- Odds: Israel Adesanya -275, Yoel Romero +210.
- Date & Location: Sat, March 7, Las Vegas.
- Prediction: Israel Adesanya by decision.
UFC 248 goes down Saturday March 7 in Las Vegas. Headlined by Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero with the middleweight title on the line. Adesanya is the firm betting favorite across all the top online sportsbooks we’ve reviewed here.
Adesanya vs. Romeo Odds
According to the latest UFC 248 odds, the fans are backing Adesanya even more as the fight draws closer. Stylebender currently has a 73.3% winning probability over Romero for UFC 248. You would have to bet $275 to profit $100. The betting value of Romero as an underdog is strong, bet $100 to win $210.
We have seen Israel Adesanya overcome adversity to win. The Kelvin Gastelum fight is a perfect example of this. However, Romero brings an even bigger threat than Gastelum. With his explosive style Romero should use his strength to grapple with Izzy and wear him out, while utilizing powerful shots while on the inside. This could be Romeo’s key to victory.
For Adesanya he has the movement and striking advantage. There is a 12 year age gap between the two which is similar to when Adesanya fought a past his prime Anderson Silva. Expect Adesanya to be the busier fighter but Romeo will be in the fight the whole way through. While using his reach to keep out of range and counterstrike Romero, to pick up enough to get a dominant win on the judges score cards.
Pick: Adesanya by Decision.
UFC 248 Fight Week News
All your latest UFC news and rumours compiled into one handy feed below.
Earlier this week, a video surfaced of a mark on Israel Adesanya’s arm. Izzy himself confirmed that it was indeed staff infection, but he wasn’t too concerned with it.
As reported first by Sherdog.com “It’s just a little something, a little scrape of myself,” he said. “That s—t happens, but whatever. I’ll rub it on his face when it’s time.”
Cuban Muscle Crisis
Meanwhile over at Yoel Romeo’s camp, the Cuban is expecting a tougher weight cut than usual.
As noted by MMAmania.com “198, muy bien,” Romero said. “Normally I am 202, depending. It is totally different now. Now I have time for training. That is the difference. I have a time for my training, in my camp. No excuses. It’s no problem for me when I have time for my training. I am not thinking about my weight for my fight. I am thinking about my training camp. Because you need to lose your weight in training camp.”
Were confident that the ripped 42 year old will make weight just in time for Friday’s weight in,