UFC 248 betting prediction is not an easy cake to make. Both fighters are outstanding, however, we can draw some conclusions from their previous matches and other factors that can influence the outcome of this game. UFC 248 will take place in T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, on March 7-8, 2020. The main event of the card is that Israel Adesanya is putting his middleweight title on the line against Yoel Romero. Adesanya is sofar unbeaten and the bookies’ favorites. However, the odds are tight as usual, when it comes to a title fight. Online sportsbooks in the US are ready to take your bets for the game.
While the odds are tight and Adesanya is unbeaten, Romero is a real martial arts veteran and has ten more years of experience than “The Last Stylebender”. Who the hell gives a nickname that long? Whatever, let’s brake facts down so we have a better overview and can make a better prediction for this game.
The background of the fighters
To make a good UFC 248 betting prediction, we have to check the background of the fighters and their previous matches. This is an interesting match-up indeed. Adesanya is coming from kickboxing. He still has the most titles owned by one person in King of the ring’s history. Since his UFC debut in 2012, he never got beaten and from UFC 236 he is the middleweight titleholder. He was able to defend his title once against Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was fighting against Romero two times and win all the matches with decisions. Which is hard to believe after you have seen those two times five rounds. During the first three rounds, I would have totally bet on Romero, however, things are turning around a bit by the end.
Romero is feard in the ring and coming to MMA with a professional wrestling background, having silver on the 2000s Sydney Olympics and winning the Wrestling World Cup three times. However, a long time passed since that day that Romero quit wrestling. His style is not a wrestler’s at all. If you look at his previous games he is not really looking for positions where he can take advantage of his wrestling experience. Instead, he is… well, doing straightforward destroying. Okay, that is a bit too much. If we observe his fights against Whittaker we can see that he is pushing wrestling a lot. Especially at the end when he is getting exhausted. Whittaker also has some wrestling experience and most of the time he manages to escape.
What the table of the tape is telling? – UFC 248 betting prediction
Adesanya is ten years older but exactly ten centimeters taller. Physical height is a great advantage in martial arts. It lengthens your reach which can be crucial. However, Romero’s blasting attacks can close gaps pretty fast.
Adding up all the things, the previous fights of the guys, their fighting style and their physical dimensions, our betting prediction is as follows. If Romero manages to force Adesanya into a wrestling style close combat he has great chances to win the fight thanks to his bigger thickness and hitting power. However, most probably he is not going to be able to do that due to Adesanya’s higher reach and great defense. What will most likely happen is that Adesanya is going to win by KO (punches) at round two. Well, this is our betting prediction for UFC 248. Find the greatest odds through online sportsbooks in the US and have some great fun.