Are you looking to lay any money on or against Gable Steveson should he fight in the UFC? If so, Bovada, a gambling site, has put out odds on how the Olympic gold medalist wrestler would fare against top heavyweights in the UFC.
Steveson has opened as the betting favorite against one of them.
Gable Steveson vs. UFC Heavyweights Odds
Ciryl Gane -300
Gable Steveson +235
Francis Ngannou -400
Gable Steveson +300
Jon Jones -325
Gable Steveson +250
Stipe Miocic -300
Gable Steveson +235
Derrick Lewis -105
Gable Steveson -115
Brock Lesnar -145
Gable Steveson +120
Steveson won Olympic gold in Tokyo when he pulled off a last-second comeback upset against defending World Champion Geno Petriashvili.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
Steveson entered the Olympic gauntlet as a +700 underdog, while Petriashvili was +125 to repeat.
The American champion made the most of his platform on Twitter, using the social media app to plant the seeds towards the potential next chapter of his athletic career. Steveson has made tweets to both UFC President Dana White and WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) August 10, 2021
Steveson’s next move is up in the air, but bettors can take early action on how he would match up against the cream of the crop at UFC heavyweight. Any of the fights listed by Bovada must occur in UFC before Dec. 31, 2022, for action.
Steveson is seen as a moderate underdog against heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane, former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is looking to make his own move up to heavyweight.
However, Steveson has opened as a slight favorite against two-time title challenger Derrick Lewis in what is essentially a pick’em. Steveson is a slight underdog against Brock Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion who has spent most of his athletic prime in the WWE.
Ngannou and Gane are expected to unify the UFC heavyweight title next, while Lewis recently came up short against Gane for the interim title. Jones has yet to make his heavyweight debut, though the UFC was eyeing a bout between him and Miocic.
Lesnar has not fought in the UFC since July 2016, when he had a unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt overturned to a no-contest due to Lesnar testing positive for the anti-estrogen drug clomiphene.
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