Brazilian veteran Rafael dos Anjos (28-11) fights the up and coming American Kevin Lee (17-4) in a welterweight bout that’s the main event of UFC Fight Night 152 on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has had mixed results since moving up to the 170-pound division and is coming into this fight looking to end a two-fight losing streak after losing by decision to Colby Covington in June 2018 and current champion Kamaru Usman, again by decision, in November last year.
Kevin Lee has struggled meeting the weight at 155-pounds and is making his UFC debut at welterweight. He too is coming off a close decision loss, in his case to his rival, Al Iaquinta. Prior to that he lost to Tony Ferguson in October 2017 for the interim lightweight title, but then had a win over Edson Barboza prior to defeat against Iaquinta in December.
Lee believes he will be better suited to welterweight, as he can avoid the draining weight cut required at lightweight.
Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee Betting Lines & Pick
There’s almost nothing to separate the two fighters in the UFC betting odds on the Fight Result, with Rafael Dos Anjos available at -105 with Betway Sports and Kevin Lee at -111 with bet365.
Consequently this isn’t an easy fight for UFC bet predictions either, but Lee is comfortably the better wrestler and could take advantage of having a 7” longer reach. Size difference was a significant factor in Dos Anjos’s fights with Covington and Usman. Therefore the betting tip in this fight is for Kevin Lee to win.