UFC 248 Picks: Check Out This +770 Parlay Bet

Updated February 9, 2023By Chris Boline

MMA is the perfect sport to bet on because so many fights take place on one night. UFC 248 is no different with several major battles set to take place on March 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Were opting to bet on five favorites, which pays out approximately +770. Here are our UFC picks.

Israel Adesanya Will Retain His Title

Israel Adesanya takes on Yoel Romero in UFC Middleweight Championship and is a hot favorite to retain his title. Bovada, where you can grab a $250 welcome bonus, prices an Adesanya victory at -280 and it is easy to see why.

Adesanya is a machine. His current record is 18 fights, 18 victories with 14 knockouts. Amazing!

Its not like Adesanya has only fought bums, hes taken on the best the UFC has to offer. His last five fights have been either Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night. Hes swept aside Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, and Anderson Silva.

Adesanya then won the interim UFC Middleweight Championship with a unanimous decision against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, a result we correctly predicted here in a successful parlay bet. He then won and unified the UFC Middleweight Championship with a second-round knockout (punches) over the talented Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.

If we only had to make one UFC 248 predictions it would be Adesanya to win at -280.

Yoel Romero is no slouch but he is seriously outclassed in this fight. Romero has lost three of his last four fights, including two by decision against Robert Whittaker, who Adesanya knocked cleanout.

Romero is now 42-years-old and it looks like his best days are way behind him. Dont be tempted by the long +220 odds because Romero is almost certainly going to be on the receiving end of serious lesson from Adesanya.

The Best of the Rest UFC 248 Picks

The Womens Strawweight Championship belt is on the line when Zhang Weili defends her newly acquired title against polish star Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Weili (-190) is fighting only for the third time in the USA due to a visa issue. She has won on both her previous visits. She is the master of submission and that could be an issue for Jedrzejczyk who has had to shed 10lbs to drop back down to Strawweight.

Another of our UFC fight 248 picks is Beneil Dariush (-170) to beat Drakkar Klose (+140). Kloses last seven fights have gone the distance. Only three of Dariushs last nine battles have done the same. Dariush will come out of his corner all guns blazing and its difficult to see how Klose will defend against the onslaught.

Were going for a Li Jingliang (-170) victory over Neil Magny (+140) simply because he has returned to form. Five wins from six fights, including three Performance of the Night, show Jingliang is the man to wager on in this fight.

Finally, out last UFC 248 pick is Alex Oliveira (-150) to prevail against Max Griffin (+120). Both fighters are in indifferent form, Oliveira losing four of his last six and Griffin the same, but Oliveira is the better fighter and one who can stop a fight early. Griffin hasnt had a fight not settled by decision since November 2016.

Five Fight Parlay

Wagering $10 at Bovada on our five-fight parlay returns $77.09, which is a decent return on something extremely likely to happen. Why not check out our leading sportsbook partners and see if they have any UFC 248 betting specials of bonuses for you to try?

About the Author

Chris Boline
Chris Boline

As a devout aficionado of sports, Chris Boline has carved a career within the athletic realm. A skilled scribe, he boasts a decade-long portfolio that encompasses coverage of the NBA G League, the Los Angeles Chargers, football and basketball across the country. Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris is deeply invested in his community and dedicates his leisure hours to serving on boards, collaborating with community organizations, and cherishing the company of loved ones. CURRENTLY Business Development and freelance sports writing RESIDES IN Reno, NV EDUCATION University of Nevada BS and MBA EXPERTISE -Sports writing proficiency in: NFL, NBA, UFC, boxing, golf, and some motor sports -Topical news -Promotional and marketing ideas/updates -Business development Summary Chris Boline serves in a business development sales capacity as his day job. He has previously held sales/marketing positions with The Applied Companies (TAC), KTVN 2 News and the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns, affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. He is a Reno native and is a member of various community boards including the Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter, NCET and the College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA). Chris graduated from the University of Nevada in 2015 with a bachelors in management and economics and also earned his MBA from Nevada in 2023. More about Chris: Past president of the College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA) 2022-23 Two-time honoree for University of Nevada Alumni Chapter of the Year (Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter, 2017 & COBAA, 2021) 2021 NCET award for Professional Services Organization of the Year with TAC Northern Nevada Human Resources Association 2020 Best Places to Work-Northern Nevada, Second Place with TAC 2016-17 Reno Bighorns MVP from the Sacramento Kings The Nevada Sagebrush editor-in-chief 2013-15 Associated Collegiate Press 2015 Four-year Non-daily Newspaper Pacemaker honoree University of Nevada, Reno College of Business Dean's List honoree (5x) from 2011-2015 Nevada Press Association award for Best Sports Column – Community in 2015 Education

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