Machida vs. Romero Free Pick

mma-machida01-360

HOLLYWOOD, FL (The Spread) – Can Lyoto Machida remain in the mix in the middleweight division when he faces Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC Fight Night.

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

Machida (22-6) is a former UFC champion at 205 pounds but he has since moved down to 185 pounds. He is just 1-2 in his last three bouts, losing to the current champion and No.1 contender. Romero (9-1) is a bit newer to the scene. He is 5-0 in the UFC and looking to pick up the biggest win of his career to this point.

The latest odds according to the sportsbooks have Machida favored in the fight, as he is getting odds of -190 to win, while Romero has odds of +155 to win tonight. This fight is the main event of UFC Fight Night from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and will air live on Fox Sports 1 at 10PM ET.

Despite a rough year, Machida is still one of the best there is. Romero has his hands full tonight. While Romero has big power, he is going to be a little slower than Machida, due to his muscular frame. Machida should be able to stick and move and hit his powerful counter strikes while Romero tires out throughout the bout, carrying a lot of muscle mass. As this fight hits the later rounds, Machida should be able to capitalize and score a TKO or submission finish.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT FREE PICK: Lyoto Machida -190

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 234 Predictions The UFC Middleweight Championship is up for grabs tonight in the main event of UFC 234 in Australia. Here’s our predictions for tonight’s card.
Thumbnail Pacquiao vs. Broner Prediction One of the all-time greats in boxing steps back into the ring tonight as Manny Pacquiao faces Adrian Broner. Here’s our breakdown of the fight and our prediction for...
Thumbnail UFC Fight Night Predictions The UFC is set to make its debut on ESPN programming tonight with UFC Fight Night on ESPN+. Here’s some picks we like for tonight’s card.
Thumbnail UFC 232 Predictions Two UFC championships will be up for grabs tonight when UFC 232 takes place in Los Angeles. Here’s our predictions for the key fights set to take place.
Thumbnail UFC 231 Predictions Two UFC championships will be up for grabs tonight when UFC 231 takes place. Here’s our predictions for some of the fights on tonight’s main card.