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Israel Adesanya is one of the most dominant champions in the sport. Undefeated at 185-pounds, Adesanya rose to the top of his division quickly and has since defended the belt four times. This weekend at UFC 276, Adesanya will attempt to score a fifth ruby by denying Jared Cannonier’s bid at the belt.
Despite his long term dominance, the betting public is widely backing Cannonier. “The Killa Gorilla” enters the fight as a +310 underdog to Adesanya’s -365 favorite, and perhaps those massive odds are enticing bettors. Per OddsChecker, 79.6% of bets have been placed on Cannonier to win the fight.
“Bettors continue to wait for Adesanya to lose,” OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman explains. “He’s been favored to lose his last three middleweight fights despite having strong odds in all of them. Perhaps bettors are just attracted to the long odds that Adesanya’s opponents always have, or perhaps they just think he’s can’t just keep dominating. Whatever the case, bettors continue to back Adesanya’s opponents and Jared Cannonier is the beneficiary at UFC 276.”
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