Middleweight UFC Champion Tyron Woodley is no stranger to a defiant challenger as we approach co-main event of UFC 235 in on 2nd March in Las Vegas, where Woodley puts his 170lb belt on the line against dangerous challenger Kamaru Usman…
So what are our UFC fight predictions for this fight? Woodley and Usman are similar in style, Woodley the stockier build but both are high level wrestlers with KO power. Both men believe they can unlock the key to the other and it’s a hard fight to call. But with Usman, who is now unbeaten in nine fights in the UFC, trading on the betting lines at such favourable odds, it may pay to look a bit closer at the 31-year old Dallas native.
Tyron Woodley v Kamaru Usman Betting Lines
Tyron Woodley is the -175 favourite at bet365*, but Kamaru Usman is no back number as the +162.50 underdog with Betway and the Nigerian-American could not be more confident heading into this mouth-watering Welterweight match-up.
Most of Usman’s fights have been against mid-level UFC opposition, but when he beat Demian Maia and former Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos in May and November 2018, experts, fighters and fans alike all began to realize how talented a fighter Usman is.
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? Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman ??
Will T-Wood continue his reign as king? Or will Usman give the champ a 'nightmare'?
Who ya got? ?
Tyron Woodley v Kamaru Usman Betting Prediction
In terms of finding a prediction for a UFC bet here, this could well go the five round distance. Both men have a heavy grappling based game, good chins and are both technical in their approach.
Of course, this could all be over in an instant too. But if it gets out of the first round it’ll turn into more of a chess match than a test of sheer power. At that point, you’d have to favour the challenger.
Woodley has been the Champion a long time, so Usman has been studying him as the target man forever! That intel and hunger counts for a lot and if it goes to the judges scorecards, we predict Usman will get the decision.
Kamaru Usman to beat Tyron Woodley +162.50 with Betway Sports
* Odds correct at the time of writing