Khamzat Chimaev opens as a favorite over Colby Covington

Khamzat Chimaev Khamzat Chimaev earned the biggest win of his career on Saturday night when he narrowly defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 272. Now that he’s jumped to the top of the welterweight rankings fans are matchmaking and the betting odds have already been opened.

According to BetOnline, Chimaev is a favorite over former interim champion Colby Covington but an underdog in a potential fight with the champion, Kamaru Usman.

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He’s just a slight favorite over Covington at -125 to Covington’s +105. The line for the potential title fight is +115 for Chimaev and -135 for the champ.

It will be interesting to see if either of these fights are what gets made next and if these betting odds stick for the long haul.