Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya Odds and Betting Prediction
April 10, 2019
Kelvin Gastelum (16-3) fights Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (16-0) in a UFC Interim Middleweight Championship bout in UFC 236 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday 13th April 2019.
In Kelvin Gastelum’s last fight he beat Ronaldo Souza in May 2018. He’s had a lengthy rest since then after an injury to Robert Whittaker forced him to pull out of UFC 234 at the last minute.
Gastelum has won five of his last six fights if you include the knockout win over Vitor Belfort, where the original TKO win for Gastelum; was overturned after he tested positive for a marijuana metabolite.
Gastelum is a power puncher, renowned for his explosive hands. He has a great striking technique and when he gets his timing right and lands a combination, it usually results in him putting his opponent away or at least swinging the fight decisively in his favour.
Gastelum possesses serious knockout power and is an excellent counter puncher, which could work in his favour against a fighter who can on occasion leave himself exposed. He also has an advantage over Adesanya when it comes to grappling and wrestling.
In addition, he’s never been finished by a KO himself, so there are few question marks as to his chin.
The unbeaten Adesanya beat his idol, the legendary Anderson Silva, in his last fight in February this year and this will be his sixth fight since 2018 – that’s a seriously heavy workload.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya Lines & Pick
Israel Adesanya is the -175 favourite at Betway Sports. He comes from a kickboxing and boxing background and has a long 80-inch reach – giving him a considerable advantage over Gastelum. He also has an unorthodox stance that can be difficult for opponents to deal with. The Nigerian is unpredictable with awesome striking power, making him a seriously dangerous fighter.
In terms of betting predictions, “The Last Stylebender” has great speed and a unique style in the cage, but the current betting line on Kelvin Gastelum appeals at +150 with bet365 appeals he looks the best UFC bet at those odds.
Pick: Fight Result – Kelvin Gastelum @ +150 (bet365)