As UFC 287 approaches next week, the anticipation for the much-awaited matchup between Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns is intensifying.
The No. 5-ranked welterweight fighter, Burns, is gearing up to take on the No. 11-ranked fighter, ‘Gamebred’, in what promises to be a thrilling contest on April 8th.
UFC 287 will be the promotion’s second visit to Miami, with the last being at UFC 42 way back in April 2003. The event is expected to be headlined by the hotly anticipated UFC middleweight championship rematch between current champion Alex Pereira and former champion Israel Adesanya, which is generating a lot of excitement within the MMA community.
The excitement surrounding this bout stems from the impressive resumes of both fighters. ‘Durinho’ has enjoyed an impressive winning streak in recent years, showcasing his incredible skillset in the octagon, while Jorge Masvidal’s tenacity and fighting spirit have earned him a loyal fanbase.
It has been a while since Jorge Masvidal stepped into the octagon, as his last fight resulted in a unanimous decision loss against Colby Covington in March last year.
Burns, on the other hand, is coming off a victory just two months ago when he submitted Neil Magny in his home country of Brazil. This quick turnaround demonstrates his exceptional athleticism and fighting spirit, and he will be eager to add another win to his impressive record.
Gilbert Burns comes as a strong favourite to defeat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287
Gilbert Burns has emerged as the clear favorite in his upcoming bout against Jorge Masvidal, with odds stacked heavily in his favor. As former welterweight title challengers, both fighters are set to face off in the co-main event at UFC 287 on April 8.
According to DraftKings, Burns has opened as a massive -435 favorite, indicating that a substantial wager of $435 would be necessary on ‘Durinho’ to earn a return of $100. Conversely, Masvidal is viewed as a significant underdog at +350, implying that a $100 bet on ‘Gamebred’ would yield $350 in the event of a victory.
Despite the odds being against him, Masvidal is no stranger to being an underdog in fights. In fact, he has been the betting underdog in eight of his last nine bouts. However, this has not stopped Masvidal from securing impressive victories over the likes of Donald Cerrone, Darren Till, and Ben Askren, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with in the octagon.