The opportunity to become a two-division champion in the UFC is something that is only afforded to the most elite fighters, and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo gets his chance on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago for UFC 238. Cejudo takes on Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight championship and Moraes enters the fight coming off three consecutive first-round stoppages. He is listed as the -120 (risk $120 to win $100) favorite in the latest Moraes vs. Cejudo odds, with Cejudo going off at even money. However, that’s not the only title fight as Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight title against Jessica Eye. The champion is the -1400 favorite in the latest Shevchenko vs. Eye odds, with Eye getting +925 (risk $100 to win $925) as the underdog. The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET, and before finalizing your UFC 238 picks, be sure to check out the predictions from SportsLine MMA guru Kyle Marley.
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 Tai Tuivasa (-145) over Blagoy Ivanov (+125) via unanimous decision in a heavyweight bout on the main card. Tuivasa brings an 8-1 career record into this fight, while Ivanov is 17-2.
“I haven’t been impressed with Ivanov so far in his career,” Marley told SportsLine. “This should be a fight that plays out on the feet, and Tuivasa is going to be the guy pushing forwards, throwing more volume, and has more power in his shots. These are heavyweights, so either guy could go out with one shot, but I think it’s more likely that it would be Ivanov getting put to sleep.”
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.