UFC 296 goes down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, and top online sportsbooks have released prop bet odds for every fight on the card. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards is the favorite to win at odds of . Colby Covington is the slight underdog at in the fight.
Below, we’ll look at more UFC 296 prop bet odds for the main card of Saturday’s pay-per-view event.
UFC 296 main event prop bet odds
The headliner of Saturday’s UFC 296 event pits 170-pound champion Leon Edwards against challenger Colby Covington. Of 21 career wins for Edwards, 11 have been via decision. Five of his last six wins have all come on the scorecards, with the lone exception a head kick knockout in the last round of a title fight he was on his way to losing.
Covington has also relied on the judges for most of his career, with six of his last seven wins coming via decision. The only exception there was an injury TKO. Prior to that, Covington hadn’t finished a fight since 2016.
Method of victory props
UFC 296 co-main event prop bet odds
Saturday’s co-main event is a men’s flyweight title bout between champion Alexandre Pantoja and challenger Brandon Royval. Pantoja won via second-round submission the last time they fought, in 2021. Pantoja is a submissions specialist who owes 10 of his 26 victories to tapouts, including two of his last three. Royval has a high rate of finishes for a 125-pounder, with eight of his last nine bouts ending inside the distance.
Method of victory props
UFC 296 main card prop bet odds
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson
Rakhmonov is undefeated in 17 fights and has never been to a decision in his pro career. For some time now he’s seemed well ahead of the field and ready for a higher caliber of opponent. In his prime, Thompson would have certainly been that. He’s still very good, and his karate style makes him a tricky stylistic test for many fighters, but his weaknesses line up almost perfectly with Rakhmonov’s strengths.
Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
The question in this fight is whether Ferguson is so far over the hill that he won’t be able to take advantage of some of the very obvious holes in Pimblett’s game. It’s a tough question to answer, since Ferguson hasn’t won a fight in over four years and has taken a lot of potentially career-shortening damage in the intervening years. Then again, Pimblett’s striking looked awful in his last fight, and that one wasn’t even against a particularly tough opponent.
Josh Emmett vs. Bryce Mitchell
Emmett is very much a Team Alpha Male in the sense that he’s a hard-nosed wrestler who’s gradually become a capable, though not exactly expert, striker. Mitchell is a submissions specialist who has lately had to depend on his ability to control opponents and win rounds as he climbs higher in the division and the opponents get better. Emmett has at times left some openings for submissions in his zeal for takedowns. His wrestling chops could make it tough for Mitchell to turn it into a grappling match without Emmett’s tacit approval.
How to watch UFC 296
- Early prelims — 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+
- Prelims — 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN+
- Main card — 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ pay-per-view