UFC Sydney – early betting odds
UFC’s relationship with Australia has been growing for years now, and whilst Mark Hunt may have been removed from the main event, the addition of Fabricio Werdum certainly adds a sense of intrigue to the heavyweight showdown that will round out the night on Saturday.
Courtesy of Paddy Power we’ve been able to look through some of the odds for the biggest match-ups this weekend, although it’s fair to say that it’s not the most stacked card of the year by any stretch.
Belal Muhammad comes into his showdown with Tim Means as a 15/8 underdog, meanwhile his competitor is favoured at 4/11. As we move further up the card Bec Rawlings is expected to make a splash with odds of 4/7, with her opponent Jessica-Rose Clark sitting at an optimistic 5/4.
Of course, we all know that upsets can happen and more often than not they do when it comes to the UFC, but nothing’s for sure.
With that being said, Werdum opens up as the ¼ favourite and nobody is going to protest that. The Brazilian is considered to be the bad guy in the majority of fights that he gets into these days, and that’ll be no different when he squares off against the newcomer Marcin Tybura.
The Polish sensation is currently riding a three fight win streak but that likely won’t be able to save him against the former Heavyweight Champion of the world, and PP clearly agrees with odds of 5/2.
This fight is certainly no foregone conclusion and it’d be extremely interesting to see the aftermath of a Tybura victory, but many fans want to see Werdum be knocked down a peg or two. That’s easier said than done, without a doubt, but perhaps there’s just enough intrigue to create some magic this Saturday.
The Qudos Bank Arena is a building that some will feel is worthy of a more blockbuster card, but maybe this’ll be a night in which we see some new stars being born.
One thing is for sure, if there are no appearances by either Tyson Pedro or Robert Whittaker then this’ll be considered a massive failure from our perspective.