Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his lightweight title against top contender and interim champion Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Saturday's main card from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi is set for 2 p.m. ET. Nurmagomedov is a -360 favorite (risk $360 to win $100), while Gaethje is a +280 underdog (risk $100 to win $280) in the latest Khabib vs. Gaethje odds from William Hill.
Before making any picks for UFC 254, you NEED to see the UFC predictions from SportsLine MMA expert Brandon Wise. He specializes in picking main-card fights for UFC, which has enabled him to be profitable every year! In fact, Wise went a perfect 5-0 at UFC 239 and was 4-1 at both UFC 245 and UFC 249. He also nailed Nurmagomedov's destruction of Conor McGregor in 2018, Stipe Miocic's defeat of Daniel Cormier, Max Holloway's downfall in 2019 and Gaethje's TKO victory over Tony Ferguson in May.
Since the UFC returned following a period of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wise has gone 52-32-1 while nailing the method of victory 35 times! At UFC 253, Wise accurately called a shocking upset victory for Jan Blachowicz (+220) against Dominick Reyes (-260) in their co-main event clash for the vacant light heavyweight title.
For UFC 254, we can tell you Wise is backing Lauren Murphy (-240) to get her hand raised against Liliya Shakirova (+200) in a matchup of women's flyweight prospects. He's also backing one fighter who is getting plenty of value given his current odds! You ABSOLUTELY need to see Wise's selections before making your picks!
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