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UFC 226 Betting Preview: Miocic vs. Cormier

Posted by: Mike Davis
UFC 226 Betting Preview

Without a doubt, this weekend’s UFC sports betting action ranks amongst the best we’ve seen all year. With two of the most intriguing title fights of the decade, as well as a breathtaking UFC Heavyweight match, there is something for everyone to sink their teeth into this weekend. Let’s take a look at this weekend’s online betting odds before sizing up these matchups.

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier – Saturday, July 7th 

When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: FS1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: UFC TV

This weekend’s event will be headlined by an enticing UFC Heavyweight match between the greatest champion the division has ever seen and Daniel Cormier – one of the greatest to ever set foot inside the octagon. All in all, this might be one of the most difficult fights to predict. On one hand is Miocic, a well-rounded wrestler with great cardio who just embarrassed Francis Ngannou, arguably the scariest man on the planet, in his most recent fight. And with his UFC 220 triumph over Ngannou, Miocic became the greatest Heavyweight champion the UFC has ever seen. This weekend, Miocic will be vying to get his 4th straight title defense and become an even bigger legend.

In fact, beating Cormier might open the door for Miocic to become the greatest fighter ever. Why? Because only one man has ever best Cormier. And while Jones got the best of Cormier twice, one of those was rescinded due to Jones’ testing positive. But in the end, Cormier is a champion both inside and outside the cage. Not only that, he’s beaten men bigger than him in defiant fashion. Ultimately Cormier is a tremendous wrestler who outworks his opponent. However, Miocic isn’t the kind of person that gets outworked. At the end of the day, seeing two greats go at it is what UFC sports betting is all about.

Main Card & UFC 226 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Stipe Miocic 3½ (EV) -240 Daniel Cormier 3½ (-120) +200
Max Holloway 3½ (-105) -140 Brian Ortega 3½ (-115) +120
Francis Ngannou -380 Derrick Lewis +315
Michael Chiesa -155 Anthony Pettis +135
Gokhan Saki -135 Khalil Rountree +115
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Despite being one of the best fights all year, the co-headlining bout of the night is just as enthralling. After all, who can turn down a Featherweight championship match between current champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega? Ortega enters this bout flashing an unblemished 14-0 record that ranks him as the No. 1 contender in the division. He brings a deadly jiu-jitsu game to the table and just proved his striking prowess by knocking out the durable Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. That knockout came within the 1st round by the way.

Notwithstanding Ortega’s achievements, Max Holloway is a stud in his own right. A Hawaiian champion, Holloway is looking to keep the belt in his home state. Holloway got the belt by developing a nasty striking game that can be extremely difficult to predict. He closes the distance better than anyone in the division and can get out of harm’s way miraculously. No doubt about it, you do not want to miss this bout.

Prelims & UFC 226 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Uriah Hall +345 Paulo Costa -430
Paul Felder -155 Mike Perry +135
Raphael Assuncao -165 Rob Font +145
Curtis Millender -165 Max Griffin +145
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Early Prelims & UFC 226 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Dan Hooker -130 Gilbert Burns +110
Landon Vannata -185 Drakkar Klose +160
Jamie Moyle -210 Emily Whitmire +175
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