Saturday's UFC 263 middleweight bout between Israel Adesanya vand Marvin Vettori is fast approaching and bettors are looking to cash in on the many prop bets available for the event. There are numerous UFC 263 prop bets, but among the most popular ones is how the fight will end. Adesanya (20-1) suffered his first loss as a pro in his last fight after moving up a weight class, but is looking to defend his middleweight championship. Adesanya lost his light heavyweight debut by unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz on March 6. Vettori (17-4), who is No. 3 in the UFC middleweight rankings, has won five bouts in a row.
Among the more popular Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori prop bets from William Hill Sportsbook are that the fight lasts five rounds at -137 and that Vettori will win by decision at +333. There is also a prop bet on whether the flyweight title bout between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will be won by knockout. Before locking in any UFC 263 picks or props on those fights or others on the main card, make sure you see what SportsLine MMA expert Brandon Wise has to say.
Wise specializes in picking main-card fights for UFC, which has enabled him to be profitable every year. In fact, Wise called Kamaru Usman's stoppage of Jorge Masvidal (+250) and Uriah Hall's TKO win (+210) over Chris Weidman at UFC 261. Wise went a perfect 5-0 at UFC 239 and was 4-1 at both UFC 245 and UFC 249. He also nailed Khabib Nurmagomedov's destruction of Conor McGregor in 2018, Stipe Miocic's defeat of Daniel Cormier, Max Holloway's downfall in 2019 and Justin Gaethje's TKO victory over Tony Ferguson in May of last year.
Since the UFC returned in May 2020 following a six-week period of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wise has gone 71-47-2 while nailing the method of victory 52 times. At UFC 256, Wise went 4-0-1 (the main event was a draw) and correctly nailed the method of victory in three of those winners. Those selections included calling a decision victory for Charles Oliveira (+145) against Tony Ferguson (-165) in the lightweight co-main event. At UFC 257, he correctly called a stoppage victory for Makhmud Muradov (-145) against Andrew Sanchez (+125) in a matchup of middleweight prospects on the main card.
Now, with UFC 263 fast approaching, Wise has carefully studied every main-card matchup and the available UFC 263 props and released his MMA predictions. Parlay his picks together and you're looking at a strong payout of almost 24-1. Those UFC 263 picks are available at SportsLine.
Adesanya vs. Vettori expert preview
Wise is pleasantly surprised that three years after the two first met, they are once again on a collision course for the middleweight title bout. Since turning pro in 2012, Adesanya has dominated his competition. He won his first 10 bouts by knockout, and 15 of his 20 victories have come that way. Seven of his bouts have been stopped in the first round.
Because of that dominance at the middleweight division, Adesanya tried his skills at light heavyweight at UFC 259. Things didn't go as planned, as he dropped a unanimous decision to Blachowicz in the five-round UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in Las Vegas. He has moved back down and will defend his UFC middleweight crown.
After Vettori's split-decision loss to Adesanya in 2018, he got back on track with back-to-back unanimous decision victories over Cezar Ferreira in July 2019 and Andrew Sanchez in October 2019. He followed that up by winning via submission over Karl Roberson last June and winning by unanimous decision over Jack Hermansson. This past April, he was scheduled to face Darren Till, but Till had to pull out due to a broken collarbone.
In his place, Vettori faced Kevin Holland and dominated, winning by unanimous decision. The victory upped his all-time record to 17-4 with nine of those wins coming by submission and six by decision. You can only see who Wise is backing here, and get his epic 24-1 parlay.
Top UFC 263 predictions
For his UFC 263 picks, Wise is backing Belal Muhammad (-240) to stop Demian Maia by decision in their welterweight bout, leading up to the main event. Muhammad has been nearly unstoppable of late, winning nine of his last 11 bouts. His March 13 match with Leon Edwards, however, was declared a no contest when it was stopped in the second round after Muhammad was poked in the eye and could not continue.
Maia is an MMA legend who has compiled a 28-10 all-time record. He is known as a ground-fighter and has not lost by submission in any MMA match. Since beginning his MMA career in September 2001, he has 14 wins by submission and 11 by decision.
How to make UFC 263 picks
Wise also has strong picks for Adesanya vs. Vettori and every other bout on the UFC 263 main card. He's also backing an underdog to score a decision win, netting any backer a mammoth payday. Those UFC picks, which make up his 24-1 parlay, are only available here.
Who wins Adesanya vs. Vettori? And which UFC 263 picks should you be all over? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on every main-card fight at UFC 263, all from the accomplished expert who has been profitable for six straight years, and find out.
UFC 263 odds, main fight card
Israel Adesanya (-260) v. Marvin Vettori (+210)
Deiveson Figueiredo (-220) v. Brandon Moreno (+180)
Leon Edwards (-575) v. Nate Diaz (+425)
Demian Maia (+190) v. Bella Muhammad (-230)
Paul Craig (+240) v. Jamahal Hill (-300)