Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 284 (Rodriguez Finally Tastes UFC Gold)

Devon Platana
Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Gregory Payan

Rodriguez vs Emmett Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 284 — Co-Main Event Featherweight Bout
Yair Rodriguez (14-3, 5 KOs) vs. Josh Emmett (18-2, 6 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: RAC Arena — Perth, Australia
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Rodriguez vs Emmett Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 284 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Yair Rodriguez: (-172)
- Josh Emmett: (+134)

Method of Victory:
- Rodriguez by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Rodriguez by Points: (TBD)
- Rodriguez by Submission: (TBD)
- Emmett by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Emmett by Points: (TBD)
- Emmett by Submission: (TBD)

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Rodriguez vs Emmett Prediction

Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett are set to go head-to-head to crown an interim featherweight champion at UFC 284. For Rodriguez, this opportunity comes after a huge TKO win over Brian Ortega in his last bout, giving the former his first win in nearly three years at the time.

Meanwhile, Emmett has been one of the division's hotter fighters, rattling off five straight victories before heading to Australia. He's needed to go the distance to win each of his last three outings, most recently defeating Calvin Kattar by split decision at UFC Austin.

Although Emmett has more momentum, I'm siding with Rodriguez as the victor. For starters, Rodriguez has the physical advantage, standing five inches taller than Emmett while also having a reach that's one inch longer.

Rodriguez also registers more significant strikes (4.67) while absorbing fewer (4.12) per minute compared to Emmett (4.28 and 4.29, respectively). Having the experience of defeating tougher featherweights in the past, look for Rodriguez to become the new interim titleholder.

Winner: Yair Rodriguez

Rodriguez vs Emmett Best Bet

The moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Rodriguez outright win at -172 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 284 for more playable options.

Bet: Yair Rodriguez to Win (-172)

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