Betting Odds: Khamzat Chimaev continues run as large favorite against Paulo Costa

Betting Odds: Khamzat Chimaev continues run as large favorite against Paulo Costa

Douglas Vegas Bets|
July 20, 2023|

The odds are out for the return of Khamzat Chimaev as he is set to take on former Middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa. The bout is scheduled for UFC 294 on October 21st from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Odds Provided by DraftKings accurate as of 7/20/2023 3:00 AM EST

Current Odds: Khamzat Chimaev -360, Paulo Costa +280

These odds mean a bettor would need to risk $360 on Khamzat Chimaev to win $100; meanwhile, a $100 bet on Paulo Costa would win +280.

Both of these men return here from over year-long layoffs looking to enter the title conversation. Khamzat Chimaev was last in action against Kevin Holland at UFC 279 last September, where he got a first-round submission. Paulo Costa postpones his comeback that was initially scheduled for UFC 292 against Ikram Aliskerov for this matchup that he has been asking for; he last fought to a decision win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 278.


Past Odds: Khamzat Chimaev

Odds from

Khamzat Chimaev (-570) vs. Kevin Holland (+480) UFC 279 – Win

Khamzat Chimaev (-450) vs. Gilbert Burns (+400) UFC 273 – Win

Khamzat Chimaev (-400) vs. Li Jingliang (+355) UFC 267 – Win

Khamzat Chimaev (-450) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (+400) UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley – Win

Khamzat Chimaev (-1100) vs. Rhys McKee (+775) UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till – Win

Past Odds: Paulo Costa

Odds from

Paulo Costa (-340) vs. Luke Rockhold (+310) UFC 278 – Win

Paulo Costa (+160) vs. Marvin Vettori (-170) UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori – Loss

Paulo Costa (+170) vs. Israel Adesanya (-185) UFC 253 – Loss

Paulo Costa (+148) vs. Yoel Romero (-158) UFC 241 – Win

Paulo Costa (-280) vs. Uriah Hall (+255) UFC 226 – Win

Do you think Costa has the power to pull off this massive upset? Give us your predictions in the comments below.

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