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UFC 268 midweek betting odds: Usman favored in Covington rematch, Namajunas-Zhang in pick’em

Check out the midweek betting lines for Saturday’s UFC 268 card, where welterweight champ Kamaru Usman is favored over Colby Covington, plus Rose Namajunas and Weili Zhang in a pick’em for the 115-pound strap.

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is heavily favored over Colby Covington for UFC 268
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is heavily favored over Colby Covington for UFC 268
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We’re getting a second consecutive week of stacked-ness as UFC 268 goes down from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Just like we had last week, there will be two titles up for grabs in the main and co-main events — except these tussles will both be rematches. The featured fight of the night will see the UFC welterweight champ, Kamaru Usman, run it back with the ever brash, Colby Covington. Before that, the UFC 268 co-main event has the current strawweight queen, Rose Namajunas, going at it once again with the woman she took the title from, Weili Zhang. Before we get to these epic sequels, let’s take a gander at the midweek betting odds for these explosive matchups.

Just as he was in their first fight, Kamaru Usman is favored to defeat Colby Covington once again. This time, though, the champ is a much heavier betting favorite with the challenger sporting an even larger dog tag than before. Usman is available with a moneyline of -320, and at that line, a $100 bet could only win $31.25 plus your initial hundred back. As for the underdog, Covington’s line is nestled around the +250 mark, with a $100 gamble standing to see a total return of $350. Kamaru TKO’d Colby in the fifth round of their classic, which took place at UFC 245 back in 2019.

For the UFC 268 co-main event, strawweight champ Rose Namajunas, and her challenger Weili Zhang, are in a pick’em fight. Both competitors can be found around -111, with Namajunas still seeing some action at +100 on a few sites. At -111, a winning $100 bet would payout a total of $190.09. If you can catch Rose at +100, then you can avoid the juice altogether, so it definitely pays to shop around here. The first time these fighters went at it was at UFC 261 this past April, and Weili was the -190 champion while Rose was the +175 former queen trying to get her crown back. Namajunas won by head kick in just 78-seconds.

Check out the UFC 268 betting odds, courtesy of DraftKings:

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