UFC 225 Betting Preview: Whittaker vs. Romero MMA Odds

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
UFC 225 Betting Odds Whittaker vs. Romero

This weekend’s UFC sports betting action offers a plethora of intriguing matchups. The headlining match of the night pits two of the baddest men on the planet against one another. The co-headlining fight of the night features one of the toughest Brazilians in the game against the man who slandered his country in front of the world. But that’s not all as the main card also features former Women’s Bantamweight champion Holly Holm taking on an Australian menace. And to kick the UFC 225 betting action off we have CM Punk taking on Mike Jackson in a WWE-esque match. What kind of turnout are this weekend’s MMA parlay odds predicting?

UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 – Saturday, June 9th         

When: 8:15 pm ET

Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri


Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLB TV

The headlining matchup of the night will feature Robert Whittaker taking on Yoel Romero in his first attempt at defending his UFC Middleweight title. Whittaker won the interim belt with a decision victory over Whittaker at UFC 213. Afterwards we saw GSP win the title with a submission over then champion Michael Bisping. And once GSP retired, Whittaker was subsequently named the Middleweight Champion. Now the Aussie looks to assert himself as the best Middleweight fighter in the world with a victory over one of the scariest men on the planet.

Yoel Romero is as buff as buff can get. Even though the ripped muscle puts a strain on his stamina, it also makes every one of his movements lethal. Romero earned another shot at the title by knocking out former champion Luke Rockhold in the 3rd at UFC 221. Now the Cuban gets another chance at Whittaker with the real belt on the line. Romero might retire if he wins the belt, which makes sense since he’s 41. But all in all, this is one championship fight you won’t want to miss.

Main Card & UFC 225 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Robert Whittaker 4½ (-150) -240 Yoel Romero 4½ (+130) +200
Rafael Dos Anjos 4½ (+145) -110 Colby Covington 4½ (-165) -110
Holly Holm 2½ (+260) -235 Megan Anderson 2½ (-320) +195
Andrei Arlovski 1½ (+110) +235 Tai Tuivasa 1½ (-130) -275
CM Punk 1½ (-130) +190 Mike Jackson 1½ (+110) -230
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Notwithstanding the awesomeness of the title fight, the co-headlining bout of the night is quite intriguing. Colby Covington looks to put Tyron Woodley in check by winning the UFC Welterweight Interim title with a win over Rafael dos Anjos this weekend. dos Anjos made a name for himself in the UFC’s Lightweight division, going so far as to win the belt. Once the weight cut started getting tough, the Brazilian decided to move up a weight class. His last fight was a decision victory over Robbie Lawler that saw all 3 judges score the fight 50-45. The UFC decided that manhandling the former champ certainly merited a title shot. But with Woodley out with surgery, the UFC decided to put this interim championship together instead.

Covington might be the most hated man in the sport. Not just for his mouth, but also for what many perceive to be cowardice. Most online UFC betting fans will recall how Covington ran his mouth on Brazil, calling the country garbage and stating that all Brazilians are animals. All in all Covington had been with the promotion for a while but failed to gain much recognition. So the American MMA fighter decided to take matters into his own hands and use his mouth to get a title shot. With a solid win over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119, Covington will get his chance for glory this weekend.

Preliminaries & UFC 225 Betting Lines

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alistair Overeem 1½ (-130) +155 Curtis Blaydes 1½ (+110) -175
Claudia Gadelha 2½ (+250) -550 Carla Esparza 2½ (-300) +425
Ricardo Lamas 2½ (-135) +190 Mirsad Bektic 2½ (+115) -230
Rashad Coulter 1½ (-155) -175 Chris De La Rocha 1½ (+135) +155
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Early Prelims & UFC 225 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Rashad Evans 2½ (-145) +270 Anthony Smith 2½ (+125) -330
Joseph Benavidez 2½ (+245) -250 Sergio Pettis 2½ (-290) +210
Clay Guida 2½ (+125) +140 Charles Oliveira 2½ (-145) -160
Mike Santiago 2½ (-200) +115 Dan Ige 2½ (+170) -135
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