UFC: Usman vs Covington Odds Analysis


Following a great performance against Robbie Lawler, Colby”Chaos” Covington appears to be receiving his UFC welterweight title shot against Kamaru”The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman.
Both were yearning to collide for a couple of years now in what might be a close battle, however online sportsbook BetOnline has Usman as the massive popular at -250 together with Covington coming straight back in +195. This battle has not been announced officially yet, but it appears it will take place at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 2.
In the event the odds remain the same, then this would mark the first time that Covington has been a underdog from the UFC. Chaos closed as a very slight puppy contrary to Demian Maia with chances of -108 for Covington and -112 to get Maia, and Colby won that float.
Similarly, Usman has been preferred in eight of the last nine fights from the Octagon, with his last struggle for the title against Tyron Woodley seeing??The Nigerian Nightmare as an underdog. Naturally, he placed on a dominant operation in that struggle to win the name and is now a perfect 10-0 in the UFC.
I was really shocked to see the odds when they opened with Usman favorite as a -300 favourite and Covington coming back at +230. The line moved fast in Covington’s favor to in which the odds??are today, but I realised that they??should have been considerably closer and judging by the early line motion, you may have the ability to receive the champion at a better number closer to this occasion.
It’s extremely tough to predict exactly how this struggle goes as both of these opponents have similar styles in the way they wrestle, use clinch work against the cage and wear a tremendous pace to usually make a decisive decision victory. Neither fighter has got tremendous power in their hands since Usman has completed two of the 10 UFC struggles, although Covington has finished four of his nine wins at the Octagon.
I give the advantage to Usman complete however, because of the dimensions. Both men will look to have??a solid grappling game and constantly touch??another with strikes that pile up and drill out the opponent. Usman is quite a bit larger than Covington, that will provide him an advantage in those clinches and grappling exchanges.?? Chaos might have slightly greater conditioning, which could give him the advantage in the subsequent rounds, but it may be too little, too late at this time.
Odds at BetOnline as of August 6

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