UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez odds, picks and predictions

A championship doubleheader for the featherweight and flyweight championships will be part of the UFC 290 event on Saturday. The featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and the interim champion Yair Rodriguez will square off in the night’s main event in an effort to unify their crowns.

Brandon Moreno defends his flyweight championship against Alexandre Pantoja in the co-main event. The fact that the Brazilian had previously defeated Moreno adds spice to what ought to be a thrilling contest between two strong, all-around fighters.

The event is the culmination of the UFC’s yearly “International Fight Week,” which also includes other activities like the Hall of Fame induction. There are typically a lot of big names on the IFW cards, and this year is no exception with Robert Whittaker, Dan Hooker, Robbie Lawler, and top prospect Bo Nickal.

Before we get to our staff choices and predictions for the PPV portion of the festivities, let’s take a closer look at the complete fight programme with the most recent odds from Caesars Sportsbook given all the events on Saturday night.

UFC 290 fight card, odds
Odds via Caesars Sportsbook

Alexander Volkanovski (c) -370 vs. Yair Rodriguez (ic) +290, featherweight title
Brandon Moreno (c) -205 vs. Alexandre Pantoja +170, flyweight championship
Robert Whittaker -360 vs. Dricus du Plessis +280, middleweights
Jalin Turner -280 vs. Dan Hooker +230, lightweights
Bo Nickal -2500 vs. Valentine Woodburn +1100, middleweights
Niko Price -225 vs. Robbie Lawler +185, welterweights
Yazmin Jauregui -380 vs. Denise Gomes +300, women’s strawweights
Jimmy Crute -140 vs. Alonzo Menifield +120, light heavyweights
Tatsuro Taira -1000 vs. Edgar Chairez +650, flyweights
Vitor Petrino -240 vs. Marcin Prachino +200, light heavyweights
Cameron Saaiman -600 vs. Christian Rodriguez +430, bantamweights
Jesus Aguilar -140 vs. Shannon Ross +120, flyweights
Esteban Ribovics -150 vs, Kamuela Kirk +125, lightweights

The CBS Sports staff made predictions and picks for the main card in light of the significant main event that will be taking place. Your pick makers are listed below: A few of the contributors to “Morning Kombat” include Shakiel Mahjouri, Michael Mormile, Brent Brookhouse, Brian Campbell, and Brandon Wise, a senior editor.

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