UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac Odds, Predictions: Top MMA Expert Reveals Surprising Fight Card Picks
Heavyweight Sergey Spivak makes headlines for the first time in his career on Saturday when he takes on sturdy veteran Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac. The ranked fighter bout will anchor the main card of UFC Fight Night (1 p.m. ET) from the Apex facility in Las Vegas. 12th-ranked Spivak is among a number of young heavyweights who have influenced the division in recent years. He has won behind wins in five of his last six but is making a big step up in the competition against Lewis in 7th place. The two-time title challenger has lost three of his last four but is likely to climb back into the top five with an impressive performance on Saturday.
Spivak is a -235 betting favorite (risk $235 to win $100), while Lewis is rated +195 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak Odds by Caesars Sportsbook. In the co-main event, the light heavyweight prospect takes the cage as Da Un Jung (-235) meets Devin Clark (+195). Before committing to UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, be sure to read SportsLine expert Kyle Marley’s MMA predictions and betting tips.
Marley won the first-ever UFC betting competition “ToutMaster” sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and is a regular performer on several MMA betting and daily fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every professional MMA card and does extensive research before each event.
In the past four years, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s tips have gained almost $12,000. Last year, the accomplished MMA analyst kicked off the UFC season by telling SportsLine members to support Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (-240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimous victory gave Marley’s supporters another easy winner. Everyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.
Now that UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak is coming up, Marley has studied the card from top to bottom and revealed his top picks and predictions. Marley’s UFC Fight Night picks are exclusive to SportsLine.
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak Preview
The heavyweight division is now in a period of transition following the departure of former champion Francis Ngannou, who left promotion and the title vacant after failing to agree a new contract with the UFC. Frontrunner Ciryl Gane faces former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who has not contested for more than three years, at UFC 285 in March for the heavyweight belt.
The sizable group of viable contenders among them will be battling for position in the leaderboard in hopes of landing the next title fight or maybe a title eliminator. Either Lewis or Spivak can start the title fight with an impressive performance on Saturday.
Lewis (26-10-1) is a nine-year UFC veteran who has competed against some of the division’s biggest names but has come up short twice in title fights against Gane and former champion Daniel Cormier. His resume includes a KO win over Curtis Blaydes in 4th place and a decision win over Ngannou.
His explosive power makes Lewis a menace in any matchup, but recent results have many MMA watchers wondering if the 37-year-old’s best days are behind him. Each of his last three losses have come within three rounds by stoppage to younger competitors. Lewis can stop that narrative should he get past the versatile Spivak (15-3), who is 6-3 in nine UFC appearances but has faced mostly modest competition up to this point.
The highlight of the Russian fighter’s resume is a second-round submission to 5th-ranked Tai Tuivasa, who defeated Lewis at UFC 271 in February last year. But Spivak has also suffered losses against veteran Marcin Tybura and colleague Tom Aspinall. You can only see who to pick at UFC Fight Night at SportsLine.
UFC Fight Night Predictions
We’re sharing one of Marley’s UFC Fight Night picks here: He sides with Ji Yeon Kim (-265) to raise her hand against Mandy Bohm (+215) in a women’s flyweight matchup on the preliminary card.
Kim (9-6-2) is a versatile fighter who came to the UFC with an undefeated record after strong performances in promotion opportunities such as Top FC and Gladiator. The six-year UFC veteran won two of her first three fights with promotion but struggled to assert herself against top-flight rivals. The South Korean native suffered a split-decision loss to Joselyne Edwards at UFC 277 in July last year.
Boehm (7-2) similarly entered the UFC with an impeccable record and some hype after earning promotion to the German MMA Championship 6-0 and a stint at Bellator. The German fighter is still searching for her first UFC win following a decision loss to Victoria Leonardo last July.
“Kim has lost four fights in a row but they were close and against better competition. I can see that this fight is mostly on the feet and Kim is the better and more voluminous forward. Give me Kim by choice,” Marley told SportsLine. See who else supports here.
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Marley has strong picks for Lewis vs. Spivak and every other fight on the UFC Fight Night card. He’s also backing a fighter who is “the better, higher volume forward” to emerge with a big win. Marley’s selection and MMA analysis are only available at SportsLine.
Who Will Win UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now for in-depth tips on every fight at UFC Fight Night, all from the peerless expert who has won nearly $12,000 in MMA over the past four years, and find out.
UFC Fight Night Odds, Fight Card
Check out full UFC Fight Night tips, predictions and best bets here.
Sergey Spivak (-235) vs Derrick Lewis (+195)
Da Un Jung (-235) vs. Devin Clark (+195)
Marcin Tybura (-140) vs Blagoi Ivanov (+120)
Doo Ho Choi (-195) vs. Kyle Nelson (+165)
Yusaku Kinoshita (-285) vs Adam Fugitt (+230)
Anshul Jubli (-115) vs. Jeka Saragih (-105)
Rinya Nakamura (-440) vs. Toshomi Kazama (+335)
Hyun Sung Park (-205) vs. Sung Guk Choi (+170)
Jun Yong Park (-210) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (+175)
Ji Yeon Kim (-265) vs. Mandy Bohm (+215)
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