In the aftermath of a surprising upset at UFC 293, it seems Israel Adesanya is far from being written off by the oddsmakers. Despite Sean Strickland’s shocking victory over Adesanya this past Saturday, BetOnline has opened the door to a potential rematch with Adesanya as a slight favorite.
When the odds were set, Adesanya emerged as a -120 favorite, giving him an implied probability of 54.55 percent to emerge victorious once again. In simpler terms, a $100 wager on Adesanya at these odds would result in a payout of $183.33. On the flip side, a $100 bet on Strickland at +100 odds would return $200.
Here’s a glimpse of the odds:
- Sean Strickland +100
- Israel Adesanya -120
The prospect of a rematch is still uncertain, following Strickland’s convincing five-round decision win over Adesanya. UFC President Dana White has expressed his inclination toward an immediate rematch, but there’s another contender waiting in the wings. Dricus Du Plessis, the No. 1 contender, earned his spot after defeating Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 this past July.
As we look back on the fight, Strickland entered the main event with an impressive track record of seven wins in his last nine fights. In contrast, Adesanya was aiming to secure his first title defense in his second reign as the UFC middleweight champion. During his initial reign, Adesanya successfully defended the title five consecutive times.
The stage is set for a potentially thrilling rematch that could either solidify Adesanya’s dominance or establish Strickland as a true force in the middleweight division. Keep an eye out for further developments as the MMA world eagerly awaits the verdict on this anticipated showdown.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rematch Odds
Q: What were the odds for the potential rematch between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland after UFC 293?
A: The odds for the potential rematch had Israel Adesanya as a slight favorite at -120, implying a 54.55 percent chance of victory. Betting $100 on Adesanya would yield a $183.33 payout, while a $100 bet on Strickland at +100 odds would return $200.
Q: Is the rematch between Adesanya and Strickland confirmed?
A: The rematch is still uncertain, but UFC President Dana White has expressed interest in an immediate rematch. However, Dricus Du Plessis, the No. 1 contender, is also waiting for his shot after a previous victory.
Q: How did Strickland and Adesanya perform in their last fight?
A: Strickland won convincingly with a clear-cut, five-round decision at UFC 293. Adesanya was seeking his first defense of the UFC middleweight title in his second reign.
Q: What is Adesanya’s previous record as a champion?
A: During his first reign as UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya successfully defended his title five consecutive times, establishing himself as a dominant force in the division.
More about Rematch Odds
- Israel Adesanya – UFC fighter profile for Israel Adesanya.
- Sean Strickland – UFC fighter profile for Sean Strickland.
- Dana White – UFC President Dana White’s official profile.
- Dricus Du Plessis – UFC fighter profile for Dricus Du Plessis, the No. 1 contender.
- UFC 293 – Official UFC event page for UFC 293.
- Betting Lines – BetOnline, the source of the odds mentioned in the text.