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Opening odds for UFC 251 fights

UFC announced the location of UFC 251 on Tuesday, and has begun announcing the card. We’ve got some early odds.

UFC president Dana White looks on during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

UFC president Dana White announced the date and location of his much-hyped “Fight Island” on Tuesday. Fight Island will be on Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. It will host four cards, leading off with UFC 251 on July 11th, and then running the next three over the course of the following two weeks

The main event for UFC 251 will feature a main event welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. The main card will also feature featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski taking on Max Holloway, and Petr Yan and Jose Aldo will face off for the open bantamweight title.

DraftKings Sportsbook has not yet opened odds for those fights, so for now we’ll see Westgate Superbook numbers.

Gilbert Burns: +180
Kamaru Usman: -210

Jose Aldo: +250
Petr Yan: -300

Max Holloway: +150
Alexander Volkanovski: -170

Three other fights not formally announced by White on Tuesday include Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas, Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar, and Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane. DraftKings Sportsbook has opened odds for these fights as follows:

Jessica Andrade: +150
Rose Namajunas: -190

Pedro Munhoz: -210
Frankie Edgar: +165

Shamil Abdurakhimov: +300
Ciryl Gane: -400

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