Saturday UFC Fight Night: Early Odds Favor Woodley Over Burns

  • UFC Fight Night: Woodley Vs. Burns goes down Saturday in Las Vegas, featuring an 11-bout card.
  • In the main event, Tyron Woodley is the favorite, seeing -185 odds against Gilbert Burns at +150.

LAS VEGAS – The UFC schedule continues Saturday with the action-packed card of UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns.

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is making his return to the Octagon after more than a year away from the sport to take on the young but promising Gilbert Burns.

Early odds are giving Woodley the advantage even after his long time away from the sport, putting him at -185 odds to take down Burns.

Burns is sitting at +150 to complete the upset, showing that US online sportsbooks are giving him a fighting chance.

Woodley posts a career record of 19-4-1, and at age 38 has had a winding road throughout his long MMA career.

His most notorious moment was a high profile criticism of his performance in a title bout by UFC President Dana White in 2017. White was upset with Woodley after he defended his title in a fight where he broke the record for the least amount of punches ever thrown in a five-round title fight.

However, when Woodley is at the top of his game, he is one of the strongest fighters the welterweight division has ever known.

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Woodley is certainly looking to prove he has more gas in the tank on Saturday.

Burns, on the other hand, is a much more spry and technical fighter, preferring to take things on the mat and implement his Jiu-Jitsu background.

At age 33, he holds a record of 18-3 and is looking to up his position in the welterweight standings with a big win.

In the co-main event, Augusto Sakai will take on Blagoy Ivanov in a giant heavyweight matchup.

Both fighters are prospects trying to prove themselves in UFC, and oddsmakers see them as relatively evenly matched, with Sakai given the slight edge at -115, to Ivanov’s -105.

As the quarantine continues to prevent the sports world from returning to normal, UFC bettors have plenty of action to keep them busy.