UFC 298: Prop Bets, Odds, & Analysis For Volkanovski Vs. Topuria

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UFC 298: Best Prop Bets, Odds, & Analysis For Volkanovski Vs. Topuria

UFC 298 on Saturday night features a featherweight title main event featuring champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski comes in at for his sixth 145-pound title defense. The undefeated Topuria is at as he tries to become the first new UFC featherweight champ since 2019.

Top UFC sportsbooks have released UFC 298 odds, and props along with it. These offer the chance to bet on every aspect of how and when the fight will end. Below, we’ll look at some prop bet odds for UFC 298.

UFC 298 main event prop bet odds

Method of victory props

Volkanovski (26-3) is coming off a knockout loss in a short-notice bid to claim a second UFC title in a higher weight class. In his own division, he’s never lost as a professional. In five-round title fights as a featherweight, Volkanovski has won four of six via decision. When he does win inside the distance, it tends to happen via TKO/KO in the later rounds. He’s got only three submission wins to his credit, and none in the UFC.

Topuria (14-0) made his reputation as a finisher who rarely goes to the scorecards. Three of his six UFC bouts have ended via knockout, with another by submission and two by decision. His last bout was a five-rounder that ended in a lopsided decision victory, but it also came against the notoriously tough Josh Emmett. While he’s known primarily for his striking, Topuria does have a grappling base and eight submission wins, mostly against lesser competition early in his career.

Round props

Volkanovski is a well-rounded fighter who can beat people standing or on the mat, but his wins inside the distance tend to come in the later rounds after he’s had a chance to chip away at opponents. He’s a skilled technical striker but isn’t known as a power puncher. He typically likes to use the opening round to size up opponents and get a read on their timing before gradually becoming more aggressive as the fight goes on.

Topuria, on the other hand, is an aggressive striker who is used to having a notable speed advantage in the stand-up game. His grappling is better than he often gets credit for, but it’s not the first weapon he reaches for in fights. Two of his three knockouts in the UFC came in the first round, and he’s got two finishes in the second round inside the UFC. Prior to signing with the UFC, Topuria won seven of his first eight bouts in the first round.

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