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UFC 251 Predictions

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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal predictions

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UFC 251 Predictions

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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal predictions

Kamaru Usman

Jorge Masvidal

70.61%

29.39%

The market strongly favours Kamaru Usman to successfully defend the UFC Welterweight Championship against Jorge Masvidal. Usman has won 15 successive MMA bouts, of which eight of the last ten went to decision. Meanwhile, Masvidal (#3) is enjoying a three-fight winning streak, all of which he emerged victorious from via knockout.

Bet: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal odds

Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski predictions

Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski

33.32%

66.68%

Alexander Volkanovski won the UFC Featherweight Championship against Max Holloway (#1) at UFC 245 in December 2019 and is predicted to successfully defend it in their rematch. Volkanovski is undefeated in 18 bouts, of which the last nine were won via TKO or decision. Holloway has lost two of his three last fights, all of which lasted the duration, and will be aiming to avoid suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time since August 2013.

Bet: Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski odds

Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan predictions

Jose Aldo

Petr Yan

34.41%

65.59%

Petr Yan (#3) is expected to claim the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship at the expense of Jose Aldo (#6). Yan has the opportunity to earn a tenth straight MMA win and won the Performance of the Night award against Urijah Faber in his most recent outing at UFC 245. Former three-time Featherweight champion Aldo lost five of his last eight bouts, although he is yet to incur three successive defeats in his career.

Bet: Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan odds

Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas predictions

Jessica Andrade

Rose Namajunas

35.71%

64.29%

Jessica Andrade (#1) is presently higher ranked than Rose Namajunas (#2), but the market suggests the latter will emerge victorious from this Women’s Strawweight bout. Andrade lost the Strawweight title in her most recent fight against Zhang Weili, although she did enjoy four successive wins before that. Namajunas also surrendered the Strawweight belt in her last fight to Andrade herself. However, she won three Performance of the Night awards in her last ten fights.

Bet: Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas odds

Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas predictions

Paige VanZant

Amanda Ribas

14.37%

85.63%

The odds imply that Amanda Ribas (#14) should not encounter any significant difficulty in overcoming Paige VanZant in their Women’s Flyweight bout. Ribas has only suffered one defeat in her ten MMA outings to date, with her nine wins evenly split between decision, submission and KO. VanZant lost three of her last five fights, although she is still yet to suffer a KO defeat.

Bet: Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas odds

Jiri Prochazka vs. Volkan Oezdemir predictions

Jiri Prochazka

Volkan Oezdemir

40.57%

59.43%

Volkan Oezdemir (#7) is narrowly favoured to beat Jiri Prochazka on his UFC debut in this Light Heavyweight matchup. He recovered from three successive defeats with back-to-back victories in the second half of 2019 and won the Performance of the Night award for two of his last three wins. Prochazka has won 26 of his 30 MMA bouts thus far and enjoyed eight first round victories in his last ten wins, although Oezdemir is arguably the most formidable fighter he has faced.

Bet: Jiri Prochazka vs. Volkan Oezdemir odds

Elizeu Zaleski vs. Muslim Salikhov predictions

Elizeu Zaleski

Muslim Salikhov

46.75%

53.25%

The odds are struggling to separate Elizeu Zaleski and Muslim Salikhov for this Welterweight clash. Zaleski enters this fight on the back of eight MMA wins in his last ten, half of which lasted the distance. Meanwhile, Salikhov can sport a solitary defeat in his last 15 fights, a run that featured a thoroughly impressive ten successive first-round victories between November 2013 and June 2017.

Bet: Elizeu Zaleski vs. Muslim Salikhov odds

Danny Henry vs. Makwan Amirkhani predictions

Danny Henry

Makwan Amirkhani

36.81%

63.19%

According to the market, Makwan Amirkhani has just over a 60% chance of defeating Danny Henry in this Featherweight bout. ‘Mr. Finland’ was victorious in six of his last eight bouts and the submission specialist has earned ten of his 15 MMA wins in such a manner. Former EFC Featherweight champion Henry lost his most recent fight against Dan Ige in March last year, but did win nine of ten bouts before that.

Bet: Danny Henry vs. Makwan Amirkhani odds

Roman Bogatov vs. Leonardo Santos predictions

Roman Bogatov

Leonardo Santos

37.84%

62.16%

Leonardo Santos is predicted to extend his current MMA undefeated streak to 13 bouts at the expense of Roman Bogatov. The Brazilian has recorded 11 wins and a lone draw since his last defeat in May 2009, six of which were settled in the opening round. Bogatov is set to make his maiden UFC appearance and was victorious in his ten MMA fights thus far, winning half via submission.

Bet: Roman Bogatov vs. Leonardo Santos odds

Maxim Grishin vs. Marcin Tybura predictions

Maxim Grishin

Marcin Tybura

49.55%

50.45%

The odds can barely determine a favourite between Maxim Grishin and Marcin Tybura for this Heavyweight bout. Tybura won his last fight against Sergey Spivak in February, but lost four of his last six bouts overall and has not enjoyed back-to-back victories since March 2017. Grishin is making his UFC debut, having won 30 of his 39 MMA fights to date.

Bet: Maxim Grishin vs. Marcin Tybura odds

Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Raulian Paiva predictions

Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Raulian Paiva

39.37%

60.63%

Raulian Paiva (#14) is expected to earn successive UFC wins for the first time in his Flyweight bout against Zhalgas Zhumagulov. Paiva earned his first ever UFC victory against Mark De La Rosa in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night 167 in February, but incurred back-to-back defeats before this. Zhumagulov is another fighter making his UFC debut and was victorious in 13 of his 16 MMA bouts thus far. His last five fights all lasted the distance.

Bet: Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Raulian Paiva odds

Vanessa Melo vs. Karol Rosa predictions

Vanessa Melo

Karol Rosa

33.21%

66.79%

Karol Rosa is predicted to defeat Vanessa Melo in a Women’s Bantamweight bout featuring two combatants who can sport just three UFC fights between them. Rosa was victorious on her UFC debut versus Lara Procopio in August last year and has won four of her last five MMA fights overall. By contrast, Melo lost on her first two UFC appearances by decision – in fact, her last nine MMA bouts all lasted the distance.

Bet: Vanessa Melo vs. Karol Rosa odds

Davey Grant vs. Martin Day predictions

Davey Grant

Martin Day

37.84%

62.16%

The market indicates that Davey Grant will struggle to improve upon a run of three losses in five fights against Martin Day in their Bantamweight clash. Of Grant’s 15 MMA bouts, twelve were settled by submission, with Grant winning on eight of these occasions. This is Day’s first fight since November 2018, when he was defeated on his UFC debut by Pingyuan Liu.

Bet: Davey Grant vs. Martin Day odds

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