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Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC 248

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (18-0-0) makes the first title defence of his middleweight crown against Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero (13-4-0) at UFC 248 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC 249 Picks
Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero
March 07,2020
9.45pm (Local Time)

The new Nigerian champion Adesanya claimed the title delivered a second round KO to beat Robert Whittaker for the title at UFC 241 in October last year and the 30 year-old faces a secure test in his first defence against the dangerous Cuban veteran Romero.

The 42 year-old Romero has had a few blemishes on his record of late, having lost his last fight on a unanimous decision to the Brazilian Paulo Costa in August 2019 and two of his four fights prior to that, one on a unanimous decision and one on a split decision, both to the aforementioned Whittaker.

Betting Odds - Winner

Adesanya is renowned for his boxing and kick-boxing skills and is excellent at keeping the fight on his feet. Romero can certainly compete with anyone when it comes to striking power and he is an explosive puncher, but he’s not in Adesanya’s class.

Romero’s best hope is to take his opponent to the mat, where his wrestling skills are superior.

Adesanya vs Romero UFC Betting Odds & Pick

There are several advantages that favour Adesanya, such as the 12 year age-gap, his four-inch height advantage and a near seven inches in reach over the Cuban.

Romero can’t be discounted, but Adesanya looks a worthy bookies favourite and he is therefore our UFC 248 tip to retain his title in our main predictions going into this fight.

The UFC 248 betting odds lines sees Adesanya available at odds of -270 (1.37) with Sports Interaction, with the best betting line on Romero at +240 (3.40) with bet365.

There could be better value to be found in the Method of Victory betting, where Adesanya to win by Decision or Technical Decision can be backed at +225 (3.25) with 888Sport

UFC 248 Picks: Method of Victory - Israel Adesanya to Win by Decision or Technical Decision @ +225 (3.25) with 888Sport

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