Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos Odds and Betting Prediction
March 06, 2019
UFC Fight Night 146 comes from Wichita, Kansas this Saturday 9 March, with the main event being the heavyweight bout between Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis (21-6) and Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos (20-5).
Derrick Lewis comes into this fight after a 2nd round loss to Daniel Cormier for the title in his last bout. Although recognized as dangerous on the ground, Lewis will be aware that the only fighter ever able to ground Cigano was Cain Velasquez and it would be stretching it to rank the Black Beast at the same as Velasquez when it comes to wrestling.
Lewis rates as one of the hardest hitters in the division and his best hope of victory here is probably to land one single bomb to put JDS away.
Dos Santos is arguably the better technical fighter by some distance. He also uses his jab well to set up his bigger punches. That’s not great news for Lewis, who has previously struggled with opponents attacking him to the body. With his superior speed and movement, Cigano can look to jab Lewis from the outside.
If Dos Santos beats Lewis here as seems likely, he could potentially secure a title fight against Cormier, or at least a title eliminator against Francis Ngannou.
Derrick Lewis Vs Junior Dos Santos Betting Odds & Pick
The latest UFC betting odds favour a win for JDS, who is available at -225 with Betway, while the line for Derrick Lewis is +187.50 with bet365.
Once more betting odds and markets become available, the best tip here could be to back Dos Santos to win by unanimous points Decision win, but as things stand he looks a fairly solid UFC bet prediction to win the fight outright and perhaps one for your Parlay bets.
Pick: Fight Result – Junior dos Santos to win @ -225 (bet365)