We will also include Bryce Mitchell vs Dan Ige and Bryan Battle vs AJ Fletcher.
Bet on Fiziev to Outlast Gamrot
Fiziev beating Gamrot is one of our UFC best bets for Saturday’s card in Las Vegas.
The 12-2 fighter looks to bounce back after losing to Justin Gaethje at UFC 286, and that’s a solid form guide for the lightweight.
UFC betting markets have Fiziev at -155, and he has been fluctuating between -150 and -155 throughout the week. There was some trepidation early on, but we expect money to come for him on fight night.
He faces Gamrot, who is a tough contender at 22-2. However, Gamrot hasn’t looked overly impressive in winning many of his fights by decision.
A big performance from Fiziev could see him next in line for a title shot, and he’s aware of what Gamrot brings.
“He’s got great wrestling, that’s obvious,” Fiziev said. “He’s going to try to do what almost everyone I’ve ever fought tries to do: Take me down. I understand this. I am prepared for this kind of an attack. But I’ve fought against this for so long, I understand it.
He’s one of the best wrestlers at lightweight, but I truly believe … that I can stop him from [taking me down]. And I know if I can stop him on Saturday, I can stop everybody in the division in this direction.”
- UFC Pick: Rafael Fiziev (-155)
Wager Mitchell to KO Ige
Mitchell is one of the more exciting fighters in the UFC, and we’re not leaving him out of our UFC predictions.
The 15-2 American has had a string of canceled fights following a loss to Ilia Topuria, and he’s keen to get back in the Octagon.
We liked his victory over Edson Barboza and Andre Fili, and although those wins came by decision, we fancy his chances of scoring a knockout win.
Betting online markets have Mitchell at –200 to win outright, which is fine to include in a parlay. However, we’re increasing the value and taking Mitchell to win by knockout or submission at +350.
It’s a great price and worth including in selections against Ige, who is a dangerous fighter. However, he leaves himself open to getting knocked out.
Ready to Battle
Battle is a -180 chance at our sportsbook and we’re happy for him to kick off our parlay.
The 10-2 fighter took only 14 seconds to knockout Gabe Green in May, which was a devastating finish.
“It’s hard to put into words what that moment felt like for me,” Battle said. “Being in front of all my friends and family competing on the world’s biggest stage for MMA, it was surreal. It was one of those moments where you have to pinch yourself. It was the fruit of a lot of hard labor.”
That sticks in our minds, and although Fletcher is a tidy fighter at 10-2, there is more upside and more explosiveness with Battle.
It hasn’t all gone his way since joining the UFC, but with two knockouts from four fights, we’re happy to back him.
Bettors might not get a chance to bet on UFC live betting markets. We expect either fighter to end the fight within the first two rounds, and given his record, Battle is the man going into battle for bettors.
- UFC Pick: Bryan Battle (-180)