ufc 276 betting odds and card

The UFC returns to Las Vegas for UFC 276. The card is packed with much-anticipated fights, including two championship bouts. We will see Israel Adesanya’s fifth title defense at middleweight. The co-main event will see Alexander Volkanovski is defending his legacy against Max Holloway for the third time in the featherweight division.

Get up-to-date odds and pre-fight info for all main card bouts at UFC 276.

UFC 276 – Adesanya Vs. Cannonier

  • Date: Saturday, July 2
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
  • Prelims: 7:30 PM ET
  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Stream UFC 276 online: View on ESPN+ or with the UFC Fight Pass

Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier

This middleweight championship bout sees Adesanya defend his spot against the number one contender Cannonier. The Nigerian title holder is closing in on Anderson Silva’s record of ten defenses.

Israel Adesanya has proven time and time again he is the real deal. He recently defended his spot at the top against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271. This bout went the distance, but when the dust settled, the judges unanimously agreed that Adesanya retained his title.

In the past, grapplers have tried to take Adesanya down, and he has had to fight pretty defensively. This however, should prove to be an all-out stand-up war from the get-go.

“The Last Stylebender” has even taken a shot at the light-heavyweight belt. While that proved unsuccessful, he is yet to be beaten at middleweight.

The belt holder has a 69% finish rate, 15 knockouts, and seven decision wins. He has only ever lost once inside the Octagon and that was trying to become the simultaneous light heavyweight and middleweight champion.

Adesanya is a heavy favorite to keep his belt at UFC 276. It’s hard to see anyone dethroning him soon, and sportsbooks agree with the line set at -330.

Jared Cannonier went up against Derek Brunson to find out who the top contender would be. He breezed past his opponent with a second-round knockout, cementing his worthiness for this title shot.

Cannonier was once a light heavyweight – since stepping down, he has only lost once in six fights – when he was beaten by Robert Whittaker by decision.

The 38-year-old is a striker, so this promises to be a more exciting matchup than previous middleweight title fights. In the past, grapplers have tried to take Adesanya down, and he has had to fight pretty defensively. This, however, should prove to be an all-out stand-up war from the get-go.

The Texan has an 80% finish rate, with nine knockouts and three submission wins in his highlight reel. He has a slight reach disadvantage to overcome and is an underdog to capture the belt.

Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier
32 Age 38
23 Fights 20
22 Wins 15
1 Losses 5
15 KO’s 9
0 Subs 3
6′ 4 Height (feet) 5′ 11
80 Reach (inches) 77.5
185.00 Weight (lbs) 185.00
Win Last Fight Win

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Volkanovski promised Holloway he would run it back for a trilogy fight after their last battle. Back in 2020, the pair had a close contest which was decided by a split decision. The champ is a man of his word, and they will settle any unfinished business at UFC 276.

Since claiming the belt from Max Holloway in 2019, the Aussie has successfully defended his title three times. One of the most amazing fights of last year was Volkanovski’s title defense against Ortega at UFC 266.

More recently, Alexander “The Great” beat the  “Korean Zombie.” That fight was a display of how far above most of the featherweight competition the Australian champ is. He picked Sung Jung apart from the moment the bout began – and the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round.

The title holder has a 63% finish rate, 12 knockouts, and three submission wins. He is riding a 21-fight win streak and has never lost in the UFC. Volkanovski is the sportsbooks’ pick to remain the belt holder, but with odds at -195, he’s not an overwhelming favorite.

Max Holloway bounced back from his losses to Volkanovski with wins against Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez.

Despite being taller than his opponent at 5″ 10, the Australian still has a reach advantage over Holloway.

The Hawaiin is riding a two-fight win streak and enters with a 53% finish rate. He has a highlight reel that includes ten knockouts, two submission wins, and 11 decision victories.

This fight is a striking fan’s dream – Holloway kept things standing and traded with Volkanovski in both previous matchups. So this is more than likely how we will see this playout.

These pair have one of the biggest rivalries to exist within the UFC, but can Volkanovski defeat Holloway three times in a row?

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
33 Age 30
25 Fights 29
24 Wins 23
1 Losses 6
12 KO’s 10
3 Subs 2
5′ 6 Height (feet) 5′ 10
71.5 Reach (inches) 69
160.00 Weight (lbs) 146.00
Win Last Fight Win

Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira

Taking on the number four ranked middleweight, Strickland is a huge boost for the newcomer’s (Pereira) career.

Sean Strickland has been in the UFC for over eight years and only lost three times from 15 bouts. He is currently on a six-fight win streak.

The 31-year-old is the younger and the more experienced fighter but still enters as a slight underdog. The American has a 57% finish rate, with ten knockouts, four submissions, and 11 decision victories.

Another win for Strickland will likely see him get a title shot between the winner of the main event.

Alex Pereira made an impressive entrance to the UFC late last year. He picked up a debut win with a second-round knockout against Andreas Michailidis. The Brazilian then stepped up to take on countryman Bruno Silva – grinding out the win over three rounds.

Although the 34-year-old has been fighting professionally since 2015, he only has six MMA fights recorded. The veteran kickboxer has 40 kickboxing matches, with 33 wins and 21 knockouts.

Pereira has an 80% finish rate, with four knockouts and one decision win. Riding a five-fight win streak, he will be the slight favorite against Strickland.

Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira
31 Age 34
28 Fights 6
25 Wins 5
3 Losses 1
10 KO’s 4
4 Subs 0
6′ 0 Height (feet) 6′ 4
76 Reach (inches) 80
185.50 Weight (lbs) 186.00
Win Last Fight Win

Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley

This fight will let the world know if Sean O’Malley is all hype or if he can stick around with the top of the bantamweight division. Munhoz is ranked tenth, so if O’Malley can pass him, he will break into the top ten.

Pedro Munhoz will not be easy for the kid they call “Sugar.” This hardened fighter is one of the division’s toughest. While he has recent losses to Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz, Sean O’Malley is nowhere near as experienced as those opponents.

The Brazilian is the underdog by a fair margin. He is much shorter than O’Malley (5″11) at 5″6 and will need to outstrike him with a seven-inch reach disadvantage.

Munhoz has a 69% finish rate, with four knockouts, nine submissions, and six decision victories.

Sean O’Malley is on a three-fight win streak. He suffered his only professional loss against Marlon Vera in 2020. Since then he has knocked out Thomas Almeida, Kris Moutinho, and Raulian Paiva.

The kid from Montana has ten knockout wins, two submissions, and three decision wins. This makes up his 80% finish rate. The Sugar Show is a crowd-pleaser that delivers for his fans. He enters as a big favorite to win against Munhoz.

“Sugar” recently stated he wants to earn $1,000,000 a fight. Yet he hasn’t faced anyone in the top fifteen of this stacked division. To make this dream a reality, he hast to cruise past Munhoz.

Pedro Munhoz vs Sean O’Malley
35 Age 27
27 Fights 16
19 Wins 15
7 Losses 1
4 KO’s 10
9 Subs 2
5′ 6 Height (feet) 5′ 11
65 Reach (inches) 72
135.50 Weight (lbs) 135.50
Loss Last Fight Win

UFC 276 Prelims

  • Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner (lightweight bout)
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena (welterweight bout)
  • Ian Garry vs. Gabriel Green (welterweight bout)
  • Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone (welterweight bout)

UFC 276 Early Prelims

  • Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz (middleweight bout)
  • Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber (women’s flyweight bout)
  • Brad Tavares vs. Dricus De Plessis (middleweight bout)
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko (women’s bantamweight bout)

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William James

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