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UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier Predictions

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be rockin’ on Saturday night with a pair of title fights highlighting the card for UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier. Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya gets top billing in a loaded schedule as he looks to defend his title as a big favorite against hard-hitting Jared Cannonier. Right before the main event featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski defends his belt in a third bout with former champ Max Holloway.

We’re sure to see plenty of action inside the Octagon and there will be more action at the betting window with 12 fights making up the UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier card on Saturday, July 2, 2022 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET with the prelims set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET. All fights can be seen on ESPN/ESPN+. The four-fight main card is on ESPN pay-per-view and starts at 10 p.m. ET. Betting options for every fight on the ticket are available at BookMaker.eu when you’re ready to make a wager.

UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier Odds

Main Card

Jared Cannonier +295 vs. Israel Adesanya -405

Max Holloway +158 vs. Alexander Volkanovski -200

Sean Strickland +105 vs. Alex Pereira -135

Pedro Munhoz +218 vs. Sean O’Malley -285

Fourth of July fireworks start early in the main event with Adesanya (22-1) looking to defend his middleweight title for a fifth time. “The Last Stylebender” has dominated the weight class beating Kelvin Gastelum for the interim strap in April 2019 and stopping Robert Whittaker six months later in a unification bout. His only career loss took place 16 months ago in a unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz after Adesanya moved up a weight class to fight for the light heavyweight title. He scored unanimous decisions over Marvin Vettori and Whittaker in his last two fights. Adesanya is arguably the most entertaining fighter in UFC backing up his bravado with plenty of wins. He hit the board as a big -405 favorite against an opponent that hasn’t backed down.

As a nearly 3/1 underdog the odds are stacked against Cannonier (15-5), but he’s moved up the ranks within the division to earn a shot at the belt. Following consecutive losses as a light heavyweight, Cannonier dropped down a class with the move paying off. He won five of six fights as a middleweight stopping David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson in his first three appearances. He lost a unanimous decision to Whittaker in 2020 but bounced back to decision Gastelum and KO Derek Brunson last time out. Since his early success at 185 pounds, this matchup was in the making.

There isn’t much better in the featherweight division which is why we’re seeing the trilogy fight on Saturday. Volkanovski (24-1) won the belt from Holloway (23-6) with a unanimous decision in December 2019. In the rematch seven months later Volkanovski won a controversial split decision. This could be Holloway’s last chance at regaining the title with a third loss setting him back. The first two fights were close and there’s no reason to think this one will be different. Holloway has value at his price but he’ll have to do something no fighter has done in Volkanovski’s last 21 bouts.


Jalin Turner -128 vs. Brad Riddell -102

Bryan Barberena -105 vs. Robbie Lawler -125

Gabriel Green +135 vs. Ian Garry -170

Donald Cerrone +168 vs. Jim Miller -215

The prelims are highlighted by a welterweight bout between UFC veterans Cowboy Cerrone (36-16) and Jim Miller (34-16), who have a combined 76 fights in the promotion. With both men in their late 30s there is nothing in terms of title contention on the horizon. There is, however, the UFC wins record at stake. They are tied for the most wins with 23 with one of Cerrone’s coming against Miller eight years ago. It’s been a while since Cowboy tasted victory dropping six straight fights. Miller, meanwhile, has two straight stoppages leaving him as -215 favorite on the UFC betting line.

Early Prelims

Uriah Hall +207 vs. Andre Muniz -270

Jessica Eye +186 vs. Maycee Barber -240

Dricus Du Plessis -120 vs. Brad Tavares -110

Jessica Rose Clark -145 vs. Julija Stoliarenko +115

Ranked middleweights Uriah Hall (18-10) and Andre Muniz (22-4) square off in the early prelims to see which fighter can make a leap in the division. Muniz has won all four fights inside the Octagon with the last three by first-round submission. He’s won 16 of his last 17 bouts overall and looks to continue his ascent as a -270 favorite. Hall hasn’t fought since losing a decision to Sean Strickland last July. An orbital injury in that bout and personal issues kept him out of the Octagon, but he’s ready to get back at it. Muniz likes to get on the mat using his superior grappling technique and that’s not how Hall fights, which is a bad sign.

View today’s UFC276 betting lines.

Ken Henson
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