Wednesday, December 7, 2022

UFC 281 Final Preview, Faceoffs, & Betting Odds

UFC 281 takes place tomorrow night, and MMA News is here to get you hyped with a final preview, including the pre-fight faceoffs and betting odds!

In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will look to turn in his sixth official title defense against old kickboxing rival Alex Pereira. The co-main event will feature Carla Esparza defending her strawweight title against former champion Zhang Weili. And of course, right before the title fights, fans will be treated to the “people’s main event” between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler.

In the other lightweight bout, #12-ranked Dan Hooker against the streaking Claudio Puelles. Additionally, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will have his retirement bout against Chris Gutierrez in a bantamweight bout.

Each of the above fights were predicted by three members of our expert staff. Also, our Drew Beaupré has broken down the Sleeper Scrap of the Week between Julio Arce and Montel Jackson.

And in case you missed it, you can also check out the highlights and faceoffs from the pre-fight press conference right here and a recap and replay of the UFC 281 Countdown video right here. And earlier today, the official weigh-ins took place, and you can view our full coverage of the results right here.

Finally, you can view the UFC’s fight-by-fight preview for the full UFC 281 card here and get our Jordan Wright’s betting picks and tips for the card here!

UFC 281 Final Faceoffs & Odds

Below, you can view the final faceoffs and betting odds for the entire UFC 281 lineup.

Carlos Ulberg (-128) vs. Nicolae Negumereanu (+108)

Julio Arce (+174) vs. Montel Jackson (-204)

Mike Trizano (+151) vs. Seung Woo Choi (-176)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (-114) vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez (-106)

Matt Frevola (+130) vs. Ottman Azaitar (-150)

Weillington Turman (+165) vs. Andre Petroski (-190)

Erin Blanchfield (-405) vs. Molly McCann (+305)

Ryan Spann (+180) vs. Dominick Reyes (-210)

Brad Riddell (+103) vs. Renato Moicano (-123)

Dan Hooker (-141) vs. Claudio Puelles (+121)

Frankie Edgar (+210) vs. Chris Gutierrez (-245)

Dustin Poirier (-235) vs. Michael Chandler (+200)

Zhang Weili (-330) vs. Carla Esparza (+270)

Israel Adesanya (-225) vs. Alex Pereira (+190)

Be sure to keep it locked right here on tomorrow for full coverage of the UFC 281 event!