On the rise, Diego Lopes opens as betting favorite for a possible duel against former UFC champion

Challenged by Aljamain Sterling for UFC 306, Diego Lopes appears as the favorite in initial predictions from bookmakers

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Diego lopes in victory in UFC 303 (Photo: Instagram/UFC)

The recent challenge of aljamain sterling a Diego lopes can backfire. At least that's what initial predictions from bookmakers indicate, which point to favoritism for the Brazilian in a possible duel against the former bantamweight champion (up to 61,2 kg).

According to initial odds made available by 'BetOnline', Diego would be favorite for the still hypothetical duel against aljamain sterling, with odds of 1,67, meaning that a bet of R$100 on the Brazilian would return the bettor R$167 in case of success.


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aljamain sterling debuted at featherweight (up to 65,7 kg) with a victory over Calvin kattar. Still, the former bantamweight champion is seen as an underdog in a possible duel against the Brazilian. The Jamaican's initial odds are 2,30, indicating that a bet of R$100 would return R$230 in case of victory.

It is important to remember that the duel between aljamain sterling e Diego lopes It's not official. The former bantamweight champion challenged the Brazilian based in Mexico to fight at UFC 306, an event that takes place at 'Esfera', in Las Vegas, on September 14th, but, so far, he has had no response.


After the victory over Dan Ige No. UFC 303, at the end of June, Diego lopes made clear his intention to perform at the 'Esfera' event. The Brazilian has already challenged Brian ortega e Alexander Volkanovsky for the card.

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