UFC Vegas 71 betting odds: Curtis Blaydes favored to KO Sergei Pavlovich

Check out the betting odds for UFC Vegas 71, which have Curtis Blaydes favored over Sergei Pavlovich in the main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 1 month ago
UFC Vegas 71 betting odds: Curtis Blaydes favored to KO Sergei Pavlovich
July 23, 2022, Greenwich, London, London, UK, United Kingdom: LONDON, UK - JULY 23: Curtis Blaydes prepares to fight Tom Aspinall in their Heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night: Blaydes v Aspinall event at The O2 Arena on July 23, 2022, in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. Greenwich, London United Kingdom - ZUMAp175 20220723_zsa_p175_100 Copyright: xScottxGarfittx

It’s fight day for UFC Vegas 71, which is returning to the over-familiar APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event of the evening is occurring in the heavyweight division when the #3 rated, Sergei Pavlovich, throws down with the #4 rated, Curtis Blaydes. Before we get there, though, let’s go check in with the betting odds.

The bookies are feeling them some Curtis Blaydes, and foresee him getting past Sergei Pavlovich in the main event. Blaydes’ moneyline can be had at a cost of -170, with a $100 bet potentially seeing a complete payout of $158.82.

Despite an insane five-fight stretch of first-round finishes, Pavlovich is coming in as the betting underdog. Sergei is on deck with a plus value of +145, and dropping a hundo at those odds could possibly see a total return of $245.

The oddsmakers aren’t as high on Pavlovich here, and perhaps that’s because they recall his abysmal showing on the ground in his last loss to Alistair Overeem back in 2018. Extrapolate that performance against someone with the wrestling chops of Blaydes, and it starts to make sense why the more experienced grappler is favored.

According to the betting odds, the most likely outcome for tonight’s UFC main event is Blaydes coming up with a knockout. The prop bet ‘Blaydes wins by TKO/KO’ is clocking in at a favored tick of -110, while the ‘Pavlovich wins by TKO/KO’ line is listed with an underdog value of +175.

UFC Vegas 71 betting odds:

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Full fight card

Main card

  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes: Heavyweight
  • Brad Tavares vs. Bruno Silva: Middleweight
  • Bobby Green vs. Jared Gordon: Lightweight
  • Iasmin Lucindo vs. Brogan Walker: Strawweight
  • Jeremiah Wells vs. Matt Semelsberger: Welterweight


  • Ricky Glenn vs. Christos Giagos: Lightweight
  • Rani Yahya vs. Montel Jackson: Bantamweight
  • Karol Rosa vs. Norma Dumont: (W) Featherweight
  • Mohammed Usman vs. Junior Tafa: Heavyweight
  • Francis Marshall vs. William Gomis: Featherweight
  • Batgerel Danaa vs. Brady Hiestand: Bantamweight

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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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