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UFC 290: Volkanovski ready for toughest fight yet against Yair Rodriguez

Alexander Volkanovski

The UFC 290 is set to be a marquee event, and anticipation is peaking with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski gearing up for the most formidable fight of his career against Yair Rodriguez. This showdown has also sparked excitement among the top spoertsbooks, with odds swinging in favorr of the current titleholder.

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According to recent odds from top UFC betting sites, Volkanovski is entering the bout as the -476.19 favorite. His successful title defenses and consistently strong performances have led oddsmakers to lean towards his retaining the featherweight title.

However, the unpredictable nature of Rodriguez’s fighting style has kept the odds interesting. The Mexican fighter’s unpredictability, combined with his demonstrated skill both in striking and on the mat, ensure that he can’t be discounted.

Volkanovski, recognising the unique challenges Rodriguez presents, has enlisted the expertise of Carl van Roon, an 11-time Taekwondo world champion, for his training camp. This strategic move by Volkanovski underlines the importance of this fight in his career, and it has been factored into the odds set by Bovada.

Given Rodriguez’s dynamic fighting style and Volkanovski’s diligent preparation, the sportsbooks have seen a surge in wagers. While Volkanovski is the favorite, Rodriguez’s potential for an upset has attracted plenty of attention from those willing to take a gamble on the underdog paying +330.

The impending UFC 290 promises to be a defining moment in both fighters’ careers. As the fight night approaches, odds may shift, reflecting the fluid and unpredictable nature of the sport. UFC betting sites will no doubt continue to analyse every factor leading up to this monumental bout, offering fans an exciting additional layer to this eagerly anticipated match-up.

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