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Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Opening Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook Reveal Favorite for UFC 266 Title Bout

Larry Rupp
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. / Handout/Getty Images

Alexander Volkanovski will take on Brian Ortega in a highly anticipated UFC 266 featherweight title matchup on Saturday, September 25. It will all go down at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Fans are excited about the bout given it was originally slated to happen in March, but was cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. All eyes are waiting to see if it can live up to the hype.

FanDuel Sportsbook has posted opening odds for the fight.

Volkanovski vs Ortega Odds

Alexander Volkanovski has opened as a -184 favorite, while Brian Ortega is a +154 underdog.

Volkanovski is back to being 100% healthy and seems ready to defend his title for the second time. His first title defense came in a controversial split decision against Max Holloway, who Volkanovski has now defeated in back-to-back fights. Overall, the 32-year-old warrior owns a 22-1-0 with 11 knockouts and 3 submissions.

On the other side, Ortega is set to have his second go at capturing a championship belt after being dismantled by Holloway in his first title shot.

He rebounded well after suffering the first loss of his professional career by defeating Chan Sung Jung via KO/TKO in October of 2020. The fighter known as "T-City" is now 15-1-0 in his career with 3 knockouts and 7 submissions.

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