UFC 237 Fight Night Betting and Odds Preview – May 12, 2019
The UFC 237 event is scheduled to take place on May 12, 2019 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card features some mouth-watering bouts, but no doubt the most interesting fight will be the Namajunas vs Andrade duel.
In addition to the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship match-up between the champion Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade, a duel which will headline the card, the fights between Jose Aldo vs Alex Volkanovski and even Anderson Silva vs Jared Cannonier also caused quite a positive stir among the UFC community upon their announcement.
Rose Namajunas won the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship against Joanna Jędrzejczyk, and then defended the title against the same opponent, but against Jessica Andrade she will have a different type of fight and will take the role of the underdog even though she is the defending champion.
Bookmakers rank the UFC 237 event as one of the hottest events this May and they have come out with some appealing odds for the fights in the main card. So far most betting operators have only offered odds for the fights between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade and Jose Aldo vs Alex Volkanovski. The Anderson Silva vs Jared Cannonier also features in specialized UFC betting establishments, but is trickier to find.
Fun88 is one of the most reputable betting operators around and is a perfect place for your UFC bet, especially if this is your first betting experience with the betting provider. For all of its new clients Fun88 has an enticing welcome offer which promises a 100% matched bonus up to £28 on a player’s initial deposit.
If you are after slightly higher Rose Namajunas odds, Fun88 might be the perfect place for you. The betting operator offers the Strawweight champion odds of 21/20. At those odds you can make quite the profit if you back Namajunas to defend her title once again.
Jessica Andrade on the other hand, is in the role of the favourite with Fun88 and the bookmaker offers lower odds of 20/29 for the Brazilian mixed martial artist.
In the second fight for which Fun88 provides odds, Jose Aldo is the favourite against Alex Volkanovski and is given odds of 2/3. The Macedonian from New South Wales will have an uphill struggle to defeat Aldo on his home soil and as a result is given odds of 21/20.
Betway is another popular choice with punters who wish to wager on the UFC and can be the perfect place for your next UFC bet. This is especially true if you are looking for rising Rose Namajunas fight night odds. For some reason or another Betway feels that Jessica Andrade is becoming a stronger favourite with each passing day and as a result they offer rising odds for the defending champion.
Namajunas is priced at 23/20 and as such is the underdog according to Betway. The Maltese betting operator feels that Jessica Andrade has a much better chance to triumph here and as a result they try to protect themselves by offering lower odds of 4/6 for the Strawweight Championship challenger.
In the other fight for which Betway offers odds, the former UFC Featherweight Championship title-holder, Jose Aldo, will try to outwit Alexander Volkanovski. Betway feels that Aldo should win the fight when everything is said and done and they give him odds of 4/6.
Volkanovski has only had one defeat in his professional career so far and has managed to win nineteen times. This might serve as enough of a recommendation to back him, especially considering that he has odds of 6/5.
Bet365 is one of the most renowned betting operators in the world today and have achieved this through offering enticing bonuses and high odds. Their Rose Namajunas MMA betting odds are a testament to this and at 6/5 they are some of the highest odds that you can find for the American fighter.
Her opponent in the headlining match of the main card, Jessica Andrade is given lower odds of 7/10 and this is because the people at Bet365 feel that the Brazilian finally has the chance to win that much coveted Strawweight title.
Her first attempt at winning the championship was her loss by decision to Jędrzejczyk, but this time the conditions are quite different. She will hope to build on her knockout victory against Karolina Kowalkiewicz in her last match.
Jose Aldo lost the UFC Featherweight Championship to Max Holloway in 2017 and then lost again against Holloway when he challenged him for the same title. Since then he has notched two convincing Round 1 and Round 2 knockout victories and he will hope to make it three-in-row against Volkanovski. His Bet365 odds are 8/11 and are significantly higher than his opponents’ odds of 11/10.
Rose Namjunas will face an uphill struggle to defend her title as far as the people at Unibet are concerned. She is given odds of 23/20 and those odds compared to Jessica Andrade’s odds of 4/6 clearly signal that the end of the road for the current champion in the division might be near.
Andrade convincingly defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz and won by decision against Tecia Torres and Claudia Gadelha and has a professional record of 19-6. This is indicative of a fighter who is unbeatable on her day, but also of a fighter who is prone to fluctuations in performances. This is where Namajunas is looking for a chance to win against an otherwise superior athlete.
Alex Volkanovski is the definite underdog in the other bout that Unibet offers for this card and is given odds of 21/20 to spring a surprise against the much more experienced Jose Aldo. The Brazilian has had 32 professional fights compared to Volkanovski’s 20 and that is enough of a reason for Unibet to make him their favourite and give him odds of 7/10.
Sports Interaction is a betting operator which specializes in offering UFC betting. They don’t advertise themselves by offering their players enticing bonuses and promotions, but if there is a UFC fight out there and other bookmakers are not offering odds for it, you should check Sports Interaction before you give up searching.
This is evident here as well. Sports Interaction offers odds for both the Namajunas and Aldo fights, but also offers its punters the chance to bet on the Anderson Silva versus Jared Cannonier fight, something that only they do.
Cannonier is the favourite as far as Sports Interaction are concerned and they give him odds of 5/9. Backing Anderson Silva will bring you higher winnings, but he comes with lower chances of victory and is given odds of 7/5.
For the other two fights the favourites are Jessica Andrade and Jose Aldo according to Sports Interaction. Andrade is given odds of 20/31 in the fight against Rose Namajunas (6/5), while Aldo is given odds of 20/27 against the relatively unknown Alexander Volkanovski who comes into the fight with odds of 11/10.