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Betting odds for UFC Vegas 3: Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov.
The UFC’s Apex facility has been getting its fair share of fights these days, this weekend being the fourth card in a row that will be held at the venue. The bout at the top of the bill sees No. 3 heavyweight Curtis Blaydes taking on No. 7 Alexander Volkov in what is yet another great striker vs. grappler matchup.
Blaydes (13-2, 1 NC) has been on the path to a title shot ever since he debuted in the UFC. Blaydes has won 8 of his last 10 fights in the promotion dating back to 2016. His only losses have come against No. 2 contender Francis Ngannou, a fighter who is surely in line for the next shot at the title. In his previous outing, Blaydes dismantled former champion Junior dos Santos in less than two rounds via brutal TKO. As for Volkov (31-7), the former Bellator champion would be undefeated in the UFC if not for his last-second knockout loss to Derrick Lewis in 2018. Since that setback, Volkov bounced back with a decision victory over up-and-comer Greg Hardy. With both men having very different skill sets, look for Blaydes to get the fight to the ground, while Volkov will look to utilize his long reach and stature to keep Blaydes at a comfortable range.
The co-main event of the evening will feature two top-10 featherweights who are looking to inch closer to a top-5 matchup in the near future. No. 8 Josh Emmett is coming into fight night riding a two-fight winning streak with finishes over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic. Across the Octagon from Emmett will be No. 10 Shane Burgos, fresh off his knockout victory over Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 244. Both with striking-heavy arsenals, this should be a gritty standup battle before the main event.
For those not familiar with betting odds, they are simplest comprehended by presuming each bet is $100 If a gambler picks Volkov at +300, that implies a $100 bet would return $300 if he wins. On the flip side, if one were to wager Blaydes at -400, a $400 bet would be required in order to win $100 must Blaydes leave triumphant.
Betting odds are thanks to Bovada. Odds noted below show the lines at the time of publication of this post and undergo alter.
UFC Vegas 3: Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov betting odds
Curtis Blaydes (-400) vs. Alexander Volkov (+300)
Josh Emmett (+120) vs. Shane Burgos (-150)
Raquel Pennington (-185) vs. Marion Reneau (+150)
Belal Muhammad (-130) vs. Lyman Good (EVEN)
Jim Miller (+200) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (-260)
Clay Guida (+200) vs. Bobby Green (-260)
Tecia Torres (+175) vs. Brianna Van Buren (-225)
Marc-Andre Barriault (-115) vs. Oskar Piechota (-115)
Cortney Casey (-110) vs. Gillian Robertson (-120)
Frank Camacho (-370) vs. Justin Jaynes (+280)
Roxanne Modafferi (-120) vs. Lauren Murphy (-110)
Austin Hubbard (+160) vs. Max Rohskopf (-200)
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