Last Updated on September 25, 2020

UFC 253 is finally here, and it is a card that UFC and all MMA fans collectively have looked forward to for quite some time. Of course, the UFC 253 betting event is highlighted by the World Middleweight Championship bout between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Henrique Costa, but there are nearly a dozen fights available to wager on in what promises to be a terrific event in Abu Dhabi.

The sport of mixed martial arts has gained quite a lot of traction as a betting market during the coronavirus pandemic, as many major sports were shut down. With Dana White and the UFC fighters still having fights during the pandemic, sports fans have enjoyed MMA events for months. With UFC 253 being the center of the MMA world in the fall, this event will be one to watch for sure. Here is a look at UFC 253 odds, a list of fights, props available to wager on and more.

 

UFC 253 Betting Odds

 

UFC 253 is one of the biggest mixed martial events of the entire year, culminated by Israel Adesanya (-182) vs. Paulo Henrique Costa (+150). The full card and each fighter’s odds are below, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Fighter Odds   Fighter Odds
Espino -305 vs. Hughes +233
Ibrahimov -162 vs. Marques +130
Sanchez +445 vs. Matthews -670
Riddell -335 vs. da Silva +253
Young -112 vs. Klein -112
Knight +134 vs. Camur -167
Reyes -286 vs. Blachowicz +230
France -240 vs. Royval +188
Dawodu +100 vs. Tukhugov -121
Vieira -177 vs. Eubanks +140
Adesanya -182 vs. Costa +150

With 11 fights on the docket, there certainly are plenty of betting markets to take care of. For the most part, most of the fights are projected to be relatively close other than one, which is Matthews. vs. Sanchez. Matthews is a -670 favorite, which is one of the larger numbers in UFC betting. Expect a landslide there, but most of the other fights have the favorite at under -300, which means there could be plenty of upsets.

 

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UFC 253 Main Card Highlighted by Adesanya vs. Costa

The UFC 253 card is loaded with fights. From the main event of Adesanya vs. Costa to Vieira vs. Eubanks, there is plenty of action to be had for those wagering on the event. Here is a list of the full card for UFC 253, taking place on Saturday.

  • Espino vs. Hughes
  • Ibrahimov vs. Marques
  • Sanchez vs. Matthews
  • Riddell vs. da Silva
  • Young vs. Klein
  • Knight vs. Camur
  • Reyes vs. Blachowicz
  • France vs. Royval
  • Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
  • Vieira vs. Eubanks
  • Adesanya vs. Costa

While the main events are the ones that are bet on most frequently, legal sportsbooks have odds for sides and props available for all in legal sports betting states.

 

UFC 253 Prop Bets

Betting on the UFC is quite popular with how fast a fight completes. Often times, an entire fight will be over in just a few minutes which leads to a quick grade of your wagers. When betting on the UFC, you can pick more than just sides, as UFC props are a very popular market. Here are some prop types available for UFC 253 at DraftKings Sportsbook:

Winning Method Props

  • By Knockout, Submission, or DQ
  • By Decision
  • By Submission Only
  • By KO, TKO, or DQ Only

Other UFC Props

  • Winning Method/Fighter/Round Parlay
  • Winning Method/Round Parlay
  • To Win Fight in X Round
  • To Win Fight in Range of Rounds

 

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