Let’s take a look at the current odds for the main event and make some UFC fight 248 predictions:
- Israel Adesanya -270
- Yoel Romero +210
Israel Adesanya, who has risen to the top of the UFC world in less than two years, puts his middleweight title on the line in the banner event in UFC 248 on Saturday, March 7.
The undefeated champion (18-0) is the prohibitive favorite against Cuban wrestling specialist Yoel Romero (13-4). Adesanya (-270), who won his last fight five months ago, will climb into the octagon at T-Mobile Arena on the famous Las Vegas Strip in his first undisputed title defense (UFC 248 odds provided by Bovada). Romero (+210), who last saw action seven months ago, has lost his last two bouts and three of his last four UFC fights.
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UFC 248 Picks
The middleweight championship bout is the last of 11 fights on the UFC 248 card. It might also be the easiest matchup in our UFC picks.
Adesanya downed Robert Whittaker to become the undisputed UFC middleweight champion last October. Romero, who has lost twice to Whittaker over the last 20 months, has never faced a fighter of this caliber. The 30-year-old champ from Nigeria is taller, has a bigger reach and is much younger than the 42-year-old Romero.
The wild card in the main event is the fact Adesanya has never faced as talented a wrestler as Romero. But the champion has handled everything that’s been thrown at him so far in his short UFC career.
VGB’s pick — Adesanya (-270). The Last Stylebender is a highly decorated striker in the prime of his career. The Soldier of God is showing signs of being at the end of his with too many losses in recent fights. The sky is still the limit for this undisputed champion.
More Risk, Bigger Reward
Parlays offer a bigger reward because you’re betting on the outcome of more than one betting line. However, make a mistake and you lose the entire bet. We’re willing to take that chance since the odds are so low on the undisputed champ in Adesanya.
There are five fights on the main card of UFC 248, including a bout of two welterweight contenders. Li Jingliang (17-5, -170) is in the prime of his career and has won three straight bouts. The Chinese fighter faces American Neil Magny (21-8, +140), who UFC fans haven’t seen in more than 15 months since he suffered a brutal knockout.
Jingliang has been in top form, winning seven of his last eight fights. Magny has lost in two of his last four matchups and may now be damaged goods.
VGB’s pick — Play a two-event parlay on Adesanya (-270) and Jinglaing (-170).
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