Full card odds and best bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

Full card odds and best bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

The UFC returns to Denver, Colorado on Saturday night with a revised card after a number of competitors pulled out. A number of the fights being held on short notice, and the fact that the event is taking place at high altitude, means there will be plenty of interesting bets for punters.

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MMAKO gives you full moneyline odds for every match at UFC Denver and takes you inside some live underdogs and interesting prop bets.

All odds via FanDuel (odds subject to change).

• Rose Namajunas (-235) vs. Tracy Cortez (+180)

• Santiago Ponzinibbio (-215) vs. Muslim Salikhov (+164)

• Drew Dober (-113) vs. Jean Silva (-113)

• Gabriel Bonfim (-390) vs Ange Loosa (+280)

• Christian Rodriguez (-235) vs. Julian Erosa (+180)

• Cody Brundage (+136) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (-174)

• Jasmine Jasudavicius (-113) vs. Fatima Kline (-113)

• Joshua Van (-225) vs. Charles Johnson (+172)

• Luana Santos (-430) vs. Mariya Agapova (+300)

• Josh Fremd (-111) vs. Andre Petroski (-115)

• Montel Jackson (-156) vs. Da’Mon Blackshear (+122)

• Evan Elder (-460) vs. Darrius Flowers (+320)

Drew Dober defeats Jean Silva (-113)

UFC Denver Betting Guide: Full Card Odds & Best Bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

May 6, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Drew Dober (red gloves) fights Matt Frevola (blue gloves) at UFC 288 at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Originally set to face Mike Davis, Dober now welcomes Jean Silva to the lightweight division just two weeks after Silva scored a knockout victory at UFC 303. The Brazilian missed weight for that fight and won’t be dropping much weight in Denver, but Dober’s experience and the fact that he trains at altitude make pick ’em odds on him hard to pass up.

Fatima Kline defeats Jasmine Jasudavicius (-113)

While Dober was already scheduled to fight on this card and has a new opponent in Silva, Kline is the one making her UFC debut on short notice against Jasudavicius. The Canadian has been underrated for much of her UFC tenure, but Kline is a formidable prospect with the potential to develop into a future title contender.

Cody Brundage def. Abdul Razak Alhassan (+136)

UFC Denver Betting Guide: Full Card Odds & Best Bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

Apr 13, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Cody Brundage (blue gloves) fights Bo Nickal (red gloves) at UFC 300 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brundage could be fighting for his spot on the UFC roster after going 2-4 in his last six fights, and while this is a dangerous matchup, he does have the skills needed to beat Alhassan. “Judo Thunder” is always a threat to end things while a fight is in progress, but if Brundage can consistently close the distance without taking too many big hits, he could use his wrestling to earn a decision.

Charles Johnson defeats Joshua Van (+172)

Van has a lot of hype behind him, and rightfully so, but fans have already seen Johnson ruin the rise of flyweight prospects like Azat Maksum. The 33-year-old is versatile enough to challenge Van wherever the fight goes, and a significant height and reach advantage could allow him to prevent “The Fearless” from really putting together his striking combinations.

Rose Namajunas def. Tracy Cortez by decision (+115)

UFC Denver Betting Guide: Full Card Odds & Best Bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

Sep 2, 2023; Paris, France; Manon Fiorot (red gloves) fights Rose Namajunas (blue gloves) at UFC Fight Night at Accor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports / Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Namajunas is understandably a sizable favorite here, and if you’re not willing to take the odds on her outright, you can get plus money on “Thug Rose” winning by decision. There’s a chance that Cortez will fade in the later rounds, given that this is her first main event and the fight is at altitude, but Namajunas hasn’t scored a finish past the second round since 2015.

Christian Rodriguez vs. Julian Erosa goes over 2.5 rounds (-154)

Erosa’s last three fights have all ended in the first round, but Rodriguez has gone the distance in four of his five UFC fights and doesn’t possess the kind of one-punch knockout power that usually causes problems for “Juicy J.” There’s certainly an argument to be made for Erosa as an underdog in the current lineup, but rather than side with either fighter, I’m going to go 2.5-plus rounds with the expectation that things will likely go to the judges’ scorecards.

Luana Santos def. Mariya Agapova by submission (+200)

UFC Denver Betting Guide: Full Card Odds & Best Bets for Namajunas vs. Cortez

Mar 5, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES; Maryna Moroz (red gloves) fights Mariya Agapova (blue gloves) at UFC 272 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

This prop is more enticing because of how susceptible Agapova is to submissions than it is because of Santos’ own skills on the mat. The Brazilian has three submission wins to her name, and she’s taking on an opponent who’s been obliterated in previous fights and who will be competing at altitude in Denver.

The odds of winning are updated periodically and may change.

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