Betting odds for UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar.
After a four-week layoff, the UFC is finally back. The promotion has put together three cards in an eight-day span, with UFC Fight Island 7 kicking off the action on Saturday afternoon. Headlining the card will be a featherweight tilt between former champion Max “Blessed” Holloway and Calvin Kattar.
Holloway is riding a two-fight losing streak headed into this bout, both decision losses at the hands of current featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski. Holloway will look to keep his No. 1 contender position and get his first win in Abu Dhabi, but Kattar sits at No. 6 in the rankings for a reason. Kattar had himself a very solid 2020, winning bouts over Jeremy Stephens and Dan Ige, the first by KO and the latter via decision. A win here for either fighter could catapult them into a title shot later on in 2021.
The biggest betting favorite on the card is welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio. “Gente Boa” is currently sitting at -310, with opponent Li Jingliang coming back at +240. Ponzinibbio was originally scheduled to fight Muslim Salikhov, but Salikhov withdrew from the card due to health issues. Ponzinibbio is coming off a 26-month layoff that was filled with injuries and illnesses, while Jingliang last fought in march, dropping a decision to Neil Magny.
For those unfamiliar with betting odds, they are easiest understood by assuming each bet is $100. For example, if a bettor chooses Holloway at -160, that means a $160 bet would return $100 if he wins. On the flip side, if one were to bet Kattar at +130, a $100 bet would be needed in order to win $130 should Kattar come away victorious.
Betting odds are courtesy of Bovada. Odds listed below reflect the lines at the time of publication of this article and are subject to change.
UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar betting odds
Max Holloway (-160) vs. Calvin Kattar (+130)
Carlos Condit (-170) vs. Matt Brown (+140)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (-310) vs. Li Jingliang (+240)
Joaquin Buckley (-270) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (+210)
Punahele Soriano (+140) vs. Dusko Todorovic (-160)
Phillip Hawes (-135) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (+105)
Wu Yanan (-115) vs. Joselyne Edwards (-115)
Carlos Felipe (-200) vs. Justin Tafa (+160)
David Zawada (+210) vs. Ramazan Emeev (-270)
Sarah Moras (-230) vs. Vanessa Melo (+180)
Jacob Kilburn (+175) vs. Austin Lingo (-225)