The co-main event at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia is a mouth-watering clash of styles at Middleweight, as rising Superstar Israel Adesanya (16-0-0) takes on heavy-hitting, stocky technician Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0) in the first Interim title fight on the card.
The middleweight division in the UFC is hotting up and this match up has huge implications in regards to who will get a title shot at an injury prone and perhaps now vulnerable Champion Robert Whittaker.
They say ‘styles make fights’ and these two young, hungry men could not be more different. So, who you got? This could be a Fight of the Night contender at the sold out State Farm Arena!
Israel Adesanya is flying the flag for Nigeria in the UFC with a unique brand of striking and movement and after two statement wins against Derek Brunson and the great Anderson Silva in his past two appearances inside the Octagon, he looks title ready.
Kelvin Gastelum seen his shot at Robert Whittaker go up in smoke when the fight was cancelled through an injury to the champ, but now Gastelum has the opportunity to solidify his position as the number one contender and beat one of the rising stars of the division all in one night. This has all the hallmarks of a classic encounter and is an unmissable scrap for sure.
Kelvin Gastelum Vs Israel Adesanya Betting Odds & Pick
Israel Adesanya is the -175 bookies favourite at Betway Sports to prove himself the hottest property in town and he looks set to be the superior judge of range and use his patience and skill to fend off the attentions of Kelvin Gastelum (+150 at Unibet),
Gastelum who will be looking to get inside and punish his taller, lengthier rival. This could be a long night and Adesanya to win by Decision victory (+200 at bet365) is our UFC betting pick for this one.
Betting Pick: Israel Adesanya win by Decision at +200 at bet365