Professional and amateur bettors alike will be tuned into UFC 234, which pits middleweight champion Robert Whittaker against Kelvin Gastelum. The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday from Melbourne, Australia. Whittaker was raised in Australia, making Saturday’s fight a homecoming of sorts, and his last two bouts have gone to a decision after five rounds. Meanwhile, Gastelum has TKO’d his opponent in two of his last three victories, beating Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy. He also won in a split decision last May against Jacare Souza. Vegas lists Whittaker as a -220 favorite (risk $220 to win $100) in the latest Whittaker vs. Gastelum odds after the line opened at -250. Gastelum is going off at +180 (risk $100 to win $180) as the underdog in the live UFC 234 odds after the line opened at +200.
But that’s only one-half of a highly-anticipated, yet top-heavy card. In the co-main event, legendary Anderson Silva returns to the octagon for the first time in two years as an underdog versus undefeated Israel Adesenya (15-0). After early action on Silva, Adesenya is now a -425 favorite (risk $425 to win $100), while Silva is getting +325 (risk $100 to win $325) in the latest Silva vs. Adesenya odds. Before making any UFC 234 picks, be sure to read the top MMA predictions from Kyle Marley, an MMA expert handicapper who has been on a red-hot run.
Marley won the first-ever ‘ToutMaster’ UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA wagering and daily Fantasy shows. Over the past nine months alone, $100 players who have followed Marley’s picks are up almost $18,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge.
Just two weeks ago, Marley said Henry Cejudo, a +175 underdog, would beat TJ Dillashaw by TKO — and that’s exactly what happened. He’s the same expert who called Amanda Nunes’ stunning upset of Cris Cyborg in UFC 232, and nailed Max Holloway’s TKO of Brian Ortega in UFC 231.
Now, with the fight fast approaching, Marley has studied the UFC 234 card and released his picks for every fight. He’s sharing them only over at SportsLine. We can tell you he’s backing Devonte Smith (via TKO) as a -260 favorite over Dong Hyun Ma in the latest UFC 234 odds.
“Smith has serious power, and he showed that in his Contender Series fight as well as his UFC debut, knocking out both opponents in the first round,” Marley told SportsLine. “I think we see the same thing on Saturday at Rod Laver Arena and, to me, this seems like a setup fight for him to get another highlight reel KO. His opponent has been KO’d twice already in UFC and I think he’ll be put unconscious here again, probably early on.”
Marley also has very strong Whittaker vs. Gastelum and Silva vs. Adesanya picks. He’s only sharing who to back for every bout on the UFC 234 fight card at SportsLine.
Who wins Whittaker vs. Gastelum and Silva vs. Adesenya? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed UFC 234 picks for every match, all from the sizzling expert who’s up nearly $18,000 on MMA in the last nine months alone.