- Carlos Diego Ferreira has opened as the -180 betting favorite against Drakkar Klose despite three consecutive losses.
- Klose hit the betting boards at +155 but is coming off a win over Brandon Jenkins last April 16th.
- The fun lightweight bout between Ferreira and Klose is one of the announced bouts for UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, Texas.
Despite losing his last three fights, Carlos Diego Ferreira opened as the betting favorite for his upcoming bout with Drakkar Klose.
According to the top UFC sportsbooks, the Brazilian is the -180 favorite to win that bout while Klose is the +155 bottom dog:
Carlos Diego Ferreira (-180)
Drakkar Klose (+155)https://t.co/DnCsYPTe0J
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) June 7, 2022
The fun lightweight bout was recently added to the list of bouts set to take place at UFC 277 on July 30th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event will be headlined by the rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
Mateusz Gamrot Beats Carlos Diego Ferreira
Aïe ça fait mal😬
— Armenian Fight Zone 🚨 (@ArmFightZone) December 19, 2021
Ferreira won six out of his first eight UFC assignments, including wins over the likes of Olivier Aubin-Mercer, Jared Nelson, Rustam Khabilov, and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. However, he’s hit a snag as of late with three consecutive losses. In his most recent bout, Mateusz Gamrot beat Ferreira via second-round TKO with a wicked knee to the ribs.
The 37-year-old from Amazonas, Brazil is a former Legacy FC lightweight champion and STFC lightweight title holder. Ferreira joined the UFC in 2014 and had an auspicious debut, submitting Colton Smith in just 38 seconds at UFC Fight Night 44. The victory earned Ferreira the first of five total post-fight bonuses in the UFC. The Brazilian has a record of 17-5 with three knockouts and seven submission wins.
This marks the sixth time in his last nine bouts where Ferreira has opened as the betting favorite. He closed with the minus money sign written next to his name in six of those bouts but was the +245 betting underdog when he fought Gamrot the last time out.
Drakkar Klose Stops Brandon Jenkins
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) April 17, 2022
Klose meanwhile bounced back from a knockout loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 248 with a Performance of the Night winning TKO of Brandon Jenkins at UFC Vegas 51 last April 16, 2022. With the victory, Klose improved his UFC record to 6-2 with his only other loss inside the Octagon coming at the hands of the David Teymur.
The 34-year-old from South Haven, Michigan went unbeaten in his first seven bouts while fighting for Duel for Domination, World Fighting Federation, Rage in the Cage, Tachi Fighting Palace, and RFA, winning the lightweight title at RITC. Overall, Klose has a record of 12-2 with five knockouts.
Klose has seen the plus money sign in half of his first eight bouts inside the Octagon with his two UFC losses coming in fights where he had the plus money sign written next to his name. In his most recent bout, however, Klose closed as a heavy -800 betting favorite against Jenkins.