Kamaru Usman opened as the clear favorite against Jorge Masvidal

The current UFC Welterweight champion, kamaru Usman, is expected to open a significant favorite in the upcoming bout against the third number of the division, Jorge Masvidal, who took the fight on short notice.

At the moment, the coefficient for Usman’s victory is 1.333 (probability 75%), while the probability of Masvidal’s success is estimated at 3.3 (probability 30.3%).

Bookmakers published the starting odds shortly after the Welterweight title match was officially announced as the main event of the UFC 251 tournament, which will take place on July 11 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

We will remind that Jorge Masvidal accepted fight with kamaru Usman two days ago, having agreed to replace Gilbert burns who left because of a positive test for a coronavirus.

At the same time, the former street fighter was initially considered the main contender for the title, however, earlier the UFC management failed to come to an agreement with Masvidal due to financial differences.

John McCarthy: “If Aldo loses to Jan, he will be finished»

The former UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, is under a lot of pressure before the fight against Peter Yan, because the result of this match will be crucial for his future career.

This was announced in the next issue of his podcast by the legendary referee John McCarthy.

“Aldo is under a lot of pressure because he got the opportunity to become a lightweight champion, and if successful, his career will move forward,” said Big John. “If he wins, he will get a lot of money for his next fight, but if he loses to Yan, he will be finished. If he loses, he won’t see any more big fees, and he will never get a title chance again, either in the lightweight or Featherweight division. This will be the end for Aldo. If he continues his career, he will have to fight for a much smaller check and accept the role of gatekeeper»

“Even if we assume that Aldo will become a participant in the “Fight of the year”, and Jan will win by a close or controversial decision, Aldo will need a couple of fights to get back into the title race, because we have Aljamain sterling. Moreover, sterling must lose to Yan, and then, if he wins the next match, Aldo can count on a title rematch with Yan. If sterling beats Jan, Aldo will fight Jan, but not for the title. In General, there are too many “IFS”, so a defeat in the upcoming match will most likely be the end for Aldo»

Recall that the fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title between Peter Yan and Jose Aldo will be the third most important event of the UFC 251 tournament, which will be held on July 11 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.