UFC Fight Night 30 Picks

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MANCHESTER, England (The Spread) – UFC Fight Night 30 will be held on Saturday afternoon. Here are a few picks to consider for this event.

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UFC Fight Night 30 will take place from the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England with the main card bouts airing live on the new FOX Sports 2 at 3PM ET on Saturday. All odds are according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv.

UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT - Lyoto Machida (19-4) vs. Mark Munoz (13-3)

This is Machida’s debut at 185 pounds, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The key to this fight is that it is 5 rounds. If it was 3 rounds, Munoz would be favored with his wrestling style. Machida doesn’t stay very active, as he waits for his opponents to attach and then retaliates. Machida needs time to show his dominance in a fight and he will get that here. Munoz may have some early success, but Machida’s striking will be too much from him and the new middleweight will eventually get a KO finish in the fifth round. UFC FREE PICK – Lyoto Machida -360

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTMelvin Guillard (31-12-2) vs. Ross Pearson (15-6)

This fight should be close and competitive, but Pearson has the backing of the home crowd. Guillard likes to come out fast, but tends to fade after the first round. Pearson is a smart and cagey fighter that is good on his feet and the ground. Pearson just needs to survive the opening five minutes and then he can pick Guillard apart and pick up a big win. Look for Pearson to win via submission in the third round. UFC FREE PICK – Ross Pearson +115

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