The Ultimate Fighting Championship has spent the last five weeks at the Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but on Saturday it will make a return to the UFC Apex Facility at company headquarters in Las Vegas. UFC legend Anderson Silva will be making his final journey into the Octagon and it will be his first time fighting in the smaller ring at The Apex. The longest-reigning UFC champion in history has lost six of his last eight fights and he'll take on No. 10-ranked middleweight Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva on Saturday.
The 12-fight card begins at 4 p.m. ET with the main fight card beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The 45-year-old Silva is a +190 (bet $100 to win $190) underdog to win, with Hall at -220 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva odds from William Hill. Before locking in your UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva picks, make sure you check out the predictions from SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley.
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 single UFC card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past 21 months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley's MMA picks are up more than $21,000. The accomplished MMA analyst has been on a memorable run in 2020, as he has connected on 23 of his last 29 UFC main event picks, a stretch that included a streak of five straight underdogs.
Last week, Marley accurately called a submission victory for Khabib Nurmagomedov (-320) against Justin Gaethje (+280) in the UFC 254 main event for the unified lightweight title. The accomplished analyst also predicted a decision victory for Robert Whittaker (+100) against Jared Cannonier (-120) in a top-five matchup of middleweights in the co-main event as part of a perfect 6-0 main card for SportsLine readers. Anyone who has consistently followed Marley is way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Hall fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every fight. Those selections are only available here.
Silva vs. Hall preview
Marley knows Silva (34-10-1) will be motivated to end his UFC career on a high note, at least in part to dissipate his growing reputation as a sympathetic hanger-on who failed to recognize when it was time to call it quits. The bulk of his 10 losses have come during his last eight fights, a streak in which he has notched just one victory.
The 45-year-old Brazilian rose to stardom behind a first-round knockout of Rich Franklin at UFC 64 in October 2006 that started his reign as middleweight champion. His slick athleticism and polished skill set made him appear invincible at times, and 12 of his 14 title defenses came by stoppage.
His historic run came to an end with two memorable stoppage losses in 2013 against Chris Weidman, and Silva has since struggled to remain competitive in the UFC. His last fight resulted in a first-round stoppage loss against the third-ranked Cannonier in May of last year.
The battle-tested Hall (15-9) gained recognition for a memorable split-decision loss against Kelvin Gastelum on "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2013.
The 36-year-old Jamaican won three of his first four UFC fights, but has struggled to maintain traction while facing a gauntlet of world-class opponents. His resume includes losses to Whittaker and recent title-challenger Paulo Costa.
However, the rugged slugger also split a pair of fights with perennial contender Gegard Mousasi, who now competes for Bellator, and has a win against former title challenger Thiago Santos. Hall also upset rising contender Antonio Carlos Junior with a split decision in their September 2019 fight. You can see Marley's coveted Hall vs. Silva picks here.
UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva predictions
We'll reveal one of Marley's UFC Fight Night selections here: He is backing Adrian Yanez (-350) to get the decisive win over Victor Rodriguez in a bantamweight bout. Both men are making their UFC debuts, but Yanez is the more highly-touted fighter after scoring an impressive first-round knockout in Dana White's Contender Series in August.
Yanez is now 11-3 and is entering Saturday with four consecutive wins under his belt. Three of those victories were by knockout and Rodriguez has been both submitted and choked already during his six-fight career in Alaska. Rodriguez is also making his UFC debut on short notice while Yanez has had months to prepare for his.
"Yanez's hands are legit and he's clearly the better striker. Rodriguez is going to need to use his wrestling and that is his path to victory," Marley told SportsLine. "Yanez has looked like the real deal and I think he gets a knockout before Round 3."
How to make UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva picks
Marley also has strong picks for Silva vs. Hall and every other bout on the UFC Fight Night card. He is also backing a fighter who "has an edge anywhere his fight goes." Those selections are only available at SportsLine.
Who wins Silva vs. Hall? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on every fight at UFC Fight Night, all from the incomparable expert who's up more than $21,000 on MMA picks and nailed 23 of the last 29 UFC main events, and find out.
UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Hall odds
Uriah Hall (-220) vs. Anderson Silva (+190)
Bryce Mitchell (-150) vs. Andre Fili (+130)
Kevin Holland (-150) vs. Makhmud Muradov (+130)
Greg Hardy (-320) vs. Maurice Greene (+260)
Bobby Green (-280) vs. Thiago Moises (+240)
Alexander Hernandez (-350) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (+290)
Adrian Yanez (-350) vs. Victor Rodriguez (+290)
Sean Strickland (-320) vs. Jack Marshman (+260)
Jason Witt (-140) vs. Cole Williams (+120)
Dustin Jacoby (-320) vs. Justin Ledet (+260)
Miles Johns (-175) vs. Kevin Nativdad (+155)