UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 Odds

This weekend UFC 271 is taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas,. For the main event current Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya will be facing a challenge from Robert Whittaker.

Also on the Main card is

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa in the Heavyweight Division                                              
  • Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson in the Middleweight Division

Adesanya vs. Whittaker

Israel Adesanya (22-1-0) defeated Robert Whittaker (28-5-0) back at UFC 243 in 2019 in a second round KO. Adesanya won the interim Middleweight Championship title and has defended ever since. Adesanya did attempt moving weight class and competed for the Light Heavyweight championship but lost against Blachowicz due to judges’ decision. Whittaker has not lost since his defeat 3 years ago, each match being won by decisions. Early on in AdeSany’s career, he won 12 straight MMA bouts through KO’s or TKOs.

Parimatch’s UFC odds suggest Adesanya will retain his title, and will be going for another KO on his record.

  • Israel Adesanya win – 4/11
  • Robert Whittaker win – 9/4
  • Israel Adesanya to win by KO, TKO, Disqualification or Submission – 8/5
  • Robert Whittaker to win by Decision or Technical Decision – 9/2

Lewis vs. Tuivasa

Derrick Lewis (26-8-0) will be fighting against Tai Tuivasa (16-3-0) in a Heavyweight bout. Lewis has unsuccessfully challended for the Heavyweight championship twice against Daniel Cormier in 2018 and against Cyril Gane last year. Lewis currently rnaks as third in the Heavyweight rankings and currently holds the UFC record for most KO’s.

Tuivasa was on a losing streak a few years ago but has since quickly made a comeback winning 3 straight first round KO’s in the past couple of years. Tuivasarecently revealed he was drunk when he agreed to fight Lewis.

Both fighters will be going for the KO. While 11 years older than Tuivassa, Lewis is bigger and has larger reach.

It is a bit less clear who will win but Lewis is the favorite to win

  • Derrick Lewis win -8/15
  • Tai Tuivasa win -13/8
  • Derrick Lewis to win by KO, TKO, DQ or Submission – 4/5
  • Tai Tuivasa to win by KO, TKO, DQ or Submission – 2/1

Cannonier vs. Brunson

Jared Cannonier (14-5-0) will be fighting against Derek Brunson (23-7-0) in a Middleweight bout. Cannonier may have fewer wins but he currently ranks at #3 in the Middleweight rankings while Brunson follows at #4. Brunson is coming off 5 straight wins, Cannonier lost to Whittaker a couple of years ago.

Both fighters are similarly matched but the odds favor Cannonier slightly

  • Jared Cannonier – 8/15
  • Derek Brunson – 6/4

These odds are correct at the time of writing, to view the latest UFC odds visit: https://www.parimatch.co.uk/en-gb/sports/1327866

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