Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 152
May 16, 2019
UFC results have been mixed for the veteran former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos since he moved up to the 170-pound welterweight division and he comes into this fight looking to end a two-fight losing streak after going down to a decision defeat to Colby Covington in June last year and current champion Kamaru Usman, again by decision, in November 2018.
Kevin Lee has struggled meeting the weight at 155-pounds and is making his UFC debut at welterweight. Lee is also coming off a loss by a close decision when defeated by his rival, Al Iaquinta, in December. Prior to the Iaquinta defeat, Lee lost to Tony Ferguson in October 2017 for the interim lightweight title, but followed that with a win over the Brazilian Edson Barboza.
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Lee seems to be of the opinion that his move to welterweight is long-term, as he can avoid the draining weight cut required at lightweight. He’s admitted that his preparation for this fight has been made easier by not having to make a significant weight cut between training camp and getting in the octagon.
Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee Betting Lines & Pick
There’s little to separate the Rafael Dos Anjos and Kevin Lee in the Fight Result betting odds, with ‘RDA’ available at -105 with Betway Sports and the line on Kevin Lee is set at -110 with bet365.
This clearly isn’t an easy fight for making our UFC betting predictions, but Kevin Lee has a definite advantage as a wrestler and could make the most of his significantly longer 7” reach. The betting tip in this bout is for the younger man to prevail, with Lee winning the fight.
UFC Pick: Fight Result – Kevin Lee to win @ -110 (bet365)