- Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.
Two titles plus a first-ever five-round, non-title fight, all on one card. If you’re on the East Coast, bring coffee.
Both incumbent champs are granting rematches and will enter the cage as roughly 2-1 favorites. The prior history of close fights has nudged Deiveson Figueiredo’s challenger, Brandon Moreno, to be less of an underdog in the rematch, while Marvin Vettori will challenge Israel Adesanya as a similarly-sized ‘dog. Does either have a chance? We think so.
Early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, prelims are at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, and the main card begins at 10 p.m. ET on PPV.
Odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.
Middleweight title fight: Israel Adesanya (-260) vs. Marvin Vettori (+210)
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