First Look at UFC 223 - UFC Odds

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

By Tom Wilkinson
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Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed as more than a 2-1 favorite against Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on Saturday, April 7 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. That is not the only headliner on the card, as Joanna Jedrzejczyk is favored against Rose Namajunas. Nurmagomedov comes into this fight unbeaten at 25-0, while Ferguson is 23-3. Jedrzejczyk is listed as a -165 favorite against Namajunas. Let’s take a first look at UFC 223 with a focus on Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov, Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk and Michael Chiesea vs. Anthony Pettis.

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Nurmagomedov -250 vs. Ferguson

This will be for the UFC lightweight championship. Nurmagomedov is 25-0 in his career, including a 9-0 in the UFC. Of his nine UFC bouts, he has five wins by unanimous decision, two wins by submission, and two wins by TKO/KO. He has been a pro since 2008 and has eight wins by TKO/KO and eight wins by submission. Ferguson is 23-3 in his career, including 13-1 in the UFC. He has been a pro since 2008 and has nine wins by submission and nine wins by TKO/KO.

Jedrzejczyk -165 vs. Namajunas

Jedrzejczyk is 14-1 in her career, including a 8-1 in the UFC and she is the former women’s strawweight champion. Her one UFC fight loss was against Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 of November 2017. Namajunas is 7-3 in her career, including 5-2 in the UFC and she is the current strawweight champion. Jedrzejczyk said this to Polsat Sport about the upcoming fight: “The preparations took place very often, but I am very focused. I devote every free moment to regeneration, proper nutrition and training. I know that in sports, I win and lose, and I know that my last fight did not go my way, because people from my team failed me.”

Pettis -120 vs. Chiesea

Pettis is 20-7 in his career, including a 7-6 in the UFC. Pettis is listed as a slight favorite over Chiesea which is surprising considering Pettis has lost five of his last seven UFC fights. He has been a pro since 2007 and has seven wins by TKO/KO and nine by submission. Chiesea is 14-3 in his career, including a 7-3 in the UFC. Chiesea told MMAjunkie Radio this about his upcoming fight against Pettis: “It’s the type of matchup I was looking for,” Chiesa said. “I want my name to get right back in the mix. A series of unfortunate events led to my last fight coming up short against Kevin. He went on to fight for the title, and that was a gut bump in itself when I read the headlines. But a win over Anthony Pettis gets me right back in the mix with those guys. You saw what (Dustin) Poirier did when he went out there and beat him, so I’ve got to do the same thing, but do it better. It’s just a perfect matchup for me. (He’s a) tough guy.”

UFC 223 takes place on Saturday, April 7 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. The feature bout has Tony Ferguson taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov, while the co-main event has Rose Namajunas taking on Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Both of these fights will be part of the pay-per-view portion of the main card.

UFC 223

Lightweight – Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Women’s Strawweight – Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Featherweight - Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano

Lightweight- Michael Chiesea vs. Anthony Pettis

Lightweight – Al laquinta vs. Paul Felder

Women’s Strawweight – Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig

Flyweight – Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno

Lightweight – Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher

Women’s Flyweight – Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Featherweight – Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov

Lightweight – Evan Dunham vs. Mairbek Taisumov

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