Germaine de Randamie already has made UFC history once, and she’s now in position to do it again. The first step comes on Saturday when she faces rising contender Aspen Ladd in battle of top-five bantamweight contenders in the main event of UFC Fight Night 155 in Sacramento. The 12-bout UFC Fight Night 155 card takes place at the Golden 1 Center, with the main card scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and preliminary bouts set for 5 p.m. ET. The top-ranked de Randamie (8-3) was the promotion’s inaugural featherweight champion before later vacating the belt. She could be in line for a bantamweight title shot, but do to so she must hand Ladd (8-0) her first professional defeat. The fourth-ranked Ladd has received performance bonuses in her last two bouts. Ladd is a -165 favorite (risk $165 to win $100), while de Randamie is priced at +145 in the latest Ladd vs. de Randamie odds. In the co-main event, UFC stalwart Uriah Faber (+250) breaks his retirement against Ricky Simon (-300). Before you lock in your UFC Fight Night 155 picks, listen to what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say.
Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and is in contention to win this year’s contest. He also appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and DFS shows. Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up nearly $23,000.
Marley has been massively profitable in 2019. Over the past three weeks, he has compiled a stunning record of 28-7, netting his followers a profit of more than $1,400. Last week at UFC 239, he accurately predicted that Jon Jones and Nunes would be successful in their title defenses. He also correctly called Michael Chiesa’s dominant unanimous-decision victory over veteran Diego Sanchez in their welterweight clash on the main card.
At UFC Minneapolis two weeks ago, he accurately predicted Francis Ngannou’s knockout of Junior dos Santos in the main event and also picked Joseph Benavidez winning his rematch with Jussier Formiga in the co-main event. Anyone who has followed Marley’s advice is up huge.
Now, with UFC Fight Night 155 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing those selections only at SportsLine.
Marley knows the UFC Fight Night 155 main event will have a major impact on the future of the bantamweight division, as the winner is likely to get a title shot at Nunes. The current champion further cemented her growing UFC legacy with her knockout of Holly Holm last week.
But de Randamie, 35, also has a place in UFC history because she was the first titleholder in the women’s featherweight division. She beat Holm for the belt in 2017 and never lost the title in the octagon, but was stripped of it due to inactivity and reportedly for a refusal to fight Cris Cyborg. In her previous bout, she beat Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision in November.
Ladd, 24, is considered a rising star following three impressive UFC victories in a 20-month span, receiving performance awards for the past two. She earned a Fight of the Night bonus in May for her decision victory against Sijara Eubanks in a rematch of their clash in the Invicta promotion. Ladd also received Performance of the Night for her knockout of Tonya Evinger in October. You can get Marley’s confident Ladd vs. de Randamie picks at SportsLine.
For UFC Fight Night 155, we can tell you Marley is backing Andre “Touchy” Fili (+100) to pull the upset of Sheymon Moraes (-120) in a featherweight clash on the undercard.
Fili (19-6) has won three of his last four bouts and is looking to build on an impressive decision in over Myles Jury in February. Moraes (11-3) seeks to bounce back from a March decision loss to Sodiq Yusuff.
“If Fili is smart, he will look for takedowns because that is where his biggest edge lies. He could even steal close rounds with a takedown in the final seconds. On the ground, Fili is a solid favorite, so I will take him as the underdog and expect that he’ll come in with a smart game plan,” Marley told SportsLine.
Marley also has strong picks for de Randamie vs. Ladd, Faber vs. Simon and every other bout on the UFC Fight Night card. You can get each one at SportsLine.
Who wins Randamie vs. Ladd? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks every fight at UFC Fight Night 155, all from the incomparable expert who’s up nearly $23,000 on MMA in the past year, and find out.
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