UFC Betting Lines – Charles Oliveira Opens As Betting Favorite Against Justin Gaethje

    ByRoss Markey

    Dec 13, 2021

    Off the back of his first successful UFC lightweight title knockback at UFC 269 on Saturday, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira has opened as the betting favorite for a potential title clash against former interim champion, Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje.

    Oliveira, who headlined UFC 269 – the promotion’s final flagship event of this annum, managed to scale the back of former interim titleholder, Dustin Poirier in the third round of their main event clash, before locking up a slick standing rear-naked choke.

    The victory came as the promotion’s most prolific submission artist and finisher of all time’s tenth consecutive win, following his vacant title coronation against Michael Chandler back in May at UFC 262.

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    Prior to Saturday’s headliner, UFC president, Dana White confirmed that the above mentioned, Gaethje had earned his title challenge opposite either Oliveira or Poirier following his impressive unanimous judging triumph against Chandler at last month’s UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden.

    Per SportsBetting_ag – Oliveira is currently sitting as a betting favorite over Gaethje, coming in at -190 at the time of publication, while ONX Labs mainstay, Gaethje sits as an underdog at +165.

    Ahead of his UFC 256 co-headliner with former interim gold holder, Tony Ferguson last year, the Brazilian started as a betting underdog before the line eventually landed at a pick ‘em, while he both entered and sat as a betting underdog against Poirier for Saturday’s main event victory.

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    For Gaethje, the former interim gold holder sat as a betting favorite for last month’s unanimous decision win over Chandler but sat as an underdog for pairings with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Edson Barboza, in between his first round knockout win over Donald Cerrone.

    Gaethje has ended as the betting underdog in four of his eight UFC outings, while Oliveira, the promotional staple has sat as an underdog in 10 of his Octagon walks.