There are plenty of exciting UFC events awaiting us this summer.
One in particular, UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada, seems to be the most anticipated out of all. It will be held in Rogers Palace on July 27, and it will feature a total of 12 fights for both men and women in multiple categories.
Headlining the event will be two featherweight fights – Max Holloway versus Frankie Edgar and Cris Cyborg versus Felicia Spenser.
There are a few more weeks until the fights, but you should already start getting prepared, especially if you’re planning to place a bet or two on the event. In this article, we will share with you our expert thoughts on the UFC 240 fights and see what the bookies make of the odds.
Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
The current featherweight champion Max Holloway is expected to take on the former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. These two fighters have never met before.
Holloway, a 27-year-old, has a great record of 20 wins (10 by knockout) and only four losses. He was on a 13-fight win streak until he lost to Dustin Portier earlier this year in April. More experienced Frankie Edgar turns 38 in October. He has 23 wins (7 by knockout) out of 30 fights. Edgar’s last fight was in April of 2018 when he won against Cub Swanson by a unanimous decision.
While it’s still a little bit early, some 2 for this event are already in. If you’re planning to place a wager, do so on some of the best bookie sites around, like Sports Interaction, Bet365, 888sport, Bwin, William Hill, or others. According to Bet365, Max Holloway is the clear favorite, with the odds of -400. The odds for Frankie Edgar to win are +300.
Note that these are only the current odds and that they might change as the fight approaches.
Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer
The event in Edmonton will include three women fights, and the headliner for these will be a matchup between Cris Cyborg and Felicia Spencer in the featherweight category.
Cristiane is a way more experienced fighter, and although she has won 20 or her 22 MMA matches (17 by KO), she did lose the last encounter against Amanda Nunes in December of last year. She is 34 years old at the moment.
In the other corner will be the home crowd favorite Felicia Spenser. With 7 wins, she is undefeated on the MMA tour. Her last fight was only a couple of months ago against Megan Anderson, whom she defeated by submission (rear-naked choke).
Despite her perfect record, Felicia is actually an underdog in this fight, looking at the odds of +400. The bookies are putting Cris Cyborg as a heavy favorite, with the odds of +550.
Where to Watch UFC 240
If you’re not lucky enough to have tickets for the event, you can still watch the fight on TV or through many streaming services on the web. Check out our Where to Watch page so you don’t miss out on what’s expected to be a very exciting UFC night.