A Look at UFC's Hall of Fame Class of 2023

In February 2023, it was announced that former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) lightweight champion Jens Pulver will be inducted into the 2023 Class of the UFC Hall of Fame.

The upcoming UFC Hall of Fame ceremony will be held during the 11th edition of the UFC International Fight Week, and Toyo Tires will present the award. On this page, we will be finding out more about Jens Pulver and other UFC Hall of Fame inductees.

Who is Jens Pulver?

48-year-old Jens Pulver is a former American professional UFC fighter born in Sunnyside, Washington, in December 1974. Throughout his career, he also went by the name Lil’ Evil or Lil’ Fighter, and he fought in the Flyweight (2012), Bantamweight (2011-14), Featherweight (2007-13), and Lightweight (1999-2007) divisions.

He is regarded by many as one of the pioneers of the sport, and his main fighting style techniques included Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Shootboxing, and BJJ. He won several notable championships throughout his career, which is why he is being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Pulver won the UFC Lightweight Championship and successfully defended the title on two separate occasions.

Which online sports betting casino sites have the most competitive UFC odds?

There are hundreds of fully licensed UFC sports betting sites, most of which also have a wide range of online casino games from various leading game development studios).

If you want to place a wager on any upcoming UFC events right now, some of the best betting sites worldwide with competitive odds include the following:

  • Mr Green Casino
  • Bet365 Casino
  • Rizk Casino
  • Casumo Casino
  • TonyBet Casino
  • Play Casino
  • Karamba Casino
  • Bet Casino
  • BetVictor Casino
  • NetBet Casino

As well as UFC betting markets, these top-rated online bookmakers also have hundreds of betting markets for more than 30 other major global sports.

Honourable mentions

If you’re looking for somewhere other than these top 10 sports betting sites to place a wager on the UFC, some of the other trusted sites you can turn to are Mr Rex Casino, LuckLand Casino, Kwiff Casino, 21.co.uk Casino, BetStorm Casino, Highbet Casino, BetDuel Casino, 10Bet Casino, LeoVegas Casino, Unibet Casino, and BetMorph Casino, to name just a few great sites.

Who else is in the UFC Hall of Fame?

Some of the other UFC Hall of Fame stars from the ‘Pioneers Wing’ that many fans of the sport will be familiar with by now include Royce Grace (Brazil), Ken Shamrock (USA), Dave Severn (USA), Randy Couture (USA), Mark Coleman (USA), Chuck Liddell (USA), Matt Hughes (USA), Tito Ortis (USA), and Pat Miletich (USA).

Others include Bas Rutten (Netherlands), Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil), Don Frye (USA), Maurice Smith (USA), Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan), Matt Serra (USA), Rich Franklin (USA), and Kevin Randleman (USA).

From the ‘Modern Wing,’ inductees include Forrest Griffin, B.J. Penn, Urijah Faber, Ronda Rousey, Rashard Evans, and Daniel Cormier (all from the USA), as well as Jose Aldo (Brazil), Khabib Nurmagomedov (Russia), George St-Pierre (Canada), and Michael Bisping (England).

Men’s UFC Lightweight betting

Betting markets for the upcoming men’s UFC Lightweight champion are open now. However, the odds are likely to change somewhat between now and the start of the event on December 31st.

At the time of writing, the odds-on favourite UFC fighter to win the lightweight event is Islam Makhachev. He is currently priced at 4/9 in UK fractional odds, which is the same as saying -225 in American/moneyline odds or 1.44 in European decimal odds.

It also means he has a 69.2% implied probability rate of winning. Alex Volkanovski is the second odds-on favourite to win at 21/5 (which is 420, or 5.20) with a 19.20% chance of winning.

Therefore, if you were to place a $/€/£10.00 bet right now on Makhachev to win, and he ends up winning, your total returns would be $/€/£14.44 (which includes your initial $/€/£10.00 stake returned, plus a $/€/£4.44 profit).

If you were to put a $/€/£10.00 wager on the second odds-on favourite, Volkanovski, to win, and he wins, your total payout would be $/€/£52.00 (includes your $/€/£10.00 stake returned, plus a $/€/£42.00 profit).

Final note

When placing a wager on any upcoming UFC fights at a licensed sports betting site, remember to choose a betting odds format that you are most comfortable with.

For example, some people prefer the European decimal odds format, and others prefer the American/moneyline odds format or the UK fractional odds format.

It’s easy to change how the odds are displayed. However, if you can’t seem to figure out how to change the odds format, the best thing to do would be to get help from the player support at your chosen online sports betting site.

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