Israel Adesanya has opened as a big favorite on some betting sites against the former champion Robert Whittaker.
It seems the gambling world likes Adesanya. While the bout hasn’t been announced it is highly anticipated. Despite Adesanya moving up in weight he failed to capture a second world title. The middleweight champion weighed in at around 184lbs but was a live dog in a competitive light heavyweight standup battle.
Perhaps the performance from Adesanya is why he is opening as such a sizeable favorite against the former champion Robert Whittaker.
Israel Adesanya Opens As A Sizeable Favorite Against Robert Whittaker
In particular, BestFightOdds has listed the middleweight champion as an almost -300 favorite. So, in order to make $100 USD from a bet on Adesanya, you would need to wager $300 approximately (the line currently stands at -275). Conversely, since Whittaker is the favorite at -235, that means that a bet of $100 USD will result in winning $235 USD.
Israel Adesanya (-275)
Robert Whittaker (+235)https://t.co/VO30HSKbaw @stylebender
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) April 19, 2021
Prior to the odds being released, Whittaker put on a spectacular performance at UFC Vegas 24. With an opponent as dangerous as Kelvin Gastelum, the former champion methodically broke him down with strikes. In addition, Whittaker’s kicks were a game-changer that left Gastelum bewildered at times. While “The Reaper” didn’t secure the finish, he definitely wobbled Gastelum more than once.
Even though Adesanya is coming off a loss, the champion is known for having a bulletproof mindset. Adesanya’s striking ability has seen him reach the top, and now he will have to put it to the test against a very hungry former champion. It seems that Whittaker’s recent win did little in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
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