Two title fights highlight the UFC 275 card Saturday anchored by light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira making his first title defense against secondranked contender Jiri Prochazka in the main event. from Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang Singapore. Teixeira waited more than seven years between title shots but made the most of his second opportunity last October when he submitted former titleholder Jan Blachowicz to become the champion. His first defense comes against a celebrated prospect in the powerful Prochazka who dominated the competition in various promotions before joining the UFC two years ago.
Prochazka is a 200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100) while Teixeira comes back at +170 in the latest UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Procházka odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Another title is at stake in the comain event as women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (700) meets No. 4ranked contender Taila Santos (+500). Before making any UFC 275 picks make sure you check out the MMA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Kyle Marley.
Marley won the firstever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every professional MMA card and does extensive research before each event. Over the past threeplus years $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $13000. The accomplished MMA analyst has now connected on 57 of his last UFC 90 mainevent selections a stretch that includes just three defeats in 2022.
Marley kicked off the 2022 UFC season in January by telling SportsLine members to support Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimousdecision victory gave Marley’s followers another easy winner. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
Teixeira submitted the battletested Blachowicz with little trouble and he also submitted rising prospects Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba as part of a fivefight winning streak that earned him his second title shot. The champion will again need to rely on his ground game to beat Prochazka (2831) who is a feared striker and one of the most anticipated UFC freeagent signees in recent memory. The 29yearold Czech Republic native has 25 knockouts among his 28 career victories and he became a dominant champion in the respected Rizin promotion. His last fight with Rizin resulted in a firstround knockout of UFC alum C.B. Last May he overcame some early adversity in a titleeliminator against recent title challenger Dominick Reyes and stopped Reyes in the second round of a seesaw brawl that saw both combatants earn Fight of the Night bonuses. See who to back here.
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We’ll share one of Marley’s UFC 275 selections here: He is going with Manel Kape (230) to get the nod against Rogerio Bontorin (+195) in a matchup of flyweight prospects on the main card. Kape (176) is a power puncher who has seen 11 of his 17 MMA wins come by knockout including his last two against fellow UFC prospects. Bontorin (1642) is a grappling specialist who was once a highly regarded prospect but has lost three straight against toptier competition. “I don’t see Bontorin having anything to offer on the feet but he should have a decent edge on the ground. I anticipate this fight mainly taking place on the feet so I will take Kape” Marley told.
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Marley also has strong picks for Teixeira vs. Prochazka and every other bout on the UFC 275 card. He’s also backing a fighter to “mix in a full MMA game plan” on the way to a dominant victory.