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UFC 215 Non-Title Betting Odds Revealed At Skybet

With just a few weeks remaining until UFC 215 in Edmonton, we can’t help but feel as if the event is being overshadowed. That’s hardly surprising given the many announcements regarding 216 and 217, in addition to the small matter of Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather this weekend in Las Vegas.

Alas, it still looks like it’ll be an impressive card, and even without the two title fights there’s still a lot of potential when it comes to the rest of the main card. Sure the Francis Ngannou vs Junior Dos Santos match has been shelved, but right now we’re choosing to look on the bright side – whilst simultaneously hoping for Ngannou-Overeem before the end of the year.

Through Sky Bet we’ve been able to determine what the bookies think is going to happen on September 9th, and it’s quite interesting given the nature of some of the match-ups. With many top 15 contenders set to battle it out, the Canadian show could prove to be one of the most important in recent memory.

The ever-entertaining Gilbert Melendez is at 1/1 to pick up the victory against the always inconsistent Jeremy Stephens at 8/11, with both men riding losing streaks that they’ll be desperate to erase.

Moving down a few weight classes we’ve got Henry Cejudo coming in as a 30/100 favourite over the 5/2 Wilson Reis, with the latter attempting to bounce back following his Flyweight Championship loss to the one and only Demetrious Johnson.

Cejudo looked like a man who could one day topple DJ and become the new face of the division, however back to back losses against Johnson himself and Joseph Benavidez have left Henry on the outside looking in. When it comes to ‘must win’ affairs, this is a big one for both of these guys if they want to get back into title contention any time soon.

Then we come to what could be the wildcard fight of the evening, as Neil Magny (13/8) faces off against Rafael dos Anjos (4/9). Magny is looking to prove that his victory over Johny Hendricks wasn’t a fluke, and with 11 wins in his last 13 fights you’d be a fool to right him off.

On the other hand RDA will be desperate to make a name for himself in the welterweight division, with his win against Tarec Saffiedine in Singapore not exactly setting the world on fire. Still, we are talking about a former UFC champion so perhaps his momentum and experience will take him a long way against Magny.

Whether you care about the rest of the card or not there’s no denying that we’re in for some great action in a few weeks time, and you’d be a fool to miss out.