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Figueiredo vs Garbrandt odds has the flyweight champion opening as a huge favorite in his upcoming title defense. The UFC is planning a flyweight festival at the event of UFC 255 on November 21. Figueiredo will defend his flyweight title against Garbrandt while flyweight women division champion Valentina Shevchenko will defend her belt against Jennifer Maia. In this article, the men’s main event will be discussed and why Garbrandt does not stand a chance.
The Latest Of Both Fighters
Deiveson Figueiredo became the new champion of the flyweight division after a dominating first-round submission win against Joseph Benavidez. The two have previously fought in February with Figueiredo stopping Benavides with a second-round TKO. However, he was not given the belt at that event because of missing the weight limit. Regardless, he is currently one the best flyweight fighter by far. The Brazilian has a professional record of 19 wins and 1 loss. After his first career loss to Jussier Formiga in March of 2019, he racked a 4-fight win streak. Three of those wins did not go the distance. In his first title defense, The UFC decided to match up Figueiredo vs Garbrandt. So, where does Garbrandt stand in the flyweight division?
Cody Garbrandt is not a natural flyweight. In fact, he is a former bantamweight champion. This will be his first fight at the flyweight division and certainly the toughest. After winning his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz in December of 2016, Garbrandt went on a three-fight losing streak and was knocked out in all three occasions. However, he managed to bounce back and get a win against Assuncao in June of this year. Could his fight for the flyweight title mark the “resurrection” of his career? This is not what the Figueiredo vs Garbrandt odds are saying.
Figueiredo vs Garbrandt Odds: This Is Not A Good Matchup For Cody
Figueiredo opens up as a huge favorite in his first title defense and rightly so. Excluding his only loss, he has gone through the flyweight division with ease, and Garbrandt will not be much different. In my opinion, Cody made the wrong decision to go down a weight class to fight the champion. First of all, cutting the extra 10 pounds will certainly compromise his conditioning. Also, he does not have the strongest of chins and suffered 3 KO losses as a result of that. Therefore, cutting that extra weight will make him even more vulnerable to a knockout.
I believe this fight will not go the distance and Figueiredo will keep his belt. Bookies certainly see it going the same way too. Online sportsbook sites in the US believe that the Brazilian has a significant advantage which shows in their Figueiredo vs Garbrandt odds. At the 22BET Sportsbook, betting odds for Figueiredo to remain the flyweight champion are 1.425. On the other hand, betting odds for Garbrandt to cause an upset and win the flyweight belt are 2.97.