UFC 231 Betting Odds, Picks: Will Max Holloway Hand Brian Ortega His First Loss?

UFC 231 Betting Odds, Picks: Will Max Holloway Hand Brian Ortega His First Loss? article feature image

Raj Mehta, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Max Holloway

Betting odds: Max Holloway (c) vs. Brian Ortega

  • Max Holloway -110
  • Brian Ortega -120
  • Time: Approx. 11:30 p.m. ET
  • Channel: UFC Pay-Per-View

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There will be plenty of action going down in the octagon this Saturday night at UFC 231 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway will take on Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega to determine the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion in what is shaping up to be one of the best fights of the year. Both 145-pound fighters have a 69-inch reach, but Holloway (5-foot-11) holds a three-inch height advantage over Ortega (5-foot-8).

Saturday night will be the first time Holloway has entered the octagon since December 2, 2017. “Blessed” has since signed up for three fights, but pulled out against Frankie Edgar (leg injury), Khabib Nurmagomedov (short-notice weight cut) and Ortega himself (concussion like symptoms).

Also working against Holloway is the dreaded Drake curse.

T-City was last seen in March, when he became the first man to finish Edgar thanks to a wicked upper-cut that would make Francis Ngannou proud.

Holloway’s last loss was to Conor McGregor on August 17, 2013, while Ortega is undefeated in 15 professional fights. This includes one no-contest after Ortega tested positive for drostanolone.

Let’s break down some of the matchup’s biggest questions and attempt to find some value with the odds.

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