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UFC 253 Betting Odds and Fight Previews

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Fight Island is back with a bang as the octagon will travel to Abu Dhabi once again when the UFC presents a loaded card with two world titles on the line at UFC 253. BetPhoenix is the best place bet on MMA events. Get the best UFC betting odds and UFC betting bonuses right here at BetPhoenix. Open your account now to place your bets on the UFC 253 event.

The event will be broadcasted in ESPN+, with the Prelims starting at 5:00 p.m CST and the main card scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m CST.

UFC 253 Odds and Main Card Fight Previews

The main card has some great names stepping into the octagon, so there are tempting bets all over the place as soon as it starts. We got you covered. This is our preview for all main card bouts.

Hakeem Dawodu (-110) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (-120) - Featherweight (145 lbs)

Muay Thai specialist Dawodu has a record of 4-1 inside the UFC and is in a four-fight win streak inside the featherweight division, looking to enter the top 15 in a stacked division.

Tukhugov was part of the post-fight shenanigans between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, so yeah, he is a wild man. He is 4-1-1 in the UFC and needs a second win in a row to aim for that ranked spot as well.

Tukhugov's freestyle fighting can come very handy if the stand-up game doesn't work early in the fight. He can switch and control with his sambo skills.

Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks - Bantamweight (135 lbs)

No UFC betting odds are available yet at the time of writing this article due to Eubanks coming in one week's notice to face Vieira. Eubanks is 6-4, but her resume is weird. Eubanks is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but has never won a fight via submission. She has two KOs, and four decision wins.

Vieira is a very well-rounded fighter but just lost her undefeated streak against Irene Aldana, where she was knocked out. Now, Vieira wants to go back to winning ways. It is an exciting matchup because even though Eubanks doesn't use it much, she is a black belt, while Vieira has four of her victories via submission.

Kai Kara France (-234) vs. Brandon Royval (+184) - Flyweight (125 lbs)

Two top 10 contenders in the resurging flyweight division face as #7 Kai Kara France is only 27 years old but has 30 fights in his resume. France is 21-8 with nine KOs but is yet to finish someone in the UFC, where he boasts a 4-1 record.

Royval is the #10 ranked flyweight, is 11-4, and has one fight under the UFC banner where he submitted former title contender Tim Elliott and saw him win performance of the night bonus. He is a Muay Thai specialist but can go to the ground and has incredible cardio. This one should be a very fun fight.

Dominic Reyes (-275) vs. Jan Blachowicz (+215) - Light Heavyweight Championship Bout (205 lbs)

For the first time in what it seems like forever, there will be another name attached to the 205 gold other than Jon Jones. Dominic Reyes (12-1) was undefeated until getting beat in a very controversial decision against Jones, precisely.

Reyes has a devastating left cross that inflicts huge damage. Reyes also has a good pedigree defeating former champions and title contenders like Chris Weidman, Ovince Saint Preux, and Volkan Oezdemir. His kickboxing is prolific, and has an incredible takedown defense as well, as shown in the Jones fight.

Reyes may feel this is his first title defense rather than a fight for a vacant title, but this is his chance to hear his name alongside the words "and new!" coming out of Bruce Buffer's voice.

Jan Blachowicz is the rightful fighter to be in a vacant title bout. Blachowicz has been on a tear, winning his last three and seven out of the last eight fights. The Polish has power for days knocking Corey Anderson and Luke Rockhold out cold with devastating hooks.

This is an exciting fight because these two can trade blows at a very high level, but Blachowicz is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, while Reyes' takedown defense is on a league of his own. One thing is for sure; a new king will be crowned in the light heavyweight division.

Israel Adesanya (-170) vs. Paulo Costa (+140) -Middleweight Championship Bout (185 lbs)

Talk about highly-anticipated fights. The bout for the 185 pounds gold has everything you want in a PPV main event. Two undefeated fighters with amazing fight styles that are a match made in heaven, high animosity between both fighters, and bragging rights on the line. Let me be clear; this is a fight of the year contender.

Costa is 13-0, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but we all know this fight will not be on the mat. Costa has 11 KOs to his name, he likes to go forward, and every shot he takes is with evil intentions. They don't call him "Eraser" for nothing, Costa is as dangerous as any fighter on the planet right now.

Adesanya is also undefeated, with a record of 19-0 with 14 wins via KO. A freestyle fighter, but with vast experience in kickboxing, the "Last Stylebender" is as precise of a striker as you'll find. Per his own words, "everyone has power, I have precision." You don't want Adesanya to find his pace because he will punish you with counter combos.

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