Jairzinho Rozenstruik says he is content with waiting for a title shot, as long as one is eventually presented when his resume merits the call. The third-ranked slugger will work towards that endeavor on Saturday when he faces seventh-ranked upstart Cyril Gane in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane. The battle of ranked heavyweights tops the bill from the Apex facility in Las Vegas, with the main UFC fight card slated for 8 p.m. ET. The winner will gain equity towards title-bout consideration, but might also have to exhibit patience with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suddenly thrust into the heavyweight title picture.
Gane is a -265 favorite (risk $265 to win $100), while Rozenstruik is a +225 underdog (risk $100 to win $225) in the latest Rozenstruik vs. Gane odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane, Magomed Ankalaev (-350) meets Nikita Krylov (+290) in a matchup of light heavyweight contenders. Before making any UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane predictions of your own, make sure you check out the MMA predictions from SportsLine 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 professional MMA card and does extensive research before each event.
Over the past 24 months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley's picks are up more than $21,000. Already in 2021, the accomplished MMA analyst has built on his memorable 2020 run and has now connected on 27 of his last UFC 38 main-event selections, a stretch that includes a streak of five straight underdogs.
Last week at UFC Fight Night, Marley told SportsLine members to back Chris Daukaus (-165) against Aleksei Oleinik (+145) in a matchup of heavyweight contenders on the main card. Daukaus brought nonstop pressure from the opening bell and stopped Oleinik in the first round to give Marley's followers another winner. Anyone who has consistently followed Marley is way up.
Now, with UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane 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.
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane preview
Marley knows the main event will play a pivotal role in a once-dormant division that is now seeing plenty of action. Fourth-ranked Derrick Lewis just upset second-rated Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night last weekend, while champion Stipe Miocic is set for a rematch with Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 next month. In short, the winner of Saturday's main event could have a chance to fight Lewis next with a title shot on the line.
Similar to Lewis, Rozenstruik (10-1), 32, is a noted knockout artist who has stopped his opponent in all five of his UFC victories. His resume includes stoppages against former champion Andre Arlovski and former title-challenger Alistair Overeem.
The rugged Surinamese slugger suffered a 20-second knockout loss to Ngannou last May, but bounced back with an impressive second-round stoppage of Junior dos Santos, another former champion, in their August fight.
Gane (7-0) is widely considered one of the most well-rounded prospects in the heavyweight division in recent memory. His versatility is shown in his record, as three of his wins have come by knockout, three by submission, and one by decision.
The 30-year-old Frenchman defeated another well-regarded prospect, Tanner Boser, by decision in their December 2019 fight before finishing dos Santos in the second round in December of last year. You can only see Marley's coveted Gane vs. Rozenstruik picks here.
UFC Fight Night 188 predictions
We'll share one of Marley's UFC Fight night predictions here: He is backing Mayra Bueno Silva (-140) to get her hand raised by decision against Montana De La Rosa (+120) in a clash of women's flyweight prospects on the main card.
De La Rosa (11-6) came to the attention of the UFC with two victories on its reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," including one against fellow UFC prospect Rachael Ostovich. The 26-year-old grappling specialist has split four bouts under the UFC banner and went 1-1 in 2020. She is looking to rebound from a decision loss against Viviane Araujo. Eight of her 11 career MMA victories have come by submission.
Silva (7-1) appears to be on the UFC's radar as a rising contender following a 2-1 mark in three appearances for the promotion. What's more, she received a Fight of the Night bonus for her action-filled bout in a loss against Maryna Moroz last March. The 29-year-old Brazilian bounced back to earn a decision victory against Mara Romero Borella in September.
"Silva has solid striking and I don't see De La Rosa wanting to strike for long," Marley told SportsLine. "I have to take Silva because the biggest edge is her striking and she also could be an even better grappler."
How to make UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane picks
Marley also has strong picks for Rozenstruik vs. Gane and every other bout on the UFC Fight Night card. He's also backing one "super aggressive" fighter to score a monster upset. Those selections are only available here.
Who wins Rozenstruik vs. Gane? 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 in the past 24 months, and find out.
UFC Fight Night odds
Ciryl Gane (-265) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (+225)
Magomed Ankalaev (-350) vs. Nikita Krylov (+290)
Mayra Bueno Silva (-140) vs. Montana de La Rosa (+120)
Jimmie Rivera (-145) vs. Pedro Munhoz (+125)
Angela Hill (-290) vs. Ashley Yoder (+245)
Alex Caceres (-220) vs. Kevin Croom (+190)
Alexander Hernandez (-185) vs. Thiago Moises (+165)
Sabina Mazo (-200) vs. Alexis Davis (+170)
William Knight (-110) vs. Alonzo Menifield (-110)
Ronnie Lawrence (-160) vs. Vince Cachero (+140)
Dustin Jacoby (-175) vs. Maxim Grishin (+155)