UFC 230 goes down Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, highlighted by the Daniel Cormier-Derrick Lewis heavyweight championship bout. It's the final UFC event of the year. Before you make any picks, you need to see what renowned combat sports expert Brian Campbell picked.
CBS Sports' top MMA expert and host of the "In This Corner" podcast, Campbell has a long track record of winning picks. He recommended a Cormier (+140) and Lewis (+255) parlay at UFC 226, Rose Namajunas (+450) to win at UFC 217 and a parlay on Amanda Nunes (+225) to win and Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt to go two full rounds (+300) at UFC 200. Now, he's scoured the UFC 230 odds and locked in his top picks.
For the undercard, we can tell you Campbell likes Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (+145 at Bovada) over Chris Weidman.
"This has all the makings to be a trap fight for Weidman, the former UFC middleweight champion, at a time when a fourth loss in his last five fights would badly damage the chances he ever returns to this level," Campbell told SportsLine. "At 34, Weidman returns from a one-year layoff due to injury and simply hasn't looked like the same fighter since his title loss at UFC 196 in 2015 that began a three-fight losing skid, all by knockout, against elite foes. Souza, who replaces the injured Luke Rockhold in Saturday's co-main event, is simply the wrong fighter to face on short notice with a completely different style than Rockhold."
Campbell also has two strong picks for Lewis-Cormier, plus he's identified a prop bet you should be all over that could lead to a payout of over 5-1. Anyone who follows his lead could hit it BIG, so you absolutely need to see it before you lock in your own bets.
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