UFC 235 Odds, Preview & Picks.

UFC 235 Odds, Preview & Picks

Written by on February 28, 2019

There is nothing quite like a big fight night in Las Vegas, which is exactly what we are getting this coming Saturday, March 2, as the UFC bandwagon rolls into town for UFC 235. The main card, which will feature 5 very good fights, will get started at 10 PM EST inside the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City, and we have a brief preview, as well as some predictions for all of those battles based on the latest UFC odds. Without further ado, let’s jump right into the action.

UFC 235 Odds, Preview & Picks

  • When: March 2, 2019
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada
  • Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Cody Garbrandt vs Pedro Munhoz

The first fight on the main card is a Bantamweight bout that will see Cody Garbrandt step back into the Octagon looking for a win after losing the last time out. That defeat took him to 11-2 in his career, and while you would like him to get the win on Saturday night, he is not going to have an easy time of it against 17-3 Pedro Munhoz.

The question is whether Munhoz will be able to handle the power that Garbrandt, who often wins early, delivers, which I don’t think he can. Garbrandt by KO.

Tecia Torres vs Weili Zhang

Tecia Torres looked like a good bet to be a serious contender in the women’s Strawweight division after going on a nice winning streak, but when asked to go up against the best, she came up short, losing to Andrade and Jedrzejczyk in back to back fights.

She is now in as a mild underdog against a Chinese fighter who we don’t really know very much about. What we do know is that she is dangerous and has an 18-1 career mark. She may prove to be too much for Torres to handle.

Robbie Lawler vs Ben Askren

When you look at a veteran fighter going against a gut stepping into the octagon under the UFC banner for the first time, you are very often looking at a serious mismatch. Robbie Lawler certainly has all the credentials, going 28-12 and winning 6 of his last 8 fights, but he is also coming off a 15-month injury layoff. Ben Askren is one of the favorites at the UFC 235 Odds.

This may be the first UFC fight for Askren, but he is coming in with a fair bit of hype surrounding him. Will Lawler shake off the rust, and can Askren avoid the jitters? I am going with the upset here and taking Lawler.

Tyron Woodley vs Kamara Usman

The co-headline bout is one that should appeal to fans who like to see fighters show off their wrestling skills, as both of these men are at their very best on the mat.

Usman may be the underdog here, but we have to remember that he is unbeaten in his time with the UFC, as well as having a 14-1 career mark. For Woodley, this will be his 5th defense of the title, and while this will not be a flashy fight, I like the champion to retain his belt via UD.

Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith

All the eyes on this fight seem to be more focused on the upcoming drug test for Jon Jones than the actual fight itself. While that is certainly a little disappointing, it is not totally surprising, as this looks like a fight designed to get Jones some action and back into shape for bigger battles to come.

Yes, Smith has proven that he can flash some power, but I don’t think he is going to get the opportunity to show it here, as I think Jones gets the job done early.

Preliminary Card

  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Johnny Walker
  • Cody Stamann vs. Alejandro Pérez
  • Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
  • Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Charles Byrd
  • Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers
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