UFC Fight Night 48 Predictions
The UFC is heading back to Macau this weekend for UFC Fight Night 48, which will be available on Fight Pass. The 10-fight card will showcase the Asian talent on the UFC roster. Cung Le will be back in action in a 5-round main event against Michael Bisping.
UFC Fight Night 48 Best Bets
- Bet on Michael Bisping ITD +125 (5Dimes) vs. Cung Le
Michael Bisping (24-6) is 2-3 in his last five fights including a 5-round decision loss against Kennedy in his last fight. Cung Le (9-2) is back in the cage for the first time since 2012. He has won two fights in a row against Cote (Decision) and Franklin (KO).
The two losses on Le’s resume are by TKO/KO against Wanderlei Silva and Scott Smith. Bisping hasn’t had a TKO/KO win since 2011, but with this fight being five rounds I like him to finish Le late in the fight. Le will only be able to take so many strikes.
- Bet on Tyron Woodley –147 (SportBet) vs. Dong-Hyun Kim
Tyron Woodley (13-3) just lost to MacDonald back in June, but he’s jumping in the cage on late notice to face Dong-Hyun Kim (19-2-1-1) Kim has won four in a row including two consecutive KO wins, which is surprising, as Kim isn’t known for his power.
Kim has worked on his striking a lot and added a new facet to his game. The problem is that Woodley has tons of power and Kim has been KO’ed twice in the past. Kim has left himself open recently with his new style and that’ll be his downfall in this fight.
- Bet on Brendan O’Reilly -150 (BetOnline) vs. Zhang Lipeng
For a little while there was a nice arb on this fight available. Brendan O’Reilly (5-0-0-1) has fought questionable competition in his short career and he had an early exit on TUF Nations. However, Zhang Lipeng (7-7-1) shouldn’t even be in the UFC.
Lipeng is a draw in China and that’s about it. O’Reilly is making his UFC debut and he needs a good showing to get his career off to the right start. Zhang won his debut by split decision over Sai, but O’Reilly is a better fighter than Sai.
- Bet Elizabeth Phillips +141 (SportBet) vs. Milana Dudieva
Milana Dudieva (10-3) has more experience in the cage than Elizabeth Phillips (4-2), but Phillips has already fought under the UFC lights while the Russian is making her debut. I’m surprised Dudieva is even in the UFC, as she isn’t that good of a fighter.
She has a submission game, but Phillips is a great wrestler that should have no problem avoiding submissions. Phillips lost in her debut, but the fight was on a short notice. With a full camp to prepare I expect Phillips to outwork Dudieva and win the fight.
I don’t like this card too much in terms of betting. A lot of relative no names are on the card and I don’t really trust anyone. I do like Phillips a lot at her odds and I expect Woodley/O’Reilly to both win, but I definitely don’t trust either fighter that much.