UFC Fight Night 146 odds, predictions: Top MMA insider picks Lewis vs. Dos Santos
The eyes of the entire MMA world will be on Wichita on Saturday night. UFC Fight Night 146 heads to the Midwestern city this week, with prelims beginning at 5 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET. There are 13 fights total, but headlining the UFC on ESPN+ 4 card will be former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos against Derrick Lewis, one of the sport’s biggest characters. The latest Dos Santos vs. Lewis odds list the one-time champion as the -210 favorite to win (risk $210 to win $100), down from an open of -220. Meanwhile, Lewis is +175 (risk $100 to win $175), down from +180. In the co-main event, welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Daleski Dos Santos will square off. This match is virtually even, with the latest Millender vs. Dos Santos odds listing Millender at -115 and Dos Santos at -105. Saturday’s card is jam-packed with tight UFC Fight Night 146 odds, which should make for a highly entertaining evening.
Before you make any UFC Fight Night 146 picks, you need to hear what SportsLine 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 DFS shows. He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past 10 months alone, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $21,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge.
At UFC 235 last weekend, Marley advised SportsLine members that underdog Kamaru Usman (+150) would upset champion Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. He predicted Usman’s energy and activity level would be the difference in a unanimous-decision victory. That’s exactly what happened, as Usman dominated from the opening bell to claim the title belt with a lopsided decision. In fact, Marley went 9-2 last week, and anyone who followed his advice was way up.
What’s more, for UFC Fight Night 145 Prague two weeks ago, Marley told SportsLine members that Thiago Santos (-110) would beat Jan Blachowiz by knockout in the main event. He was on-point again, as Santos landed a third-round flurry to end the fight.
Now, with UFC Fight Night 146 Wichita fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-bout card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight.
Marley knows the UFC Wichita main event could be a turning point in the twilight of the careers for the 34-year-old Lewis and the 35-year-old Dos Santos as both aim to re-enter the heavyweight title picture. Dos Santos won the title in 2011 with a knockout win over Cain Velasquez. Lewis shrugged off thoughts of retirement and emerged as a top-five heavyweight contender on the strength of three straight victories. He accepted a title bout on short notice against Cormier in November, just one month after he took damage in a last-minute knockout win over Alexander Volkov. Now, Dos Santos and Lewis meet with plenty on the line. Marley’s UFC Fight Night 146 picks for every single bout can be found only at SportsLine.
One of the UFC Fight Night 146 predictions we’ll give away: Marley says Omari Akhmedov scores the win as a slight -140 favorite over Tim Boetsch (+120) at middleweight.
Marley knows Akhmedov drew against Marvin Vettori the last time we saw him at UFC 219, but had won his two fights prior to that and enters the UFC Fight Night 146 card with a 17-4 record overall. Meanwhile, Boetsch has lost two of his last three bouts and five of his last eight. Both fighters are heavy-handed and quality wrestlers, but Akhmedov averages close to twice as many takedowns per 15 minutes as Boetsch (2.89 to 1.56) and has shown the stronger chin throughout his career.
“Either one could get a knockout, but I will lean with the younger fighter who has only been knocked out twice,” Marley told SportsLine. “Akhmedov will be the fifth person to KO or TKO Boetsch. Look for him to finish it off in the second round after a slow first round with not many strikes thrown.”
Marley also has strong picks for Dos Santos vs. Lewis and Millender vs. Dos Santos. He’s only sharing who to back for every bout at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos over at SportsLine.
Who wins Dos Santos vs. Lewis and Millender vs. Dos Santos? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on every bout at UFC Fight Night 146, all from the sizzling expert who’s up more than $21,000 on MMA in the past 10 months alone, and find out.