An injury has forced Shogun Rua from the main event, but MMA fans now have a great opportunity to bet on St. Preux vs. Okami online with BetVictor!
For the first time since September of 2015, the UFC returns to Japan with a main event featuring two of the top light-heavyweight fighters in the sport. On the undercard, a number of great fighters will be competing for their chance to move up the rankings.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was slated to take on Ovince St. Preux in the main event, but UK gambling news came out last week that Rua suffered an injury in training and was forced out of the contest. In his place steps Yushin Okami, who reenters the UFC coming off four straight victories.
St. Preux had lost three straight fights over the past year, leading some to believe his time at the top of the sport was over, but he proved he’s still a top contender with an impressive first-round submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima this past April. BetVictor has set the odds for these two men’s fight. Let’s take a look at who’s coming in as the favorite.
Okami vs. St. Preux betting odds
Those looking to bet on St. Preux vs. Okami online might be surprised to find the odds are not drastically in favor of either fighter. Despite a string of recent losses, Ovince St. Preux still enters this fight as a slight UFC betting favorite with odds of 6/4. He’s taken on some of the top fighters in the sport (including Jon Jones) and will be the much bigger man come fight night.
What Yushin Okami lacks in size he makes up for with experience. The former middleweight title challenger fought in the UFC from 2006 to 2013 before receive his walking papers from the promotion. He’s had ups and downs since then, but comes into this fight off some extremely impressive victories and has a real shot at proving online sportsbooks in the UK wrong with the upset victory. Okami’s odds to beat St. Preux sit at 6/4.
Anyone interested in place a bet on St. Preux vs. Okami online will find some of the best odds for the entire card at BetVictor. Join today and place your first bet to receive an incredible £40 welcome bonus. Tell us who you think wins the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 in the comment section below!