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UFC odds: Francis Ngannou favored to beat Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones, finish 2021 as heavyweight champion

UFC 218: Overeem v Ngannou
7DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Francis Ngannou of France celebrates his victory over Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands during UFC 218 at Little Ceasars Arena on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Who will finish 2021 as UFC champion?

Francis Ngannou is expected to rematch Stipe Miocic for the 265-pound title in March. If “The Predator” manages to avenge his 2018 loss to the Cleveland firefighter, then a potential heavyweight super fight against Jon Jones awaits him at some point later in the year.

Sounds like the bookies at BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag) are liking his chances.

In addition to the heavyweight division, betting lines were released for every UFC weight class. Israel Adesanya is favored to retain his middleweight strap before moving up to light heavyweight and smashing current 205-pound titleholder Jan Blachowicz.

Have a look:

Heavyweight Champion at the End of 2021

Francis Ngannou: 3/2
Stipe Miocic: 5/2
Jon Jones: 5/1
Ciryl Gane: 6/1
Curtis Blaydes: 9/1
Jairzhino Rozenstruik: 10/1
Derrick Lewis: 16/1
Allistair Overeem: 20/1

Bantamweight Champion at the End of 2021

Petr Yan: 3/1
Aljamain Sterling: 7/2
TJ Dillashaw: 9/2
Cory Sandhagen: 13/2
Rob Font: 15/2
Cody Garbrandt: 9/1
Henry Cejudo: 9/1
Frankie Edgar: 10/1
Pedro Munhoz: 12/1
Deiveson Figueiredo: 14/1
Dominick Cruz: 14/1
Jimmie Rivera: 16/1
Merab Dvalishvili: 20/1

Featherweight Champion at the End of 2021

Alexander Volkanovski: 3/2
Max Holloway: 11/4
Brian Ortega: 4/1
Calvin Kattar: 6/1
Zabit Magomedsharipov: 7/1
Yair Rodriguez: 9/1
Chan Sun Jung: 10/1
Jeremy Stephens: 14/1
Josh Emmett: 16/1
Sodiq Yussuff: 20/1

Flyweight Champion at the End of 2021

Deiveson Figueiredo: 4/5
Brandon Moreno: 7/2
Cody Garbrandt: 9/2
Askar Askarov: 6/1
Alexandre Pantoja: 8/1
Manel Kape: 9/1
Alex Perez: 10/1
Brandon Royval: 10/1
David Dvorak: 16/1
Joe Benavidez: 16/1
Raulian Paiva: 16/1
Tim Elliott: 20/1

Light Heavyweight Champion at the end of 2021

Israel Adesanya: 7/4
Jon Jones: 3/1
Jan Blachwicz: 4/1
Glover Teixeira: 6/1
Aleksander Rakic: 13/2
Dominic Reyes: 9/1
Jiri Prochazka: 14/1
Thiago Santos: 20/1

Middleweight Champion at the end of 2021

Israel Adesanya: 2/3
Robert Whittaker: 7/2
Marvin Vettori: 6/1
Jared Cannonier: 9/1
Darren Till: 10/1
Paulo Costa: 12/1
Derek Brunson: 14/1
Khamzat Chimaev: 16/1
Kevin Holland: 20/1

Welterweight Champion at the end of 2021

Kamaru Usman: 1/1
Colby Covington: 3/1
Gilbert Burns: 11/2
Khamzat Chimaev: 13/2
Leon Edwards: 8/1
Jorge Masvidal: 9/1
Stephen Thompson: 10/1
Conor McGregor: 16/1

Women’s Bantamweight Champion at the End of 2021

Amanda Nunes: 1/4
Holly Holm: 7/1
Aspen Ladd: 8/1
Germaine de Randamie: 9/1
Ketlen Vieira: 10/1
Irene Aldana: 12/1
Raquel Pennington: 14/1
Julianna Pena: 20/1

Women’s Featherweight Champion at the End of 2021

Amanda Nunes: 1/15
Megan Anderson: 8/1
Felicia Spencer: 10/1
Norma Dumont: 16/1

Women’s Flywweight Champion at the End of 2021

Valentina Shevchenko: 1/4
Jessica Andrade: 11/2
Cynthia Calvillo: 9/1
Lauren Murphy: 10/1
Katlyn Chookagian: 12/1
Joanne Caderwood: 14/1
Vivianne Araujo: 16/1
Maycee Barber:20/1

Women’s Strawweight Champion at the End of 2021

Weili Zhang: 1/1
Rose Namajunas: 3/1
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 4/1
Tatiana Suarez: 6/1
Carla Esparza: 8/1
Yan Xiaonan: 8/1
Amanda Ribas: 9/1
Marina Rodriguez: 10/1
Nina Ansaroff: 10/1
Mackenzie Dern: 14/1
Claudia Gadelha: 20/1

Not too many surprises here outside of Gilbert Burns, who is expected to earn the next crack at reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Perhaps Zabit Magomedsharipov was a little lower down the list as well, but that just means more money for the betting faithful.