UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori odds, predictions: MMA insider shares surprising fight card picks
Israel Adesanya has already set many benchmarks in the middleweight division, and the brash champion will look to establish another when he defends the belt against third-ranked contender Marvin Vettori on Saturday night in the main event of the UFC 263. UFC 263 fight card from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The UFC 263 main card is set at 10 p.m. ET. Adesanya is undefeated in the middleweight and can register his best 10th consecutive win in the division if he beats the motivated Vettori again, who fought him to the end and ended up on the wrong side of a split decision when they first met three years ago. .
Adesanya is a -240 favorite (risk $ 240 to win $ 100), while Vettori is priced +200 in the latest Adesanya odds against William Hill Sportsbook’s Vettori. In the main co-event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is the -240 favorite in UFC 263 odds as he takes on Brandon Moreno (+200) in a rematch of their December classic that s’ ended in a draw. Before you make your own UFC 263 picks, be sure to see MMA predictions from SportsLine MMA analyst Ian Parker.
A veteran who has worked in the industry for 15 years, Parker has led some of the best in the world, including former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Costas Philippou and Gian Villante. Parker trained alongside UFC Hall of Fame member Matt Serra. Now Parker is breaking down the fights and making betting picks for UFC voice Jon Anik.
Parker is coming off a breathtaking 2020 season. On the Anik & Forian podcast, Parker scored an incredible 58-14, making $ 9,465 for the $ 100 punters who followed him. He hit 11 of his 17 underdog picks and 19 of the 30 main events. Overall, Parker scored an astonishing 81 percent of his games.
Parker has already proven itself to SportsLine members. Last week at UFC Fight Night, he encouraged SportsLine members to back veteran Marcin Tybura (-165) against Walt Harris (+145) in the heavyweight main co-event. Tybura scored a stoppage in the first round to give Parker supporters another easy winner. Anyone who has followed Parker has seen massive returns.
Now, with UFC 263 in sight, Parker has studied MMA odds and the UFC 263 card from all angles and released his top picks. A parlay of these MMA picks would pay out almost 7-1. These choices are available at SportsLine.
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 preview
Parker knows that Adesanya (20-1) is still widely regarded as one of the division’s most skilled fighters, although his growing invincibility cloak was shattered in the midst of the loss to Blachowicz.
Despite this, the brash former kickboxer has mostly dominated the middleweight division since joining the UFC more than three years ago. He stopped former champion Robert Whittaker to win the Unified Belt in November 2019 and went undisputed in two subsequent title defenses against Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero, who have since been eliminated by promotion.
However, the only severe test the champion faced came in his second UFC fight against rage-motivated Vettori, whose relentless pressure nullified Adesanya’s precision hitting play.
Adesanya raised his hand by split decision amid a protest from Vettori (17-4-1), who insisted he won and vowed revenge. Now the Italian brawler will have his chance on the merit of five consecutive wins since that controversial loss. He made a lopsided decision on rising prospect Kevin Holland during their April fight. You can see Parker’s coveted picks vs. Vettori vs. Adesanya here.
Best UFC 263 Predictions
Here we’ll share one of Parker’s UFC 263 predictions: He backs Eryk Anders (-140) to raise his hand against Darren Stewart (+120) in a battle of lightweight prospects on the preliminary card.
This is a rematch of a March fight that ended bluntly when the fight was stopped and declared a no-contest at the end of the first round due to a striking foul by Anders , which had dominated most of the opening frame.
Anders (13-5-1) is notably a former college football player who led Alabama in tackles and forced a fumble in Crimson Tide’s 2009 national title win over Texas. His transition to MMA was quite successful. He turned out to be a viable UFC fighter but struggled against higher level competition.
Stewart (12-6-2) has shown power and versatility while earning three performance bonuses since joining the UFC in November 2016. The British fighter has had a streak in which he won four of five wins offset by a recent run in which he’s only 1 -2-1 in his last four appearances.
“Look for Anders to use his strike to intimidate Stewart against the cage and use his dirty boxing to hurt Stewart. Anders is the better wrestler and should be able to execute the same game plan as last time around and secure the victory.” Parker told SportsLine. .
How to make UFC 263 picks
Parker also has some good picks for Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 and other fights on UFC 263 map. He also backs a “better, faster striker” to get a convincing victory. These selections are only available here.
Who wins Adesanya against Vettori 2? And which fighter is a must-have? Visit SportsLine now for the top picks detailed on UFC Fight Night, all from the ultimate insider who earned nearly $ 9,500 on MMA picks over the past year, and find out.
UFC 263 odds, fight card
Israel Adesanya (-240) vs. Marvin Vettori (+200)
Deiveson Figueiredo (-240) vs. Brandon Moreno (+200)
Leon Edwards (-500) vs. Nate Diaz (+400)
Belal Muhammad (-230) vs. Demian Maia (+195)
Jamahal Hill (-320) vs. Paul Craig (+260)
Drew Dober (-140) vs. Brad Riddell (+120)
Eryk Anders (-140) vs. Darren Stewart (+120)
Joanne Calderwood (-145) vs. Lauren Murphy (+120)
Movsar Evloev (-255) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (+215)
Pannie Kianzad (-210) vs. Alexis Davis (+180)
Matt Frevola (-200) vs. Frank Camacho (+175)
Chase Hooper (-110) vs. Steven Peterson (-110)
Fares Ziam (-135) against Luigi Vendaramini (+115)
Carlos Felipe (-170) against Jake Collier (+150)