With 2023 behind us and 10 days until UFC returns for 2024 now is the perfect time to take a look at the betting markets for UFC 2024 Champions. Take a look below for my UFC 2024 Champion Predictions. Odds via bovada/bodog.

UFC Heavyweight Champion:

This is one of the harder divisions to predict with Tom Aspinall being the current interim champ and a super fight lined up with Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic. My prediction is for Tom Aspinall to become the undisputed champion in 2024 but I would avoid betting this market. Jailton Almeida would be my second pick.

Pick: Tom Aspinall (+185)

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion:

Alex Pereira is the current champion and I like his odds to remain being the champion at the end of 2024. It is unclear who is next opponent is but Jamahal Hill and Magomed Ankalaev are also in the front running to be champion at the end of 2024. Israel Adesanya could be a value play if he moves up to light heavyweight and gets another shot at Alex Pereira considering they are 1-1 against each other in the UFC.

Pick: Alex Pereira (+250)

UFC Middleweight Champion:

This is another tough one to predict but I think Khamzat Chimaev would be a good play but its hard to say as we have never seen him go 5 rounds. Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis are also solid picks.

Pick: Khamzat Chimaev (+275)

UFC Welterweight Champion:

I believe 2024 will be the year Shavkat Rakhmonov will become champion. Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad are the next front runners. There isn’t much value on either Shavkat or Rakhmonov but there is definite value on Belal Muhammad if you believe he can get through Leon Edwards in his next matchup.

Pick: Shavkat Rakhmonov (+130)

UFC Lightweight Champion:

I believe Islam Makhachev will still be the champion at the end of 2024 but would not advise making a bet as his line is way too steep. Arman Tsarukyan, Charles Oliveira & Justin Gaethje all hold significant value if you believe they have what it takes to beat Islam Makhachev.

Pick: Islam Makhachev (-300)

UFC Featherweight Champion:

Another tough division to predict. I believe it will be one of the top three front runners. (Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria or Max Holloway). While not a confident pick, my prediction is for Ilia Topuria to become champion and defend it in 2024 but the line doesn’t hold enough value to make it worth a bet.

Pick: Ilia Topuria (+275)

UFC Bantamweight Champion:

This division is one of the more intriguing ones to me and I see value in Marlon Vera currently. If he can get through Sean O’Malley again it isn’t too farfetched to believe he could beat Umar Nurmagomedov although it won’t be easy. At +800 I believe he is worth a small play.

Pick: Marlon Vera (+800)

UFC Flyweight Champion:

Alexandre Pantoja is the obvious pick here but I believe there is tremoundoes value on Muhammad Mokaev. He is currently ranked #8 and with another win or two I could see him challenging for the title near the end of 2024 potentially on the Abu Dhabi card. I believe at +850 he is worth a play.

Pick: Muhammad Mokaev (+850)

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion:

There is decent value in this market and I believe Mayra Bueno Silva will beat Raquel Pennington in their upcoming match at UFC 297. Who she faces next is unclear but at +350 she could be worth a play here.

Pick: Mayra Bueno Silva (+350)

UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion:

Another tough division to predict but I think Alexa Grasso will be able to remain champion at the end of 2024. I’m not confident in this pick however.


Pick: Alexa Grasso (+350)

UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion:

I believe it will be either Weili Zhang or Tatiana Suarez but the odds aren’t high enough for me to warrant a bet and I’m not super confident in either.

Pick: Weili Zhang (-150)

OFFICIAL BETS

Marlon Vera (+800)

Muhammad Mokaev (+850)

All in all 2024 is shaping up to be a huge year for UFC and fight fans. Let me know what you think of my picks and if there is anyone that you are backing in the comments down below!

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