UFC Dana White’s Contender Series Odds Week 2: Muin Gafurov Becomes Overwhelming Favorite
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- Muin Gafurov's odds to win have shortened to -235 after having opened at -180 at DraftKings.
- Darian Weeks has become the -120 favorite over Josh Quinlan after Quinlan had opened as the favorite.
- Mario Souza's odds have lengthened to -120 after opening at -145.
The second week of the UFC Dana White’s Contender Series will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
This particular card opened incredibly close, with the shortest odds being Muin Gafurov, who opened as a -180 favorite. That line has since moved all the way to -235 as of Sunday afternoon.
All odds are via DraftKings
Muin Gafurov vs. Chad Anheliger
Tuesday, Sept. 7. 8:00 p.m. ET.
Gafurov is a 5-foot-7, 135-pound striker who can win by submission every now and again. He’s 6-1 in his last seven fights with four first-round knockouts.
Anheliger is 5-foot-6, 135 pounds and is 10-5 overall but has won his last eight fights in a row with four knockouts and three submission finishes. Prior to that, he started his career 2-5 but rebounded beginning in 2016.
C.J. Vergara vs. Bruno Korea
Tuesday, Sept. 7. 8:15 p.m. ET
CJ Vergara is 7-2-1 overall with his last loss coming in 2018 via submission. He’s won his last four fights via knockout after notching just one KO in his first seven fights.
Bruno Korea is 12-3-1 and has not lost a fight since 2017. He’s on a five-fight winning streak with three submissions over that stretch.
Mario Sousa vs. Chidi Njokuani
Tuesday, Sept. 7. 8:30 p.m. ET
Mario Sousa has gone unbeaten in his last six fights with a draw, three submissions, a decision and a knockout victory. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2017.
Chidi Njokuani is 19-7 over a long career that started in 2007. He’s gone 2-3 in his last five fights but preceded that with eight straight victories in the octagon.
Darian Weeks vs. Josh Quinlan
Tuesday, Sept. 7. 9 p.m. ET
Darian Weeks is 4-0 professionally but 15-3 in his amateur career. He last fought in his boxing debut in April, which he lost in a split decision. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has notched eight knockouts over his career.
Josh Quinlan has gone an undefeated 5-0 in his professional career and 6-0 in amateurs. He has finished all five of his professional fights, winning with three knockouts and two submissions.
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