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UFC 276 Betting Splits – See How the Public Is Betting Adesanya vs Cannonier

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Mixed Martial Arts News

Jul 2, 2022 · 5:29 AM PDT

UFC 276 Betting Splits
Feb 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; Israel Adesanya (red gloves) fights Robert Whittaker (blue gloves) during UFC 271 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
  • The public is solidly backing middleweight champ Israel Adesanya over challenger Jared Cannonier in their title bout Saturday, July 2 at UFC 276
  • Adesanya is drawing 90% of bets and 89% of handle
  • Analysis of the public betting trends on the UFC 276 main event are assessed in the following story

Israel Adesanya may be known as The Last Stylebender but he’s first-rate when it comes to UFC betting. And those who wager on the UFC recognize game.

The Nigerian fighter is about as sure a thing as you’ll find in the wild west that is mixed martial arts. Since claiming the UFC world middleweight title in 2019, he’s successfully defended the belt five times.

As he readies to face challenger Jared Cannonier in the main event at UFC 276, In the UFC 276 odds, Adesanya is the overwhelming -400 odds-on chalk to still be wearing the belt when the fighting’s done. The public is equally certain of that outcome. Adesanya is drawing 90% of handle and 89% of bets in the UFC public splits.

UFC 276 Betting Splits

Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Jessica Rose-Clark -150 85% 83%
Julija Stoliarenko +130 15% 17%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Jessica Eye +240 13% 12%
Maycee Barber -285 87% 88%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Uriah Hall +265 11% 30%
Andre Muniz -320 89% 70%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Dricus Du Plessis -150 92% 78%
Brad Tavares +130 8% 22%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Ian Garry -175 86% 88%
Gabriel Green +150 14% 12%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Jim Miller -190 48% 69%
Donald Cerrone +160 52% 31%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Brad Riddell +130 37% 29%
Jalin Turner -150 63% 71%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Pedro Munhoz +255 7% 8%
Sean O’Malley -305 93% 50%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle & Bet Count %
Robbie Lawler -130 55% 60%
Bryan Barberena +110 45% 40%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Sean Strickland -120 62% 50%
Alex Pereira +100 38% 50%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Alex Volkanovski -200 70% 65%
Max Holloway +170 30% 35%
Fighter Odds Betting Handle % Bet Count %
Israel Adesanya -475 89% 90%
Jared Cannonier +380 11% 10%

Odds as of July 2nd at DraftKings Sportsbook. See this list of DraftKings Sportsbook promos before wagering.


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UFC 276 is slated for Saturday, July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The preliminary card gets underway at 6:10pm ET, with the main card slated for a 10pm ET start. Catch all the main event fights on ESPN+. Preliminary action is being broadcast by ABC.

At favorite’s odds of -475 Adesanya is given an implied probability of victory in the bout of 82.61%. A successful $10 wager on the Nigerian champion will return just $12.10. On the other hand, at +380 Cannonier’s IP of victory is 20.83%. Place a 10 spot on him and if the challenger earns the belt, that will pay out at $48.00.

Public Loving Adesanya Over Cannonier

There isn’t a fighter on the 12-bout UFC 276 card who’s drawing a higher percentage of bet count than the 90% backing Adesanya against Cannonier. Just two fighters – Sean O’Malley (93%) and Dricus Du Plessis (92%) – are getting a higher rate of handle percentage.

Although he’s considered to be among the finest strikers in all of UFC, Adesanya isn’t showing a plethora of knockouts on his fight card. Only two of his six middleweight title bouts have ended by stoppage. In fact, just three of his past 11 bouts finished via knockout. No wonder then that Adesanya by decision prop is at a betting line of +125.

On the other hand, the aptly-named Cannonier has brought four of his last fights to a close via knockout. It was a emphatic second-round stoppage of Derek Brunson that earned Cannonier his title shot. Nicknamed The Killa Gorilla, Cannonier is consered to possess one of the most powerful knockout punches in MMA. His problem will be getting a power shot in on the elusive Adesanya. The best in the business have tried and failed to achieve this accomplishment. Bettors can access +600 odds on Cannonier by knockout or TKO.

Some Interesting UFC 276 Public Splits

Veteran Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone is a popular UFC competitor and that’s showing in the betting action on his fight with Jim Miller. A +160 underdog, Cerrone is garnering 52% of the action on the fight in terms of handle. That seems a bit of a stretch, considering the Cowboy appears headed for the last roundup. He’s 0-5-1 in his past six bouts.

Cerrone did KO Miller with a leg kick when they previously met but that was in 2014. This time around, the betting action is heavily backing Miller at 69%.

Uriah Hall, 37, is another veteran UFC campaigner who’s getting some unlikely love. There’s 30% of the bet count on him even though he’s a -265 underdog against Andre Muniz. Muniz, though, is grabbing 89% of the handle.


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