Odds Released for ‘Fight Island’ Championship Bouts, Miocic-Cormier Trilogy

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jun 9, 2020

After a slew of major fight announcements in the past couple days, initial odds on some of this summer’s key bouts have been released by BetOnline.

That includes a pair of newly announced championship tilts for UFC 251 on “Fight Island,” which on Tuesday was revealed to be in Abu Dhabi. Reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has opened as a -260 favorite against the surging Gilbert Burns (+220), while Alexander Volkanovski checks in at -200 in his featherweight title rematch with Max Holloway (+175). Odds for Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo were not available as of this writing.

Meanwhile, heavyweight king Stipe Miocic opened as a slight -125 favorite over Daniel Cormier (+105) in their trilogy bout, which is set for UFC 252 on August 15. By Tuesday afternoon, odds on Miocic vs. Cormier were even.

Finally, Irene Aldana was tabbed as a -125 favorite in her UFC Fight Night headlining bout against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm (+105) on Aug. 1.

Upcoming Fight Odds:

July 11
Gilbert Burns vs Kamaru Usman
Gilbert Burns +220 (11/5)
Kamaru Usman -260 (5/13)

Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski
Max Holloway +175 (7/4)
Alexander Volkanovski -200 (1/2)

Aug. 1
Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana
Holly Holm +105 (21/20)
Irene Aldana -125 (4/5)

Aug. 15
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic
Daniel Cormier +105 (21/20)
Stipe Miocic -125 (4/5)

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