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UFC/MMA July 2022 Look Ahead

Two Pay-Per-View Events Highlight Busy Month

July is the busiest time in 2022 for mixed martial arts fans. For starters, there is a UFC event for every week of the month with PFL and Bellator squeezed in. Their MMA betting odds are available from the sportsbook. Don’t miss any of the action as the summer continues and bet on UFC. We’ve plenty of UFC 277 odds for you to consider.

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1. PFL 6: Harrison vs Young

  • Date: July 1
  • Venue: Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

The Professional Fighters League’s (PFL) sixth season continues with the indomitable Kayla Harrison (13-0-0) headlining. The undefeated star meets longtime veteran Kaitlin Young (12-12-1), who is stepping in for Julia Budd. Expect Harrison to be another sizable favorite when the online gambling lines release.

2. UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier

  • Date: July 2
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (22-1-0) defends against the hard-hitting Jared Cannonier (15-5-0). UFC 276 caps off UFC X, the 10th anniversary of International Fight Week. This will be a mega-sized event and features another title fight: The trilogy between featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski (24-1-0) and former champ Max Holloway (23-6-0). The champs are favored on the betting lines.

Also featured is an old nemesis of Adesanya: Alex Pereira (5-1-0). The kickboxer-turned-MMA fighter is favored to beat Sean Strickland (25-3-0) and book a future fight against Adesanya should the champ retain. Fans can already bet online on UFC 276’s fights.

3. UFC: dos Anjos vs Fiziev

Rafaels clash when Rafael dos Anjos (31-13-0) faces Rafael Fiziev (11-1-0) for a chance to move into the lightweight division’s top five. Dos Anjos is the underdog despite being a former champion. Fiziev has won five straight and will be favored for the fourth straight fight.

4. UFC: Ortega vs Rodriguez

  • Date: July 16
  • Venue: UBS Arena, Elmont, NY
  • Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

The UFC returns to ABC programming with a blockbuster of a featherweight bout: Brian Ortega (15-2-0) versus Yair Rodriguez (13-3-0). These 145ers have combined for countless highlights and multiple performance bonuses. Ortega is slightly favored. The best UFC bet here may be for this fight to not go to a decision.

5. Bellator 283: Pitbull vs Outlaw

  • Date: July 22
  • Venue: Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, WA
  • Live stream: Bellator Live

Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (24-10-0) puts his lightweight belt on the line against Sidney Outlaw (16-4-0). This is Pitbull’s first title defense while Outlaw is coming off a submission win. In the co-main event is former welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-10-0) against rising contender Jason Jackson (15-4-0). Expect Freire and Lima to be favored.

Image of Patricky Pitbull via Twitter: @BellatorMMA
Patricky Pitbull via Twitter: @BellatorMMA

6. UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Aspinall

  • Date: July 23
  • Venue: 02 Arena, London, England
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

The UFC returns to the United Kingdom with a vengeance. Local hero Tom Aspinall (12-2-0) looks to continue his meteoric rise by defeating perennial contender Curtis Blaydes (16-3-0). Aspinall has been on a roll but is the slight underdog here. Other notables fighting include Daren Till (18-4-1), Alexander Gustafsson (18-7-0) and Paul Craig (16-4-1).

7. Contender Series 2022: Week 1

  • Date: July 26
  • Venue: UFC APEX, Las Vegas
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

Dana White’s Contender Series enters its sixth season with a middleweight scrap between Ozzy Diaz (7-1-0) and Joseph Pyfer (8-2-0). The gargantuan Diaz should be the favorite come fight time, though Pyfer has fought UFC-caliber opposition recently.

8. UFC 277: Pena vs Nunes 2

  • Date: July 30
  • Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

The UFC started the month with a PPV and it will end it with one as the hotly anticipated rematch between Julianna Pena (11-4-0) and Amanda Nunes (21-5-0) is on. Pena shocked the world by upsetting Nunes as a 6-1 underdog, something she looks to do again with significant UFC odds against her.

Anchoring the co-main event is another exciting rematch: an interim flyweight title bout between former champion Brandon Moreno (19-6-2) and Kai Kara-France (24-9-0). Moreno beat France before but the Kiwi has won three straight fights and could be a dangerous underdog here.

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