UFC 230 Predictions

UFC 230 Predictions 11/3/18, Who will win Cormier vs. Lewis?

The UFC Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs tonight in the main event of UFC 230. Here’s our predictions for three of the night’s featured bouts.

UFC 230 will be held from Madison Square Garden in New York city. The main card for the event will begin at 10PM ET and air live on PPV.

Bet on UFC 230 Odds

24317 Derrick Lewis vs. 24318 Daniel Cormier

Tonight’s main event features Daniel Cormier (21-1) defending his newly-won UFC Heavyweight Championship against Derrick Lewis (21-5). According to the latest oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Cormier is the heavy favorite, as he is getting odds of -650 to win. Lewis is listed with a money line of +475 to win. Lewis actually just fought a month ago at UFC 229, knocking out Alexander Volkov. He has a major size edge on Cormier and huge punching power, but has questionable cardio and an ailing back that leaves him somewhat immobile. Cormier, who is also the light heavyweight champion, won the heavyweight belt in July with a knockout of Stipe Miocic. He comes into this fight with a hand injury, which could be an issue. Cormier has gained confidence in his striking, but if he is smart he will make Lewis grapple and tire quickly. From there, Cormier can control the fight and win by ground-and-pound or submission. If he decides to stand with Lewis, Lewis can land one of those big punches and pull off the upset. I don’t love the line for Cormier, but think he will win, so consider using him as part of a parlay. UFC 230 Prediction: Daniel Cormier -650

24305 Chris Weidman vs. 24306 Ronaldo Souza

The co-main event is a middleweight bout between former champ Chris Weidman (14-3) and top contender Ronaldo Souza (25-6). According to the latest oddsmakers, Weidman is listed as a -170 favorite to win. Souza is being given odds of +150 to prevail. Weidman ended a 3-fight losing streak in July of 2017 with a win over Kelvin Gastelum, but injuries have plagued him over the years. Souza last fought in May, losing a split decision to Gastelum. Despite the different results against common opponents, I like the underdog in this one. Weidman hasn’t been able to get into cage often, which should impact his conditioning and movement. Souza has the capability of winning this fight anywhere it goes and I expect his pace to be too much for Weidman, who will get caught in a submission in the third round. UFC 230 Prediction: Ronaldo Souza +150

24309 Derek Brunson vs. 24310 Israel Adesanya

In another middleweight contest, Derek Brunson (18-6) faces unbeaten fighter Israel Adesanya (14-0). Oddsmakers have Adesanya as the favorite, giving him odds of -300 to win. Brunson is listed with a money line of +250 to prevail. Brunson is coming off a KO loss to Souza back in January, but he is just 2-3 in his last five fights. Adesanya has won his first three fights in the UFC, but facing a dangerous opponent. Brunson is a kill-or-be-killed type of guy. Eight of his last nine fights have been decided in the first round. He comes out fast and is looking for the KO and willing to eat a punch to get it. Adesanya is more composed and takes his time. I think that could be an issue here. Brunson is going to force Adesanya to fight his pace and I think it will force the unbeaten fighter into a mistake. I like Brunson to land that key punch early and get the win in an upset. UFC 230 Prediction: Derek Brunson +250


Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 241 Predictions The UFC Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs in a rematch from a big fight in 2018. Here’s a closer look at some picks to consider for UFC 241...
Thumbnail UFC 240 Predictions The UFC Featherweight Championship is up for grabs when the current champ faces a former lightweight champ in the main event of UFC 240. Here’s some picks to consider for the card...
Thumbnail Pacquiao vs. Thurman Prediction One of the great boxers in history returns to the ring tonight to face an unbeaten opponent as Manny Pacquiao faces off with Keith Thurman. Who will come away with...
Thumbnail UFC 239 Predictions Two UFC championships are on the line tonight when UFC 239 takes place in Las Vegas. Here are some predictions for the main card this...
Thumbnail UFC 238 Predictions The UFC returns to PPV tonight when two championships are on the line as part of UFC 238. Here’s some of the fighters we like to prevail tonight.

Recent Discussions Other Sports

PGA Golf BMW Championship on Wed, Aug 2019 by Shazman
PGA FedEX Cup Round One - Northern Trust on Wed, Aug 2019 by Shazman
British Open Preview on Wed, Jul 2019 by Shazman
Women’s World Cup on Sat, Jul 2019 by Surfer