UFC 300 Odds: Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill opening betting lines


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UFC 300 Odds: Alex Pereira Opens As Slight Favorite Over Jamahal Hill

UFC 300 is set for April 13, and it finally has a main event. UFC light heavyweight champ Alex Pereira will make his first title defense against former champ Jamahal Hill in the UFC 300 headliner. Pereira opened as a slight favorite at , while Hill is currently at as he returns from injury.

Below, we’ll look at the current fight card and betting odds for UFC 300. The lineup is still changing, and we can expect to see it add more fights soon. You can also check out other UFC betting odds and UFC prop bets.

UFC 300 main event odds

Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill

Pereira (9-2) is coming off a commanding TKO win over Jiri Prochazka in November to claim the 205-pound title, giving him his second UFC championship across two weight classes. His grappling is still a bit of a question after a lackluster decision win over Jan Blachowicz in his light heavyweight debut, but his striking power seems to have translated well in the move up to 205 pounds.

Hill (12-1) had to relinquish the title without ever defending it after a ruptured Achilles tendon sidelined him. Hill hasn’t fought since beating Pereira’s longtime coach Glover Teixeira over a year ago. He won three straight fights with TKO stoppages due to strikes prior to that decision win over Teixeira. Hill is similar to Pereira in many ways, as both are tall, lanky fighters who prefer to stand and strike. Neither has ever won a fight via submission, and both owe most of their victories to stoppages from strikes.

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Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

Harrison (16-1) just signed with the UFC after spending most of her professional career up to this point fighting in the PFL promotion, where she won multiple tournament titles. Harrison won two Olympic gold medals in judo before transitioning to MMA in 2018, and judo still forms the base of her overall game as a fighter. She’ll make her UFC debut at UFC 300, and she’ll do so at the 135-pound division. Previously, Harrison has mostly fought at 155 pounds, so this represents a major drop in weight. Whether she’ll be able to make that drop without letting the big weight cut negatively affect her performance remains to be seen.

Holm (15-6, 1 NC) is a former UFC women’s 135-pound champion, and prior to that she won several titles as a professional boxer. At 42, she’s nearly a decade older than Harrison, and her many years in the fight game seem to be finally catching up to her. Holm’s last fight was a submission loss to recent title challenger Mayra Bueno Silva, though it changed to a no-contest after Silva came up positive for a banned stimulant during a drug test. Holm has rounded out her game with solid wrestling and has wins over current UFC 135-pound champ Raquel Pennington, as well as former UFC champ Ronda Rousey.

Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway

Gaethje (25-4) is coming off a big knockout win over Dustin Poirier last summer, a victory that earned him the ceremonial “BMF” title in the UFC. That largely symbolic belt will go up for grabs here, as Gaethje tries to extend a two-fight winning streak that he hopes may earn him another UFC 155-pound title shot. Gaethje’s one-punch power is well-established at this point, but his overall game has also become more strategic and less reckless in recent years.

Holloway (25-7) is taking another stab at moving up in weight after a long tenure as one of the UFC’s best 145-pounders. Holloway held the UFC featherweight title for three years, but three losses to current champ Alexander Volkanovski have helped convince him to try another division, at least for one night. In his last lightweight foray, the difference in size and power seemed to be an issue for him. Holloway is still one of the best technical boxers in any UFC division, but it’s unclear how his chin will stand up to Gaethje’s power.

Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan

Zhang (24-3) is putting her 115-pound title up for grabs for the first time since her unanimous decision win over Amanda Lemos last summer. That was the third straight win for the UFC strawweight champ, and she’s yet to lose in the UFC to anyone not named Rose Namajunas. Her blend of speed and power in the striking game, plus a formidable and still improving wrestling game, have all proven to be too much for just about every current fighter in the division so far.

Yan (17-3) is coming off a knockout win over former champ Jessica Andrade last May. That victory propelled her into this title shot, which will be the UFC’s first championship fight between two Chinese fighters. Yan started out primarily as a striker, though she’s rounded out her skill set since coming to the UFC. Still, she may face speed and strength gaps against Zhang and will likely have to find a way to keep the fight at her preferred range and pace.

UFC 300 current fight card odds

Alex Pereira Jamahal Hill
Kayla Harrison Holly Holm
Jiri Prochazka Aleksandar Rakic
Calvin Kattar Aljamain Sterling
Bo Nickal Cody Brundage
Charles Oliveira Arman Tsarukyan
Zhang Weili Yan Xiaonan
Cody Garbrandt Deiveison Figueiredo
Justin Gaethje Max Holloway
Jim Miller Bobby Green

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