- There are +130 odds for Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje to go over 3.5 rounds.
- Alex Pereira has +165 odds to beat Jan Blachowicz by KO, TKO, DQ.
- There are +100 odds for Kevin Holland to win inside the distance.
SALT LAKE CITY – The UFC is headed back to Salt Lake City Utah for UFC 291 with a stacked main card that presents plenty of betting opportunities on some plus money odds. The main event on the card is a 5-round lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.
Poirier Vs. Gaethje 2 To Get Close To Distance?
While the odds for this fight might be too close to call with Poirier a -145 favorite and Gathje right behind him at +120, there is one prop being offered on legal sports betting sites coming in at plus odds. That is the alternate round total of over 3.5 at +130 odds.
Going back to when these two first fought in 2018, they took the fight close to the distance with a fourth-round finish by Poirier. Since then, Poirier has been in two five-round fights since and both have gone the distance. As for Gaethje, he’s gone the distance in two of his last three fights and over 3.5 rounds in three of his last five.
Pick: Poirier, Gaethje Alternate Round Total Over 3.5 (+130)
Pereira To Continue His KO Dominance
It’s confusing as to why UFC betting sites have this fight as such a closely kept fight. Yes, this is Pereira’s first fight moving up to light heavyweight, however, he’s taking on an aging Jan Blachowicz who could be on the verge of his final fight in the UFC.
Instead of the standard -110 odds that both Pereira and Blachowicz are being given on the moneyline, taking Pereira to finish the fight by KO, TKO, DQ comes in at +165 and could be some of the most valued odds on this card. Pereira has been a knockout specialist throughout his career having won six of his seven fights by KO/TKO.
As for Blachowicz, age is not just a number in this case as his last three fights have looked extremely slow. He lost by submission to an even older Glover Teixeira, he did KO Aleksandar Rakic and saw a Draw against Magomed Ankalaev in a fight many thought he lost.
Pick: Alex Pereira by KO, TKO, DQ (+165)
Easy Money On Holland Getting It Done Early
Kevin Holland has been one of the more entertaining fighters to watch in the UFC recently due to his unorthodox style where he talks trash in the middle of his fights. However, he does back that talk up with 13 KO wins and 7 submission wins out of 24 total wins. That being said, he is winning inside the distance more often than not and is getting +100 odds to do so once again against Michael Chiesa.
There isn’t much convincing needed to take Holland to win inside the distance, but Chiesa just makes it even easier to take. In four of his last five losses, Chiesa has lost within the distance.
Pick: Kevin Holland Win Inside The Distance (+100)
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