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UFC 263 midweek betting odds: Adesanya favored over Vettori, Diaz big underdog to Edwards

Check out the midweek betting odds for Saturday’s UFC 263 event, where middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is favored over Marvin Vettori in their rematch, and Nate Diaz is a huge underdog to Leon Edwards.

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This weekend will be getting some heat atop the UFC 263 PPV main card. We’re getting a middleweight title tilt at the top of the billing when current champion, Israel Adesanya, squares off with Marvin Vettori for the second time. The co-main event will see an instant rematch between flyweight king, Deiveson Figueiredo, and his nemesis Brandon Moreno. And then we’ve got another fire matchup on deck, as a rare five-round non-title and non-co-main event bout, between the ever-reclusive Nate Diaz, and top ranked welterweight Leon Edwards. Bloody Elbow is here to provide the midweek betting odds for these high stakes contests, as well as for the rest of this stacked UFC 263 PPV event.

The first time Adesanya and Vettori went heads up was at UFC on FOX 29 in 2018, and Adesanya was a -250 betting favorite going in, with a +200 comeback on Vettori. Fast forward to present day and what do you know, the betting lines for UFC 263 has Israel listed as a -255 favorite, with Marvin trending around the +215 mark. Adesanya won their first matchup by split decision, and since then, neither man has lost at 185-pounds.

In the co-main event slot, we’ve got another rematch with a title on the line, with this one occurring at 125-pounds. Flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo is running it right back with Brandon Moreno after these warriors fought to a crazy draw at UFC 256. Fig came in as a heavy -345 betting favorite to Moreno’s sizable dog tag of +275, but this time around their UFC 263 line is a bit tighter. Figueiredo is being offered up at smaller minus line of -230, with Moreno posted up as a smaller dog at -190.

Also on the UFC 263 PPV main card, superstar Nate Diaz will be making his return to competition to face the promotion’s #3 ranked welterweight, Leon Edwards. Diaz is clocking in as a huge betting underdog for this one. His moneyline can be found floating around an altitude of +450, with Edwards sporting a massively favored line of -600. Should anyone really be surprised by this betting line? Edwards is on a stellar nine-fight unbeaten streak, while Diaz has gone 2-2 in his last four outings, and that dates way back to 2016.

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