UFC 278 Tips and Predictions
Dateline Utah, Violence is coming to Salt Lake City this week!!
We've been spoilt by a couple of excellent fight night cards back-to-back filled with finishes, but it's tough to replicate the charm of a PPV.
We've got a great rematch lined up in our main event supported by some explosive-ranked matchups.
Our best bets were off last week but we'll do our best to pick some winners for you guys this week, so let's get straight into it!
Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards
Kamaru Usman has solidified himself as one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in UFC history given his current run.
This week he is back to chase a big record by equalling the great Anderson Silva's 16-fight win streak, but his most technical adversaries will be blocking his path to greatness.
Usman has proved to be so good that he is currently lapping around the welterweight division.
He is currently riding a 15-fight unbeaten streak which includes 5 title defenses that have given him the no.1 next to his name on the current pound-for-pound list.
Usman has beaten some elite competition in Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns, and Tyron Woodley.
This week he will look to get past another one of his rivals which may set him up for a champ champ opportunity.
While people rave about the greatness of Usman, there is a man who has been working silently and gathered a strong 10-fight unbeaten streak to earn this rematch.
Leon Edwards is not a hit amongst the fans, but he lets his performance do the talking and his 10-fight win streak is no joke.
Edwards has beaten high-level competition on his long unbeaten run like Rafael Dos Anjos, Vicente Luque, Donald Cerrone, and Nate Diaz.
Their last fight was a grappler vs striker but this time we are sure that it is one elite mixed martial artist versing another.
Edwards is one of the most technical fighters Usman will face in a long time and we think that's what makes this fight worth tuning in on Saturday night.
We’re kicking our best bets off this week with parlay city, combining two prospects in AJ Fletcher and Tyson Pedro.
Fletcher was one of the most talked about prospects coming out of Dana White’s contender series.
Although he took a debut loss to Semelsberger, he showed heart and the technical ability to back it up. We think he will get back to winning ways against an opponent who is 2-3 in his last 5.
For our second leg, we think Tyson Pedro will demolish Harry Hunsucker who has no technical abilities. We're picking this to be the most one-sided fight of the night.
Our next bet comes on our ranked Bantamweight bout between the King of Rio, Jose Aldo, and Merab "The Machine" Dvalishvili.
Merab has been on an impressive 7 fight run but he is successful only when he can grind his opponents on the mat.
Whereas we think this is a stylistic nightmare for him considering Aldo has a 90% takedown defense and his striking has looked better than ever.
We think Aldo is the best underdog pick on the card.
Our final pick comes on our main event, many people are counting out Leon, but we think he will push the champ and give him some problems.
Although we think Kamaru is just on another level, and he will overcome whatever Leon throws at him and be victorious across 25 minutes.
Selection: AJ Fletcher + Tyson Pedro (Win market) @1.89
Selection: Jose Aldo (Win market) @2.15
Selection: Kamaru Usman by Decision (Win method) @1.90
Selection: Parlay all Selections @7.70
Other Popular Articles
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Strickland
One last night of violence in 2022, which has been an incredible year of fights for the combat sports leader.
UFC Fight Night: Yan vs Dvalishvili
This week, we're back with a stacked Fight night card from the Virgin Hotel in Vegas as opposed to the Apex which will be exciting.