The opening betting odds have been unveiled for the approaching middleweight bout among longtime rivals Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum.
Whittaker was set to experience Paulo Costa in the key function of a UFC Struggle Night card on April 17, but Costa was pressured out of the fight because of to ailment and changed by Gastelum, who is using the combat on small detect. Gastelum is coming off of a final decision win around Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 just past thirty day period so he ought to be in form and completely ready to go for this bout in opposition to Whittaker, who is coming off of back-to-again wins in excess of Jared Cannonier and Darren Until.
With Whittaker vs. Gastelum now official, the sportsbooks unveiled the opening odds for this middleweight title bout. Get a look at the odds below (via BestFightOdds).
UFC Fight Evening: Whittaker vs. Gastelum:
Kelvin Gastelum (+220)
Robert Whittaker (-275)https://t.co/ucyqkdqEPz
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) March 17, 2021
Robert Whittaker -275
Kelvin Gastelum +220
The oddsmakers opened up Whittaker as a -275 betting favorite (wager $275 to get $200) whilst Gastelum opened up as a +220 betting underdog (wager $100 to get $220). With Whittaker coming off of back-to-again decision wins in excess of Jared Cannonier and Darren Until, and with Gastelum having lost a few of his past 4 fights, Whittaker was pegged as the betting preferred.
Whittaker and Gastelum were being the coaches on TUF 28: heavyweights and they were being originally meant to meet in the principal party of UFC 234 in February 2019. However, the combat was canceled when Whittaker was forced out on struggle working day with hernia and bowel concerns. The pair never ever ended up fighting owing to Whittaker’s injury. Gastelum finished up dealing with Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 in April 2019, dropping a unanimous selection in his unsuccessful bid to seize the interim middleweight crown.
Adesanya would then go on to confront Whittaker at UFC 243 in Oct 2019, and he knocked him out to unify the middleweight crowns. Eventually, extra than two many years right after at first remaining scheduled to scrap it out, Whittaker and Gastelum will fulfill inside the Octagon.
Who is your dollars on in this combat in between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum?
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