Spivak Headlines Three-Bout Wager
UFC action returns on Saturday and it’s headlined by Derrick Lewis vs Sergey Spivak.
We feature three of the best fights on the card, which provide bettors with excellent UFC odds.
There is plenty of power on display and we look at Tybura vs Ivanov and Lee vs Yi.
Let’s check the latest UFC news, stats, and UFC lines for UFC Fight Night Parlay. We’ve got plenty of UFC picks for you to consider.
Spivak Eyes Title Shot
Bettors never know what to expect from Lewis, but we have lost faith with the 26-10 fighter.
He believes he can have a resurgence in the heavyweight division, but after being knocked out by Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich in consecutive fights, our patience is running thin.
Therefore, we’re backing Spivak at -240. It’s a fair price at the sportsbook considering his impressive form, which includes a knockout victory against Augusto Sakai.
The second-round win put Spivak back on the map and the 28-year-old is good enough to contend for a title shot later in 2023, providing he gets past Lewis.
UFC legend Daniel Cormier agrees.
“I’m slowly losing faith in Derrick Lewis. I think it’s the way he’s been losing. He’s fighting people who are no longer scared to strike with him and they are putting him down,” Cormier said.
There is always a danger when betting against Lewis, who can end the fight with one punch. However, we think he’s just picking up his check and he’ll be on his way.
- Pick: Sergey Spivak -240
We got a heavyweight headliner on Saturday 💪
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— UFC (@ufc) January 30, 2023
Tybura at Value Odds
We think Marcin Tybura is paying value odds with Vegas UFC lines, so he’s going into our three-fight parlay.
The 37-year-old is no spring chicken, but the heavyweight is still relevant in the division and we think he has the class edge over Blagoy Ivanov.
Tybura, a Polish fighter, scored a decision win over Alexander Romanov, who was 16-1 and inside the top 10 in the division.
He has also knocked out the likes of Walt Harris and Greg Hardy, so he has power and that could be bad news for Ivanov, who is the +110 underdog with bookmakers.
Ivanov scored a decision win over Marcos de Lima, which followed a loss to Sakai. We haven’t seen enough from the Bulgarian to suggest he can beat Tybura, who we thought would be shorter in the market.
- Pick: Marcin Tybura -140
South Korean Makes UFC Debut
Jeong Young Lee makes his UFC debut after going 9-1 and most of the money has come for him.
He faces fellow UFC debutante Zha Yi, who is the more experienced fighter at 21-3, but most of his wins have come against slightly easier opposition than Lee has faced.
Lee knocked out Kai Lu with a right hook last year in just 42 seconds, so he’s explosive and good enough to justify the -245 odds with UFC betting markets.
It was his third consecutive finish, which includes two knockouts and one armbar submission. Having wrestling in his game could make it too tough for Yi, who is primarily a submission guy.
Lee’s experience in the wrestling department could negate Yi’s strengths, so we’re happy to kick off our UFC parlay with Lee on our ticket.
- Pick: Jeong Young Lee -245