data (% Of Total Bets)

Thiago Santos

+138 (Click To Bet)

25%

Alaksandar Rakic

-160 (Click To Bet)

75%

Public betting data verdict: Alaksandar Rakic is very popular with bettors on the opener of the main card on Saturday. Punters will be hoping they can get off to a strong start and odds of -160 seem fair for the Austrian. 

View odds for the fight here.

What's The Best Betting Offer For UFC 259? 

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2. Make a deposit of $5+ into your Sportsbook account

3. Following deposit, pick which fight to bet on, either: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, Nunes vs. Anderson, or Yan vs. Sterling

4. Place a bet of at least $1 on either fighter to win in the Main Event

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