Tyron Woodley opens as slight betting favorite over Kamaru Usman

Tyron Woodley

The opening odds for Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman’s UFC 235 welterweight title fight have now been released — and they’re very close.

According to the website BestFightOdds.com, the online sportsbook 5dimes has pegged Tyron Woodley as a -170 favorite, meaning a successful $170 bet on him would earn you $100. Kamaru Usman, meanwhile, has been identified as a +130 underdog by the same sportsbook, meaning a successful $100 bet on him would win you $130.

In addition to this Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman title fight, UFC 235 will also feature a light heavyweight title fight between champ Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith. The odds for this fight have also been released. 

Jon Jones has opened as a huge -500 favorite, while Anthony Smith has been pegged as a +350 underdog. This means that a successful $500 bet on Jones would win you $100, while a successful $100 bet on Smith would earn you $350.

UFC 235 will also feature a host other exciting matchups, as former UFC men’s bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt is scheduled to return on the card, while former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler battles Ben Askren, former women’s bantamweight champ Holly Holm takes on Aspen Ladd, and featherweight veteran Jeremy Stephens is settle to battle surging contender Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Here’s the UFC 235 fight card as it currently stands.

UFC 235 fight card:

  • Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith – for light heavyweight title
  • Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman – for welterweight title
  • Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
  • Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Gina Mazany
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Who do you think will come out on top when Kamaru Usman and Tyron Woodley collide at UFC 235 on March 2?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/7/2019.