Israel Adesanya v Yoel Romero Betting Odds Preview – March 8, 2020

Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya

Lots of people were surprised when it was announced that Israel Adesanya’s first title defence fight was going to come as early as March and that it would be against Yoel Romero. But that’s exactly what happened and the middleweight title bout is scheduled to take place on March 8 as the main event of UFC 248.

Israel Adesanya or as he is affectionately known, Stylebender, was scheduled to fight his number one contender for the title, the Brazilian Paulo Costa. However, Costa was forced to undergo a surgery on his torn bicep and will not be fit until June or July 2020 at the earliest.

This meant that Adesanya had the choice to wait until the summer or go against someone like Yoel Romero. He decided to go for the later and that surprised quite a few people. UFC ‘s Dana White is not one of those people though, as he says that he always expected that a champion such as Israel wouldn’t be in the mood for waiting. What’s more, he commends the middleweight champion for choosing an opponent as nasty as Romero to put his title on the line against.

Bookmakers always relish unplanned fights such as this one as they promise to turn into the type of fight night which is remembered for years to come. As a result, they offer their UFC betting enthusiasts quite enticing odds both for the defending champion and for the challenger.

Event Date: March 8, 2020


betwayBetway is a bookmaker which specializes in offering a top notch sports betting offer. A testament to this is their partnership and affiliation with a lot of world renowned teams. Betway is the official principal sponsor of football clubs such as West Ham United, CD Leganes, Levante UD, Deportivo Alaves and is also the main sponsor of Esports teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and PSG Esports.

This strong affiliation with the world of sport means that they are able to hear what the punters want and to duly deliver. This is especially true when UFC events are concerned and is no more evident than in the odds Betway offers for the Adesanya versus Romero fight.

Betway’s favourite to win the championship fight is Israel Adesanya and as such he is given lower odds of 2/5. In contrast, Yoel Romero is looked less favourably by the bookmaker and is given higher odds of 15/8.

Adesanya’s MMA record speaks for itself and the Nigerian is undefeated in all of his 18 MMA matches so far. This makes him the strongest of contenders to stay in possession of the UFC middleweight championship title and Romero will find it hard to change this.


unibetUnibet is one of the best places to take your UFC bet to if it is safety that you are looking for. The renowned sports betting operator offers its clients the chance to take on more riskier bets by giving them the cushion of a money back offer up to £25.

For the Adesanya vs Romero fight Unibet offers some of the best fight odds out there. They give Adesanya the favourite’s tag and give him odds of 11/25. Romero is considered as something of an outsider and is given much higher odds of 7/4.

Romero’s odds are not surprising when you consider the fact that his form has been quite checkered for the past few years and he has only won one of the four bouts he participated in since the start of 2017. That’s why punters will be well advised to steer clear from the Cuban fighter and place all of their eggs in the Adesanya basket.

Royal Panda

royal pandaRoyal Panda is building quite a name for itself when it comes to offering punters some top quality UFC betting odds and markets. The sports betting operator regularly comes out with competitive odds for enticing UFC bouts and one of the most interesting fights which are going to take place this year is the Adesanya versus Romero fight.

The odds which Royal Panda gives to the two fighters paint a clear picture of which fighter is expected to win and which is expected to go home empty handed. It is Royal Panda’s belief that the winner of this fight will be Israel Adesanya and as a result they give the Nigerian fighter low, but competitive odds of 11/25.

Yoel Romero is not one to shy away from a dirty fight and he will never consider himself to be the underdog, but if you ask Royal Panda, that’s exactly what they consider him to be. He is given odds of 9/5 to win here and at those odds you really can’t look past Adesanya winning this fight and defending his title.