UFC 248 Betting Odds Include One Darkhorse Contender

  • Israel Adesanya is favored to defend his Middleweight Title against Yoel Romero.
  • Weili Zhang has -200 odds to retain her Women’s strawweight title.
  • The UFC 248 Main Card will begin at 10 p.m. ET.

LAS VEGAS – The UFC once again allows bettors to capitalize on their fighters at sportsbooks as UFC 248 takes over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Two title belts will be on the line as UFC 248 features a plethora of intriguing fights on their Saturday night card. However, there are three fights that all bettors should have their eyes on including the main event and co-main event.

The main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET and those fights should be the most entertaining of the night.

Middleweight Title Fight - Israel Adesanya (-280) vs. Yoel Romero

This will be the main event of the night and shouldn’t disappoint as the undefeated Israel Adesanya (18-0-0) defends his middleweight championship belt against Yoel Romero (13-4).

Adesanya is the favorite to retain his middleweight title at many online UFC betting sites listing him at -280 odds.

Romero enters this fight and has dropped his previous two fights and a strong showing against Adesanya would seem to get his career back on track. Adesanya has the reach advantage and is more of a finesse fighter while Romero is a power puncher whose power cannot be slept on.

Expect Adesanya to come out and start working away at Romero instantly with kicks and body shots. Romero is tough and his underdog odds are listed at +220, so expect this fight to go the distance with Adesanya edging out a victory to keep his title.

Winner: Adesanya (-320)

Women’s Strawweight Title Fight - Weili Zhang (-200) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The Women’s division has seen it’s fair share of dominant fighters over the past couple of years and the Strawweight Champion Zhang (20-1-0) is one of the few fighters deserving to be in the category. She has won 20 straight fights since dropping her first career bout.

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Zhang has had a firm grip on the Strawweight belt since August and it doesn’t seem likely that she’ll be surrendering her title any time soon.

A fight against former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejcyk (16-3-0) won’t be easy and the Polish striker has +160 odds to pull off the upset and reclaim her title. Weili should edge Jedrzejczyk in this one but bettors shouldn’t be surprised if an experienced fighter like Jedrzejczyk pulls off the upset in this fight.

Winner: Zhang (-200)

Welterweight – Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang (-185)

No title belts are on the line in this fight, but it should still feel like a championship fight as Neil Magney (21-8-0) takes on Li Jingliang (17-5-0) in a Welterweight bout.

Both fighters are ranked outside of the top-15 rankings in the Welterweight division and whoever wins should be able to move up the chain, which is the first steps to getting a title shot.

Magny and Jingliang have similar fighting styles and this fight could turn into a slugfest quickly. However, in this fight take the underdog odds on Neil Magny, as he’s got the reach advantage and also because that’s where the profit lies in the fight.

Magny is worth the dice roll on a win as he’s proven he can win both on the ground or standing up and fighting. Still, Jinliang is the favorite for a reason and he’s won three straight fights coming into this match.

Winner: Neil Magny (+150)