- Brian Ortega has opened because the betting favourite in opposition to Yair Rodriguez.
- Ortega was listed at -150 odds whereas Rodriguez got here again at +130 odds when the betting strains opened.
- Ortega and Rodriguez will headline UFC on ABC 3 on July sixteenth on the UBS Enviornment in Elmont, N.Y.
Oddsmakers are backing Brian Ortega in opposition to Yair Rodriguez of their July 16 featherweight showdown.
In line with the perfect UFC betting websites, Ortega is the slight -150 betting favourite to beat Rodrgiez who opened at +130 odds:
UFC Struggle Evening 210:
Brian Ortega (-150)
Yair Rodriguez (+130)https://t.co/ZChyxDqYPH
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) June 2, 2022
Ortega and Rodriguez will headline the July 16 occasion dubbed UFC on ABC 3 which can happen on the UBS Enviornment in Elmont, New York.
ESPN Struggle of the Yr
Struggle of the Yr on the 2021 ESPN MMA Awards went to…
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 28, 2021
Ortega dropped a unanimous choice in opposition to Alexander Volkanovski on the primary occasion of UFC 266 final September 25, 2021, in ESPN’s Struggle of the Yr winner. The loss was Ortega’s second in as many tries on the UFC featherweight title. T-Metropolis additionally challenged for the belt at UFC 231 however was knocked out by then-champion Max Holloway.
The 31-year-old from Los Angeles, California is a former Respect within the Cage and RFA featherweight champion. Ortega joined the UFC in 2014 and received six consecutive bouts through stoppage with one no-contest to earn a title shot in opposition to Holloway. At present, the no. 2 ranked featherweight within the UFC, Ortega has a report of 15-2 with three knockouts and 7 victories by means of submission.
Regardless of his spectacular resume, this marks the primary time in his final seven bouts the place Ortega has opened because the betting favourite in a UFC bout. T-Metropolis additionally closed because the betting underdog in 4 out of his earlier six bouts, together with as a +170 in opposition to Holloway the final trip. Ortega has by no means misplaced as a betting favourite in a UFC bout.
Yair Turned in a Basic After Two Years Out
What a struggle!
Yair Rodriguez turned in a traditional after two years out however Max Holloway got here out on prime!
Relentless motion 🔥 pic.twitter.com/T2GZpy43J6
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) November 14, 2021
Like Ortega, Rodriguez is coming off a aggressive loss. The 29-year-old from Chihuahua, Mexico turned in a traditional after two years out however misplaced to Max Holloway is likely one of the greatest fights of 2021. In that bout, Holloway and Rodriguez landed a mixed 389 important strikes, the third most-ever in a UFC bout. El Pantera is 2-1 with one no-contest in his final 4 bouts and has received a post-fight bonus in seven out of his 11 UFC bouts.
Rodriguez started his profession in Mexico and joined the UFC through The Final Fighter: Latin America event which he received after defeating Leonardo Morales within the ultimate at UFC 180. Since that win, has received seven out of his final 10 bouts with one no-contest and has risen to no. 3 within the UFC’s featherweight rankings. Total, Rodriguez has a report of 13-3 with 4 knockouts and three submission victories.
Pantera would be the betting underdog for the fourth time in his final six bouts. Rodriguez’s two UFC losses have come as the underside canine – at +425 in opposition to Holloway and at +120 in opposition to Frankie Edgar. Nonetheless, he has additionally discovered success with the plus cash signal subsequent to his title. Rodriguez was a +155 when he beat Charles Rosa and opened because the +220 when he knocked out The Korean Zombie in 2018.