A clear difference is immediately apparent for this Saturday night’s UFC betting Card from Las Vegas. To illuminate UFC 248 will feature not one but two championship fights on the main card. Israel Adesanya will face Yoel Romero for the middleweight title. And in women’s strawweight action Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Zhang Weili for the championship belt. A total of five fights on the ESPN Pay Per View main card. Without question, this is one of the biggest UFC nights of the entire year!
UFC 248 Adesanya vs. Romero
|Date and Time:||Saturday, March 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 248 TV Coverage:||ESPN PPV|
|UFC 248 Betting odds at SBG:||Israel Adesanya -256 vs. Yoel Romero +203, Joanna Jedrzejczyk +153 vs. Zhang Weili -182, Beneil Dariush -154 vs. Drakkar Klose +137, Li Jingliang -172 vs. Neil Magny +143, Alex Oliveira -147 vs. Max Griffin +123|
UFC 248 Adesanya vs. Romero Overview
Defending middleweight champion Israel Adesanya opened as a solid online wagering favorite against challenger Yoel Romero. While defending women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili is a smaller favorite against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Both fights have already generated a lot of early betting activity which is expected to fluctuate all the way to fight night.
Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
The account of his championship and 18-0 career record in mixed martial arts is Israel Adesanya ranked sixth for the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. “The Last Stylebender” is 18-0 with a total of 14 knockouts and four decision wins.
To begin with, Adesanya won the interim UFC middleweight championship on April 13, 2019, in a unanimous decision against Delvin Gastelum. The bout took place in Atlanta at UFC 236. He then successfully defended the championship in a second-round knockout win over Robert Whittaker on October 6, 2019, at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia.
Yoel Romero has a career record of 13-4 with 11 knockouts and two decision wins. Counter to that is one knockout and three decision defeats. Concurrently Romero is ranked third in the UFC middleweight rankings. In his only other official championship fight, Romero lost to Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision on July 8, 2017. That bout took place on July 8, 2017, in Las Vegas at UFC 213.
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Commencing with a 20-1 record and strawweight title is Zhang Weili ranked third in the UFC women’s pound for pound rankings. She has 10 knockouts, seven submissions, and three decision wins for her career. Her one loss was by decision. This will be Weili’s first title defense fight.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is 16-3 in her mixed martial arts career and is ranked fourth in the current UFC strawweight rankings. She has four knockouts, one submission, and 11 decision wins. By contrast, she has suffered one knockout and two decision losses. Jedrzejczyk held the strawweight title from 2015 through 2017 with five successful title defenses.
UFC 248 Adesanya vs. Romero Betting Picks
In this situation, Weili should have the UFC Betting advantage over Jedrzejczyk, who has already lost two attempts to get her title belt back. Meanwhile, on the men’s middleweight side Israel Adesanya is a dominant and proven champion. Furthermore, he owns up great versatility as a former boxer and kickboxer.
UFC 248 Betting Predictions: Zhang Weili and Israel Adesanya