UFC 235 odds, optimal predictions: MMA insider picks Jones vs. Smith, Woodley vs. Usman
UFC 235 gets underway at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, with prelims starting at 8 p.m. ET and the main card unfolding at 10 p.m. ET. Bettors have 12 total fights to evaluate on the full UFC 235 fight card, but most of the action centers on a pair of title bouts. Jon “Bones” Jones puts his sterling 23-1 record on the line against Anthony Smith (31-13). Both fighters have made weight, with Jones coming in right at the 205-pound light heavyweight standard. In the latest UFC 235 odds, Bones is a -800 favorite (risk $800 to win $100) after the line moved as high as -950 early on Saturday. Meanwhile, Smith is going off at +550 (risk $100 to win $550) in the current Jones vs. Smith odds. The welterweight title, meanwhile, will be on the line when Tyron Woodley takes on Kamaru Usman in the co-main event. Woodley is at -160 in the latest Woodley vs. Usman odds, while hitting the underdog would pay off at +140.
Before you lock in any UFC 235 picks, check out what incomparable MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past nine months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up nearly $18,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge. At UFC Fight Night 145 Prague last week, Marley told SportsLine members that Thiago Santos (-110) would beat Jan Blachowiz by knockout in the main event. That’s exactly what happened, as Santos landed a third-round flurry to end the light heavyweight fight and give Marley’s followers another easy winner. Also, at the much-anticipated UFC on ESPN 1 two weeks ago, Marley gave followers a strong underdog winner when he accurately predicted Andre Fili (+120) winning by decision over Myles Jury.
Now, with UFC 235 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC 235 odds, and released his MMA picks for every single fight.
In the main event, Marley knows Jones is eager to build on his UFC legacy, despite a career that has been derailed by various legal issues and failed drug tests. Even so, many observers believe he is the most gifted MMA fighter to ever set foot in the cage. Marley also is aware that Smith has overcome his own share of adversity and stunned UFC fans with several upset victories, including one over Hector Lombard and in his most recent win over Oezdemir as a +150 underdog. His UFC 235 picks for every single fight can be found only at SportsLine.
One of Marley’s UFC 235 predictions we’ll give away: Tecia Torres (+100) prevails over Wili Zhang in the women’s strawweight main card event.
Zhang is a slight favorite, and Marley says there’s massive value given her finishing ability. However, Torres (10-3) has shown the ability to avoid being finished consistently, and her elusiveness makes her the better value play at UFC 235 on Saturday in Sin City. It’s one of Marley’s UFC 235 best bets for the card.
“Torres has fought against much better competition in her career and never been finished,” Marley told SportsLine. “She can use her speed to stay on the outside and pick her spots for striking and takedowns. I think she will frustrate Zhang at UFC 235 and can win a close split decision.” Book Torres over Zhang as one of the top UFC 235 picks.
Marley also has strong picks for Smith vs. Jones and Usman vs. Woodley. He’s only sharing who to back for every single bout on the UFC 235 fight card over at SportsLine.
Who win Smith vs. Jones and Usman vs. Woodley? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks for UFC 235, all from the sizzling expert who’s up nearly $18,000 on MMA in the past nine months alone, and find out.