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UFC 278 odds, picks: Rising expert offers selections for Usman vs. Edwards 2 and other fights for Aug. 20 showcase

Mixed martial arts expert Andrew Gombas has released his top selections for Saturday's UFC card in Utah
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Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his title on Saturday against second-ranked challenger Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC 278 in Salt Lake City. The main UFC 278 fight card is set for 10 p.m. ET from Vivint Arena. Usman is a -360 favorite (risk $360 to win $100), while Edwards is a +300 underdog (risk $100 to win $300) in the latest UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards odds from Caesars Sportsbook.

Before making any UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 picks of your own, you NEED to check out the MMA betting advice and predictions from SportsLine expert Andrew Gombas.

Gombas is a former NCAA wrestler who taps into his experience on the mat to help understand and dissect the X's and O's of MMA matchups in a manner that sets him apart from other MMA analysts. He started the MMA handicapping service MMA Knockout Bets in 2018 and has shown a profit every year since.

With more than 1,400 selections tracked by the third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, he's shown a 6% return on investment for his followers. Over the past two years, his followers have netted a profit of more than $10,000!

At UFC 275 in June, Gombas hit all of his main-card picks, and the 5-0 mark included advising SportsLine members to support Jake Matthews (+125) against Andre Fialho (-145) in a matchup of welterweight prospects. Matthews dominated from the opening bell and scored a second-round stoppage to provide Gombas' backers with another easy winner.  Anyone who has consistently followed Gombas is WAY UP! 

Now, he has locked in on UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 from every angle and released his top MMA picks. We can tell you he is backing Merab Dvalishvili (-130) to get past Jose Aldo (+110) in a matchup of ranked bantamweight contenders on the main card.

He's also backing a fighter who has "great boxing skills and serious power" to emerge with a DOMINANT victory! You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any UFC Fight Night picks of your own.

Who wins UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2? And which fighter is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine right now to see which fighters you need to be all over at UFC 278, all from the MMA insider who returned a profit of more than $10,000 over the past two years!

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