The main event of UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot on Saturday features ranked lightweight contenders Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot. Their five-round showdown, which carries title-shot implications, will top the main UFC fight card starting at 7 p.m. ET from the Apex facility in Las Vegas. The No. 6-ranked Fiziev is considered one of the division's most lethal strikers and has eight knockouts among his 12 career victories. He faces a daunting matchup against the No. 7-ranked Gamrot, whose speed wrestling and ground-game expertise have derailed numerous opponents. The winner will enter the title picture in the top-heavy division.
Fiziev is a -155 favorite (risk $155 to win $100), while Gamrot comes back at +130 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot odds. In the co-main event, featherweight contenders take the spotlight when Bryce Mitchell (-210) takes on Dan Ige (+170). Before locking in any picks for UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot, make sure you see the MMA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Daniel Vithlani.
Vithlani is a highly analytical UFC bettor who profited more than $6,200 for $100 bettors in 2022. This includes a documented 24-14 record on his well-respected, two-leg parlays. Every pick was documented on his public Instagram account.
From breaking down film and following fighters and their camps closely, to tracking sharp action and betting market signals, Vithlani covers the breadth of the MMA betting landscape top to bottom. He also trains amateur boxers and speaks regularly with MMA fighters to understand the sport's nuances.
In his SportsLine debut for UFC 283 in January, Vithlani swept the main card and has been a consistent winner ever since. At UFC 292, he called the upset for underdog Sean O'Malley (+210) against Aljamain Sterling (-250) in the bantamweight main event. Anyone who has followed Vithlani already has seen massive returns.
Now, with UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot on deck, Vithlani has scoured the card from top to bottom and released his top selections. Vithlani's UFC Fight Night picks are only available at SportsLine.
UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot preview
Fiziev and Gamrot have both long been considered among the most promising prospects in a division that is top heavy with proven veterans. Although No. 2-ranked contender Justin Gaethje could be considered a logical next choice for a title fight, he already has come up short twice in title bouts and the UFC brass could prefer the winner of Saturday's main event.
Coincidentally, Fiziev (12-2) lost a majority decision to Gaethje in March in an action-packed brawl that earned Fight of the Night honors. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak, and an impressive performance Saturday could still catapult him into title contention.
Fiziev is a power puncher who is known for walking down his opponents and maintaining a torrid pace. The 30-year-old Kazakhstan native has seen three of his past four wins come by knockout and he has received five consecutive performance bonuses.
He faces a stylistic contrast in Gamrot (22-2), who is known for his technical expertise in multiple disciplines and is among the division's top wrestlers and grapplers. He has won five of his past six appearances with the lone defeat coming to No. 4-ranked Beneil Dariush.
In his last outing, the 32-year-old Polish fighter relied on his ground game to manage a split decision against power puncher Jalin Turner, and Fiziev should present similar challenges. You can only see who to pick at UFC Fight Night here.
UFC Fight Night predictions
We'll reveal one of Vithlani's UFC Fight Night picks here: He is siding with Marina Rodriguez (-310) to get her hand raised against Michelle Waterson-Gomez (+250) in a battle of women's strawweight contenders on the main card.
Both fighters were once scaling the UFC rankings before recent setbacks threatened their status as potential title-contenders. Rodriguez (16-3-2) is primarily a striker and Muay Thai specialist who has gone 6-3-2 in 11 UFC outings. The Brazilian fighter once had a four-fight winning streak that included wins over coveted prospects Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Ribas, but she has since dropped back-to-back fights. Rodriguez also defeated Waterson-Gomez by decision in May 2021.
Waterson-Gomez is a former Invicta FC champion who joined the UFC as a coveted prospect. The karate specialist has struggled against upper-tier competition and dropped five of her past six fights. However, two of those defeats came by split decision.
"Rodriguez is a crisp boxer with sting in her shots. When she keeps a fight standing, her striking is tough to deal with. Waterson-Gomez is a tough veteran kickboxer who can also grapple. She would be wise to do so, but I don't envision her effectively wrestling for two rounds," Vithlani told SportsLine. See who else to back here.
How to make UFC Fight Night picks
Vithlani has strong picks for Fiziev vs. Gamrot and other bouts on the UFC Fight Night card. He's also backing a fighter who "is at the peak of his game" to emerge with a dominant victory. Those picks are only available at SportsLine.
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UFC Fight Night odds, fight card
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Rafael Fiziev (-155) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (+130)
Bryce Mitchell (-210) vs. Dan Ige (+170)
Ricardo Ramos (+115) vs. Charles Jourdain (-135)
Bryan Battle (-175) vs. AJ Fletcher (+145)
Marina Rodriguez (-310) vs. Michelle-Waterson Gomez (+250)
Daniel Argueta (-180) vs. Miles Johns (+150)
Tim Means (+145) vs. Andre Fialho (-175)
Jacob Malkoun (-485) vs. Cody Brundage (+370)
Jake Collier (+140) vs. Mohammed Usman (-160)