Henry Cejudo’s willingness to meet challenges has earned him a UFC title and a growing contingent of fans. The flyweight champion embraces another major test Saturday night when takes on Marlon Moraes in the UFC 238 main event for the vacant bantamweight title. The 13-fight UFC 238 card takes place at the United Center in Chicago. The preliminary card is set for 8 p.m. ET, followed by the main UFC 238 fight card at 10 p.m. ET. Cejudo (14-2) has beaten former world champions Demetrious Johnson and T.J. Dillashaw in his last two bouts, but this week he told the media that Moraes will be the toughest opponent of his career. Moraes (22-5-1) is the top-rated bantamweight contender and has notched four consecutive victories. He is also a -120 Vegas favorite (risk $120 to win $100), while Cejudo is at even money (risk $100 to win $100) in the latest Cejudo vs. Moraes odds. In the co-main event, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (-1,400) takes on No. 1-rated challenger Jessica Eye (+925). Before you set your UFC 238 picks, listen to what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say.
Marley won the first-ever “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 single UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up nearly $22,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge. Just last week at UFC Fight Night 153, Marley told SportsLine members to back Frank Camacho (-110) against Nick Hein (-110) in a lightweight bout. He reasoned that Camacho’s striking skills and volume would be the difference, and that’s exactly what happened as he managed a late second-round knockout.
What’s more, at UFC Fight Night 151 three weeks ago, Marley went a stunning 11-1 and netted $100 bettors nearly $1,000 in profit! His selections included accurately predicting that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (+110) would pull the upset of Al Iaquinta (-130) in the main event. Anyone who has followed Marley’s advice is up huge.
Now, with UFC 238 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-fight card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing those selections only over at SportsLine.
Marley knows the main event could evolve into a proverbial super fight as it involves two of the UFC’s fastest-rising stars.
Cejudo, 32, captured the flyweight title in August 2018 with a stunning upset of long-reigning former champion Demetrious Johnson, who had won nine straight fights. Cejudo followed up that performance with another upset of Dillashaw, who moved down a weight class in an effort to become a double UFC champion. Cejudo stopped Dillashaw 32 seconds into the first round.
Moraes, 31, has won four straight UFC bouts following a loss in his debut with the promotion. He is the former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion who left the promotion following 11 consecutive victories and five title defenses. He is coming off a submission win in a February rematch against Raphael Assuncao, who won their first match in 2017.
One of Marley’s UFC 238 picks that we can share: He is backing Karolina Kowalkiewicz (-145) to get the best of Alexa Grasso (+125) in an undercard matchup of top-15 women’s strawweights.
Kowalkiewicz (12-4) looks to snap a two-fight losing streak as she comes off a March decision loss to Michelle Waterson. She opened her UFC career in late 2015 with three straight victories, and her last seven wins have all come via decision. Meanwhile, Grasso (10-2) has lost two of her last three bouts and aims to rebound from a submission defeat against Tatiana Suarez over a year ago.
“The line is right because Kowalkiewicz should have the edge in volume. She looks to throw punches in bunches, and volume should get it done on the judges’ scorecards,” Marley told SportsLine.
Marley also has strong picks for Cejudo vs. Moraes, Shevchenko vs. Eye and every other bout on the stacked UFC 238 card. You absolutely need to see them before locking in any UFC 238 picks of your own.
Who wins Cejudo vs. Moraes and Shevchenko vs. Eye? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on all 13 fights at UFC 238, all from the incomparable expert who’s up nearly $22,000 on MMA in the past year, and find out.