Legally Betting On UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington

UFC 296 promo Edwards vs Covington

UFC 296 promo Edwards vs Covington

Leon Edwards is the UFC Welterweight Champion. On Saturday night, he’ll enter the Octagon at UFC 296 and defend his title against Colby Covington, a former interim champion.

Legally betting on UFC fights is a popular pastime across the entire United States and has pulled even with boxing in overall popularity. Odds for betting on UFC 296 are available now at each of the online sportsbooks that we recommend, taking action on winners for the entire card.

The aforementioned main event features Edwards with a slim lead in the betting odds no matter where you do your wagering.

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington Betting Line

Leon Edwards -155
Colby Covington +131

Edwards vs. Covington Total Rounds Over/Under

Over 4.5 -250
Under 4.5 +185

Bovada Sportsbook (Bovada LV Review) is offering the above two UFC 296 betting lines, favoring Edwards by 86 points overall. The over/under for round betting suggests that the fight will most likely go the distance, with the winner being decided by the judges.

Since there are Covington vs. Edwards lines present at multiple books, this permits line shopping for the best sportsbook payouts.

Covington vs. Edwards UFC 296 Odds

Colby Covington +135
Leon Edwards -155
Over 4.5 -240
Under 4.5 +190

For instance, the above UFC line is posted at BetOnline AG (BetOnline Review). If you think that Covington will win, you can earn a little more coin by laying your UFC 296 bet at BetOnline.

Covington vs. Edwards Betting Line

Colby Covington +125
Over 4.5 Rounds -240
Leon Edwards -155
Under 4.5 Rounds 4.5 +200
BetUS (BetUS Review)

When comparing the odds at all of the sites included in our list of online sportsbook reviews, the friendliest Covington moneyline on the board is posted at BetOnline. The most profitable odds on the boards for Edwards are being offered at MyBookie (-135).

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

Edwards -135
Under 4.5 Rounds +175
Covington +105
Over 4.5 Rounds -250
MyBookie AG (MyBookie Review)

In all cases, the odds suggest the over will hit, which is set at 4.5 rounds. That most likely means that UFC betting sites are implying the fight lasts the full five rounds, with a slim possibility for a knockout or submission to occur within the last two minutes and thirty seconds of the match.

Edwards is entering UFC 296 after earning the championship from the Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 in 2022 and beating him again in the rematch at UFC 286.

Covington has lost two of his last four UFC fights. One of those losses was to Usman, whom Edwards bested twice. Colby has been absent from the Octagon since June of 2022, so there could be a bit of lingering ring rust.

UFC 296 can be purchased on the ESPN+ app (separate subscription required) for $79.99.

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Author: Alan Morris