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UFC 267 odds: Khamzat Chimaev massive betting favorite over Li Jingliang – MMA Root

UFC 267 odds: Khamzat Chimaev massive betting favorite over Li Jingliang

After more than a year on the sidelines, thanks to a debilitating case of COVID-19, undefeated welterweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev (9-0) will finally return to the Octagon against Li Jingliang (18-6) as part of the UFC. 267 pay-per-view (PPV) event on October 30 in Abu Dhabi.

And he will do so as the favorite at -400 bets.

That’s according to analysts at Draft Kings, who called Jingliang the +300 underdog. That line is surprising when you consider that “Leech,” 33, has won eight of his last 10, including last January’s knockout victory over welterweight slugger Santiago Ponzinibbio.

The bot-friendly Chimaev has certainly been impressive in his first three fights for the UFC, but “Borz” has yet to defeat anyone ranked in the Top 15. The part-time middleweight is coming off a knockout win over a veteran. . Gerald Meerschaert, his second consecutive result in the first round.

UFC 267 will be headlined by the light heavyweight title fight between champion Jan Blachowicz and challenger Glover Teixeira. Elsewhere on the card, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling puts his leash on the line against former champion Petr Yan.

For the latest undercard and lineup for UC 267, click here.