Gilbert Burns is a heavy favorite against Jorge Masvidal.
Former welterweight title challengers Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Masvidal (35-16 MMA, 12-9 UFC) will meet in the UFC 287 co-main event on April 8.
At DraftKings, Burns opened as a whopping -435 favorite, meaning a $435 bet would be needed on “Durinho” to return $100. Meanwhile, Masvidal is a +350 underdog, meaning a $100 bet on “Gamebred” would result in $350 with a win.
It’s not the first time Masvidal has been an underdog in a fight. In fact, Masvidal has closed as the betting underdog in eight of his past nine outings. In those fights, Masvidal upset Donald Cerrone, Darren Till and Ben Askren.
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Masvidal is currently enduring the roughest patch of his career, having lost three straight – two to Kamaru Usman in title fights and most recently a lopsided decision to Colby Covington at UFC 272 last March.
Burns was able to rebound from his barnburner against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 with a quick submission win over veteran Neil Magny at UFC 283 in January.
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