Up to date Betting Strains & Props for Poirier vs. Gaethje 2

The UFC heads to Salt Lake Metropolis on Saturday, July 29, for an occasion headlined by a light-weight rematch between fan favorites Dustin Poirier (-150) and Justin Gaethje (+125) at UFC 291. Sportsbooks have already launched UFC 291 odds on the whole combat card.

Within the co-main occasion, former middleweight champ Alex Pereira (-105) strikes up in weight to tackle former mild heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz (-115). Beneath, we’ll take a better take a look at odds and prop bets at prime sports activities betting websites for this UFC pay-per-view occasion.

UFC 291 predominant occasion odds

Dustin Poirier (-150) vs. Justin Gaethje (+125)

These two final fought in 2018, with Poirier snatching a fourth-round TKO victory after chipping away at Gaethje for the higher a part of the primary three rounds. Gaethje’s undoing in that combat was being somewhat too predictable, and in addition somewhat too simple to hit. Poirier correctly avoided getting drawn into the form of slugging exchanges that Gaethje prefers and as a substitute picked away at him on the entries and the exits, whereas carrying Gaethje down within the course of.

Gaethje is a better and extra diverse fighter now than he was then, however so is Poirier. Neither one has misplaced to anyone however champions in the previous few years. However by way of all-around skill, Poirier most likely nonetheless has the larger toolbox from which to attract. On the similar time, Gaethje’s energy and resilience make it exhausting to ever depend him out of a combat.

Poirier can typically begin slowly, so Gaethje’s finest probability might come within the first two rounds. As soon as Poirier settles right into a combat, he solely will get more durable to cope with.

Over 2.5 rounds: -130
Beneath 2.5 rounds: +100

UFC 291 co-main occasion odds

Jan Blachowicz (-115) vs. Alex Pereira (-105)

Pereira not too long ago made the choice to maneuver as much as mild heavyweight after shedding his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya of their rematch in April. That leaves numerous questions on how his model and his energy will translate on the 205-pound class, particularly because it represents a 20-pound leap from middleweight, the place he was used to all the time being the larger fighter.

Blachowicz is not any stranger to combating championship-level middleweights making an attempt a transfer up in weight. He used his dimension and his wrestling skill to stifle Adesanya’s bid for a second UFC title, and he’s most likely going to take pleasure in among the similar benefits over Pereira.

If something, Pereira’s takedown protection and floor recreation appear weaker than Adesanya’s, which ought to make that facet even simpler on Blachowicz. The distinction is that Pereira can also be larger and with better one-strike energy. So long as it stays a pure kickboxing bout, he ought to have the sting. The query is how lengthy he’ll be capable to preserve it there if Blachowicz is really intent on taking him down.

Over 1.5 rounds: -145
Beneath 1.5 rounds: +115

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Full UFC 291 odds and combat card

All of the UFC betting odds can be found right here for the upcoming match. Odds are supplied by Caesars Sportsbook and are topic to alter.

Principal card

Dustin Poirier (-150) vs. Justin Gaethje (+125)
Jan Blachowicz (-115) vs. Alex Pereira (-105)
Stephen Thompson (-160) vs. Michel Pereira (+135)
Tony Ferguson (+280) vs. Bobby Inexperienced (-360)
Michael Chiesa (+125) vs. Kevin Holland (-150)


Gabriel Bonfim (-300) vs. Trevin Giles (+240)
Derrick Lewis (+145) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (-175)
Roman Kopylov (-230) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (+190)

Early prelims

C.J. Vergara (-160) vs. Vinicius Salvador (+135)
Matthew Semelsberger (-180) vs. Uros Medic (+155)
Miranda Maverick (-340) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (+270)

The right way to watch UFC 291

  • Early prelims, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+
  • Prelims, 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN+
  • Principal card, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ pay-per-view