Breaking odds: Kamaru Usman clear betting favourite over Colby Covington

✅ The betting lines are now out following Colby Covington's victory this weekend, showing him as underdog against the reigning champion Kamaru Usman

This weekend at UFC on ESPN 5 Colby Covington lined up yet another victory after dominating former champ Robbie Lawler for five rounds and winning a clear cut decision. The win all but guarantees Covington a title shot against reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman – who odds makers favour.

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington betting lines

Ohmbet recently released the betting lines for the fight, showing Usman as a a clear favourite at 1.50 and Covington as underdog at 2.45. The two fighters have similar, wrestling heavy fighting styles, though Usman is seen by most as having more power.


The win over Lawler was Covington’s seventh straight victory, a win streak that includes decision wins over Rafael dos Anjos and Dong Hyun Kim. Usman, however, sits on a ten fight win streak – the longest in the division. He has yet to taste defeat in the UFC, and was most recently active at UFC 235 where he dominated Tyron Woodley for five rounds.

Betting lines for Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens

New odds were also released for the main event for UFC Mexico City on september 21st. It’s a tough fight to pick, clearly reflected in the betting lines that were released by Ohmbet, It’s more or less a pick-em fight, with Rodriguez at 1.80 and Stephens at 1.95. Rodriguez is coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Chan Sung Jung in his last outing, meanwhile Stephens has lost his two latest bouts.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for