UFC 287 final odds: Influx of bets on Israel Adesanya widens line with Alex Pereira

Check out the UFC 287 final betting odds, that have Israel Adesanya favored over Alex Pereira in the main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 2 months ago
UFC 287 final odds: Influx of bets on Israel Adesanya widens line with Alex Pereira
April 7, 2023, Miami, Florida, MIAMI, FLORIDA, United States: MIAMI, FLORIDA -April 7: L-R Joe Rogan interviews Israel Adesanya at UFC287 - Pereira v Adesanya 2 at Kaseya Center on April 7, 2023 in Miami, Florida Miami, Florida United States - ZUMAp175 20230407_zsa_p175_117 Copyright: xLouisxGrassex

It’s fight day for UFC 287, which is kicking off from the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida. We’ve got a middleweight title rematch set for the main event when the champion, Alex Pereira, squares off with the man he took the belt from, Israel Adesanya. Before we get to watch these two warriors share a combat sports setting for the FOURTH time, let’s go and see how the betting lines are shaping up.

As of our UFC 287 midweek odds post, we discovered that Adesanya was entering into this MMA rematch being favored over his nemesis, Pereira. Since the weigh-ins, we’ve seen a sizable amount of coin come in on Adesanya, shifting his moneyline from -135 to a deeper favored position of -155.

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Naturally, that pushes the champion’s moneyline a bit further into underdog territory. Despite holding three combat sports victories over Izzy, Pereira is posted up with a dog tag of +135. How the Adesanya vs. Pereira 2 line is anything other than even money is beyond me. It’s hard to not view ‘Poatan’ as a live dog at really any plus line here.

Close but no cigar has been has been Adesanya’s theme for his saga with Pereira. He’s 0-3 against the Brazilian, but everyone can see that Israel does have the tools to get it done. He’s been as close as close can get, but just hasn’t been able to seal the deal. Could the fourth time be the charm? On paper, that looks like a silly question, but in reality, the odds favor Izzy to move the series to 1-3.

UFC 287 fight card:

Main card:

  • Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: Middleweight Title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal: Welterweight
  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez: Bantamweight
  • Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio: Welterweight
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez: Bantamweight


  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis: Middleweight
  • Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Luana Pinheiro: Strawweight
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joseph Pyfer: Middleweight
  • Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman: Heavyweight
  • Lupita Godinez vs. Cynthia Calvillo: Strawweight
  • Trey Ogden vs. Ignacio Bahamondes: 160-pounds
  • Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia: Featherweight
  • Sam Hughes vs. Jaqueline Amorim: Strawweight

For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 287 scrap, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of our live video content. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!

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Eddie Mercado
Eddie Mercado

Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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