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Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington odds are tightening ahead of UFC 245

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington odds are tightening ahead of UFC 245

Colby Covington after winning a UFC fight

UFC 245 is less than two weeks away and features a stacked card for the promotion’s end-of-year event. Three title fights are on the agenda but the biggest one is naturally the headliner between current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

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When the fight was first announced, Usman — undefeated in the UFC — opened as the -275 betting favorite. Covington, meanwhile, was a +215 underdog.

However, as the event draws closer, the odds have tightened quite a bit. “The Nigerian Nightmare” has now dropped to a -185 favorite while “Chaos” is a +155 underdog at MyBookie.

That means you would need to bet $185 on Usman (as opposed to $275) to win $100 while a $100 wager on Covington would win you $155 (compared to $215).

Kamaru Usman inside the UFC Octagon
Kamaru Usman is no longer a heavy betting favorite against Colby Covington at UFC 245 (Getty Images)

It appears that more and more money is going on Covington as the fight nears. It’s a pretty smart bet to make given how Covington is 10-1 with the UFC and has a similar style to Usman. The odds may continue to tighten from here on out so if you still want to take a chance on Covington, now could be the best time.

For comparison, here are the opening odds for the pair’s last five fights:

Kamaru Usman last five fights

  • vs. Tyron Woodley (W): +105
  • vs. Rafael dos Anjos (W): -215
  • vs. Demian Maia (W): -175
  • vs. Emil Meek (W): -705
  • vs. Sergio Moraes (W): -440

Colby Covington last five fights

  • vs. Robbie Lawler (W): -175
  • vs. Rafael dos Anjos (W): +150
  • vs. Demian Maia (W): -140
  • vs. Dong Hyun Kim (W): -195
  • vs. Bryan Barbarena (W): -315
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