One of the biggest fights cards of the year goes down this weekend. Our betting guide for UFC 213 continues here to look at the odds for the first three main card bouts.
On July 8th during International Fight Week, one of the biggest fight cards of the year will go down. We already covered the betting odds for the main and co main event, but before these bouts take place, a number of important matchups will be going down on the PPV portion of the card.
In this article we’ll take a look at the betting odds for these 3 main card fights set by Intertops, and discuss what each fighter’s path to victory is.
Bet on Anthony Pettis vs. Jim Miller
Two lightweight veterans will be kicking off the main card of UFC 213, and many MMA betting experts predict it will be one of the most exciting fights of the night. Anthony Pettis’ back is against the wall here, while Jim Miller will be looking for his 4th win in five fights.
Anthony Pettis won the UFC lightweight championship in August of 2013. At that time, he was seen as almost unbeatable, with one of the most unique and dangerous styles in the sport. He defended his belt once before being matched up with Rafael Dos Anjos, and despite coming in as the significant favorite according to almost all online sportsbooks in the US he lost a clear decision. Since then he’s gone just 1-3, but still comes into this fight as the slight favorite with odds of 1.43.
Jim Miller is one of the most grizzled veterans in the sport, and is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence as of late with 3 wins in his past 4 fights. Jim is incredibly well-rounded, but is the underdog according to our betting guide for UFC 213 with current odds of 2.75.
Bet on Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
The second fight we’ll look at on our betting guide for UFC 213 is the massive heavyweight fight between top contenders Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. This is the third time these two will be fighting, with Fabricio taking the first bout and Overeem winning the second.
Fabricio Werdum hasn’t fought since September of 2016. In that fight he defeated Travis Browne by decision, and with a win over Alistair could earn another shot at the heavyweight championship. Werdum is the betting underdog according to Intertops with odds of 2.05.
Alistair Overeem has accomplished almost everything there is to do in combat sports, with the notable exception of the UFC championship. Alistair has himself told the media he’ll be challenging for the title once again with a win this weekend, and is the UFC 213 betting favorite to win with odds of 1.74.
Bet on Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes
Another heavyweight bout will be going down this weekend, and our betting guide for UFC 213 will cover who’s entering as the favorite. Daniel Omielanczuk has lost two straight fights, bringing his UFC record to 3-4. He’s a solid striker, but his ground game is not quite up to par with elite grapplers. He’s one of the biggest UFC 213 underdogs right now, with odds of just 5.75 to make US gambling news with the upset victory.
Curtis Blaydes lost his UFC debut to rising star Francis Ngannou, but has looked impressive since then with two straight TKO finishes. Some feel Curtis has the exact type of style to give Omielanczuk trouble, and he’s entering this fight as one of the biggest favorites of the night with odds of 1.13.
What do you think of our betting guide for UFC 213? Tell us who you think wins these fights in the comment section below, and make sure to head to Intertops for a full list of UFC 213 betting odds.