The Czech Republic will host the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, and everyone from Average Joes to professional bettors will be tuned in. UFC Fight Night 145 will take place at Prague's 02 Arena, and the action-packed 13-fight card will begin with prelims at 11 a.m. ET. The main card is on the docket for around 2 p.m. ET with a pair of co-main events. In a light heavyweight bout on the UFC Fight Night 145 card, Jan Blachowicz will take on Thiago Santos. The current Blachowicz vs. Santos odds list Blachowicz as a +110 underdog, while Santos is favored at -130 (risk $130 to win $100). Then in a heavyweight rumble, Marcos Rogerio de Lima will take on 7-foot Dutchman Stefan Struve. The Rogerio de Lima vs. Struve odds have been swinging all week. After Struve opened as the underdog, he's now a slight favorite at -120, with Rogerio de Lima listed as Even. Before you make predictions for those fights or make any other UFC Fight Night 145 picks, you'll want to check out what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say. He's analyzed the UFC Fight Night 145 odds and is offering his take on all 13 fights over on SportsLine.
Marley won the first-ever "ToutMaster" UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past nine months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley's picks are up nearly $17,000. It's an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley's knowledge.
At the highly-anticipated UFC on ESPN 1 last week, Marley posted another winning record and gave followers an underdog winner when he accurately predicted Andre Fili (+120) winning by decision over Myles Jury. He advised SportsLine members that Fili's striking would be the difference in a tight fight and, sure enough, his advantage in clean blows were the difference in a 29-28 win on all three scorecards.
A month ago Marley said Henry Cejudo, a +175 underdog, would beat T.J. Dillashaw by TKO -- and that's exactly what happened. He's the same expert who called Amanda Nunes' stunning upset of Cris Cyborg in UFC 232 and nailed Max Holloway's TKO of Brian Ortega in UFC 231. At UFC 234, Marley nailed nine of 11 fights. He said, for instance, that Shane Young would beat Austin Arnett by a 30-27 unanimous decision. The result: Young won the lightweight bout with all three judges scoring it 30-27. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night 145 Prague fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the value in the latest UFC odds, and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He's sharing them only at SportsLine.
For UFC Fight Night 145 Prague, we can tell you we can tell you Marley is going with Polo Reyes (-125) to win an exciting contest against Damir Hadzovic.
Reyes has won five of his last six fights and six of his eight career decisions by KO or TKO, so he's known for his striking ability. That will come in handy against Hazovic, whose last four wins also came via strikes. Expect these two to throw down in one of the most exciting fights on the UFC Fight Night 145 fight card. In the end, Reyes' pace will give him an advantage in a fight that Marley predicts will end via unanimous decision.
"Reyes will be a bit bigger and he also strikes at a much higher pace," Marley told SportsLine. "If he lands harder strikes on his feet and is the one pushing the pace, it will be tough for Damir to get the judges' nod."
Marley also has strong picks for Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago Santos and Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Stefan Struve. He's only sharing who to back for every bout on the UFC Fight Night 145 Prague card over at SportsLine.
Who wins Blachowicz vs. Santos and Rogerio de Lima vs. Struve? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks for every fight at UFC Fight Night 145, all from the sizzling expert who's up nearly $17,000 on MMA in the past nine months alone, and find out.