A battle of top-10 heavyweights highlights the UFC Fight Night 149 card Saturday. The 12-fight card takes place from Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary bouts start at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the main card at approximately 1 p.m. ET. In the main event, MMA icon Alistair Overeem faces Aleksei Oleinik. Overeem is a -240 sportsbook favorite (bet $240 to win $100) while Oleinik is priced as a +190 underdog (bet $100 to win $190) in the latest Overeem vs. Oleinik odds. In the co-main event, Islam Makhachev meets Arman Tsarukyan in a middleweight bout.
Before you make any UFC Fight Night 149 picks, you need to hear 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/DFS 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 more than $20,000! It's an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley's knowledge.
Just last week for the epic UFC 236 card, Marley told SportsLine members that underdog Dustin Poirier (+185) would win a close decision against Max Holloway (-225) in a bout for the interim lightweight title. That's exactly what happened, as Poirier took the upper hand in a classic and close battle between two of the UFC's top pound-for-pound fighters.
Also, in the UFC 236 co-main event, Marley predicted that favored Israel Adesanya (-175) would clip a narrow decision against the fierce Kelvin Gastelum (+155). Marley was spot on again, as Adesanya used a dominant fifth round to emerge victorious in a bout that is an early candidate for Fight of the Year.
Moreover, at UFC on ESPN 2 two weeks ago, Marley told SportsLine members that Justin Gaethje (+115) would knock out Edson Barboza in a battle of top-10 lightweights. Gaethje came out firing at the opening bell and landed a knockout blow in the first round. Anyone who has followed Marley's picks is WAY UP!
One pick we'll share for UFC Fight Night 149: Marley is backing Marcelo Golm to upset Sergei Pavlovich as a +230 underdog in a main card bout.
"All of Golm's wins have come in Round 1 and Pavlovich has nine of his 12 wins coming via first round KO as well," Marley said. "A knockout in Round 1 or 2 from either fighter is the most likely outcome and it could come down to who lands that big shot first. I don't see either one looking for takedowns here, so this will be a standup fight until one guy falls. I don't agree with the line being this spread out, so I am siding with the underdog for value."
Marley also has picks locked in for Overeem vs. Oleinik, Makhachev vs. Tsarukyan and every other fight on this stacked card. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his UFC Fight Night 149 picks before making any of your own.
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