Khamzat Chimaev is a betting favorite over longtime champ Kamaru Usman – UFC odds

Check out the Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman betting odds.

By: Eddie Mercado | 2 weeks ago
Khamzat Chimaev is a betting favorite over longtime champ Kamaru Usman – UFC odds
Khamzat Chimaev is favored over Kamaru Usman in the betting odds | IMAGO/USA TODAY Network

UFC welterweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev, and the former 170-pound champion, Kamaru Usman, seemed to have cryptically agreed to compete against one another on social media. Nothing is confirmed here, but if they both want it, then why not? Naturally, betting odds have blossomed for such an occasion.

Online gambling site has the 12-0 undefeated Chimaev listed as the betting favorite here with a moneyline of -175. Throwing a $100 on those odds stands to see a potential return of $157.14. As for Usman, he is currently being offered up with an underdog value of +150. Dropping a hundo on the previous title holder could win you a total payout of $250 if successful.

Sure, Chimaev has tasted defeat versus the scale, but other than that he’s been able to pass every test put in front of him thus far. If he gets past the former champ (and the weigh-in), a title shot is all but guaranteed. On the other side of this narrative, Usman is looking to rebound after being knocked out by Leon Edwards to lose his belt, and then dropping a decision in his immediate rematch. If this is the next matchup for Kamaru, then kudos to him because I’m not sure if there’s a more difficult bounce back fight out there than Chimaev.

Betting odds for Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman

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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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