On Saturday night, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2) will return to the ‘Mecca of Boxing’, Las Vegas, Nevada, in the hope of making more history (and money) by winning yet another belt.
Pacquiao will now challenge the Cuban veteran Yordenis Ugás (26-4) in the main event for his WBA Welterweight belt. Pacman was originally scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr. who had to withdraw with an injured eye and was replaced by Ugás.
What’s at stake?
Manny Pacquiao wants to win the WBA (Super) welterweight championship from Yordenis Ugas which he won in a battle against Abel Ramos in 2020.
Pacquiao said “I want to say that I’m praying for Errol to make a fast recovery from his injury. Health is always the priority and the most important thing. I did my best in training and in preparation for this fight, so I wanted to make sure my hard work was not wasted.”
Pacquiao vs Ugás Betting Odds
Pacquiao is the clear favorite heading into Saturday’s bout, and for good reason – he has a substantial experience advantage against Ugás, having fought in over 40 world title fights, although he has not fought in more than two years, the longest layoff in his remarkable 26-year career.
Odds for Pacquiao vs Ugás
The offshore sportsbook BetUS has Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao as their -370 favorite on the Moneyline odds with the Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugás at odds of +270. Ugas may be the underdog in this bout but he comes into the weekend having won 11 of his previous 12 fights and has a perfect 5-0 record in Vegas.
- Manny Pacquiao -370
- Yordenis Ugás +270
Who is Yordenis Ugás?
Yordenis Ugás Hernández is a Cuban boxer who has held the WBA (Super) welterweight title since January 2021. He previously holding the WBA (Regular) belt from 2020 until being promoted to Super champion.
He’s a former Olympic bronze medalist and amateur world champion, turned professional in 2010 and now has a 26-4 record with 12 knockouts.
In 2019, he also tried to challenge for the WBC welterweight championship.
Pacquiao vs Ugás – Total Rounds Betting
In addition to the Moneyline odds on the outright winner, BetUS is expecting this one to go the distance and offering a betting line on the ‘Total Rounds’ set at 10.5 rounds. This is a over/under market with the over bet being the favorite.
- Over 10.5 Rounds -260
- Under 10.5 Rounds +210
* Pacquiao vs Ugás odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I watch Pacquiao v Ugas?
Fight fans can watch the welterweight contest on FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view.
What is the Pacquiao vs Ugas fight card/undercard in full?
- Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas
- Robert Guerrero vs Victor Ortiz
- Mark Magsayo vs Julio Ceja
- Carlos Castro vs Oscar Escandon