UFC 276 Prelims & Early Prelims Odds, Picks, Predictions

By | June 29, 2022

Any dedicated MMA fan knows that UFC 276 is right around the corner. The exciting pay-per-view event will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 2.

A lot of attention has been on the main cards and rightfully so — each of the top matchups is expected to deliver on the highest level. Having said that, the early prelims and preliminary cards also have their fair share of noteworthy fights.

Here are FanDuel Sportsbook’s odds for each of the UFC 276 preliminary and early prelims matchups, as well as a prediction for each of them.

UFC 276 Preliminary Card and Odds (Odds as of Wednesday, June 29)

The UFC 276 odds listed below are via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Lightweight: Brad Riddell (+124) vs. Jalin Turner (-158)

Brad Riddell (10-2) enters UFC 276 looking to rebound from a knockout loss to Rafael Fiziev in his last outing back in December. Before that, Riddell was one of the hottest lightweights in the division, having won seven consecutive MMA fights before Fiziev broke his streak.

Getting that momentum back won’t be easy against a fighter like Jalin Turner (12-5). The 27-year-old Californian is currently riding a four-fight winning streak — the longest of his career — and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Two of Turner’s last four fights have been won by submission, while the other two came via TKO. Regardless of which fighter you like, momentum is clearly on Turner’s side.

Prediction: Turner by KO/TKO (+250)

Welterweight: Ian Garry (-186) vs. Gabriel Green (+144)

Ian Garry (9-0) has been one of the top up-and-comers for some time and he can solidify his rise with a win this weekend. Nicknamed “The Future,” Garry has yet to lose in his career and has won four of his last six matches by KO or TKO.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Green (11-3) should give Garry a challenge. He may not be undefeated, but he’s won eight of his last nine fights. Green’s sole loss over that stretch came when he made his UFC debut in May 2020, but he’s managed to claw his way back with two straight wins.

Still, Garry looks like he’s on a completely different level and should pose a tough test for Green.

Prediction: Garry by KO/TKO (+300)

Welterweight: Jim Miller (-220) vs. Donald Cerrone (+168)

A pair of seasoned veterans will meet in the middle of the octagon at UFC 276 when Jim Miller (34-16) looks to extend his winning streak with a win over Donald Cerrone (36-16).

After a stretch that saw him lose three of four fights, Miller has bounced back with back-to-back victories in his last two outings. He knocked out Erick Gonzalez in October 2021 before winning via TKO over Nikolas Motta in February, making it interesting to see if he can keep the trend going.

It’s going to be an uphill battle for Cerrone, who’s gone winless in his last six fights. Fortunately, he has a positive history with Miller, having defeated his opponent by KO way back in 2014. That was a long time ago, though, leaving time to tell if history can repeat itself.

Prediction: Jim Miller Outright (-220)

Middleweight: Brad Tavares (+120) vs. Dricus du Plessis (-154)

Here’s a fight that was on the early prelims portion of UFC 276 earlier this week, but has since been bumped up to the preliminary card.

On one hand, you have Brad Tavares (19-6) who’s been turning his career around with two consecutive wins in his last pair of outings. Both victories came by decision, bringing his record to 12-3 when his fights go the distance.

Tavares will have his hands full with Dricus du Plessis (16-2), though. The 28-year-old South African has won 12 of his last 13 fights, including the last four in a row. He’s proven to be a knockout expert over that stretch, with five of his last seven victories coming by KO/TKO.

Prediction: Dricus du Plessis by KO/TKO (+200)

UFC 276 Early Preliminary Card and Odds

Middleweight: Uriah Hall (+240) vs. André Muniz (-330)

Uriah Hall (17-10) was on top of the world before his four-fight winning streak was snapped at the hands of Sean Strickland last July. He’s had some time to work on his comeback since then, but he likely won’t have an easy time against his opponent this weekend.

André Muniz (22-4) has been as close to unstoppable as it gets lately. He’s beaten every opponent put in his way, resulting in eight consecutive victories and only one loss since 2014. Even more impressive, Muniz has submitted each opponent in his last three fights.

Prediction: André Muniz by Points (+600)

Women’s Flyweight: Jessica Eye (+215) vs. Maycee Barber (-290)

Although she once had a bright future, Jessica Eye (15-10) has lost three straight fights ahead of UFC 276. The 35-year-old veteran has tasted victory since a unanimous decision over Viviane Araújo nearly three years ago.

Things won’t get any easier for Eye when she meets Maycee Barber (10-2). Back-to-back losses could’ve taken her down a peg, but Barber responded with two wins in a row. Both came by decision and it’ll be interesting to see if she can make it three in a row in Las Vegas.

Prediction: Maycee Barber by Decision (-120)

Women’s Bantamweight: Jessica-Rose Clark (-180) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (+140)

Jessica-Rose Clark (11-7) enters her UFC 276 fight as the favorite despite submitting to Stephanie Egger in her last bout. While it was the first submission loss of her career, she had won her previous two fights before that. Now, she must figure out how to get back to that level.

Clark has a prime opportunity to end her misfortunes against Julija Stoliarenko (9-6-2). The former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion cannot buy a win, losing her last three fights — all under the UFC umbrella. If Stoliarenko can’t win on Saturday, it could be the end of her time with the promotion.

Prediction: Jessica-Rose Clark Outright (-180)

UFC 276 Event Details

When is UFC 276?

UFC 276 will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Where is UFC 276?

UFC 276 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What time does UFC 276 start?

  • UFC 276 Early Prelims Start Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • UFC 276 Prelims Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Start Time of UFC 276’s Main Card: 10 p.m. ET

How can I watch UFC 276?

The early prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims will be available on both ABC and ESPN/ESPN+, and the main card will be available via pay-per-view (which can be ordered through the ESPN+ app).

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