Aljamain Sterling has opened as a slight betting favourite over Henry Cejudo of their proposed bantamweight title bout in March 2023.
BestFightOdds.com launched the opening odds after defending UFC champion Sterling revealed that his subsequent title protection could be in opposition to Cejudo, who will look to reclaim the throne after relinquishing the title in 2020.
Sterling has opened as a -120 favourite, whereas former two-division champ and Olympic gold medalist Cejudo is a +100 underdog.
Sterling final fought at UFC 280 the place he defended his bantamweight title with a dominant TKO victory over T.J. Dillashaw, who entered the bout with a dislocated shoulder. Previous to that, he beat Petr Yan to retain the championship in his first title protection. Their first combat resulted in a controversial DQ win for Sterling, with ‘The Funkmaster’ silencing his critics within the rematch with a hard-fought break up choice victory.
Cejudo hasn’t fought since he defeated Dominick Cruz through TKO at UFC 249, abruptly saying his retirement following the combat. Earlier than his retirement, he was thought of probably the greatest pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, changing into one in all simply 4 fighters to carry two UFC titles concurrently.
Sterling vs. Cejudo is anticipated to happen subsequent yr, presumably at UFC 285 on March 4.