A battle of top-10 mild heavyweights headlines the UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira card on Wednesday, Could 13 as Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira meet in the primary occasion. The nine-bout card is about for Vystar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Fla., with the primary fights starting at 9 p.m. ET. The venue has change into the momentary residence for the UFC since Florida has embraced dwell skilled sports activities. The MMA promotion, which additionally held UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, beforehand had 4 occasions postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Each perennial contenders have come up quick in title bouts towards reigning champion Jon Jones however can place themselves for one more alternative with a victory on Wednesday. Smith is a -165 favourite (danger $165 to win $100), whereas Teixeira is a +145 underdog within the newest Smith vs. Teixeira odds at William Hill. Within the co-main occasion, Ovince Saint Preux (-150) takes on Ben Rothwell (+130) in a heavyweight bout. Earlier than locking in any UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira picks, make sure you see the newest UFC predictions from SportsLine MMA knowledgeable Kyle Marley.

Marley received the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and in addition seems often on a number of MMA betting and DFS exhibits. Over the previous 12 months, $100 bettors who’ve adopted Marley’s picks are up practically $19,000.

At UFC 248 in March, Marley advised SportsLine members to count on middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (-275) to retain his title towards Yoel Romero (+235) by unanimous determination. He reasoned that Adesanya would use his pace and agility to outpoint Romero. Marley was confirmed appropriate, because the titleholder saved the struggle at vary with leg kicks whereas dodging Romero’s explosive energy. Anybody who has persistently adopted Marley is means up.

Now, with UFC Combat Evening: Teixeira vs. Smith quick approaching, Marley has rigorously studied each matchup on the cardboard, recognized one of the best worth within the UFC odds and launched his MMA picks for each struggle. He is solely sharing these picks proper right here

Smith vs. Teixeira knowledgeable preview

Smith, (33-14) 31, is named a warrior within the Octagon who would not seem to own world-class abilities however finds a solution to win due to his resilience and can. He has been an underdog in a number of of his victories towards high opponents.

He got here out on the quick finish of a lopsided determination towards Jones of their March 2019 title struggle. However simply three months later, he secured a submission over perennial contender Alexander Gustafsson as a +250 underdog. Smith has received 4 of his final 5 UFC bouts and obtained efficiency bonuses in 4 of his previous six fights.

Teixeira, 40, is a submission specialist who has 10 finishes amongst his 12 UFC victories. He misplaced a title shot towards Jones by determination in April 2014 however has seen a profession resurgence over the previous 12 months.

The Brazilian went 3-Zero in 2019, together with two submission finishes. He’s coming off a split-decision victory towards Nikita Krylov in September. Marley is barely giving out his Teixeira vs. Smith picks and MMA predictions right here.

High UFC Combat Evening predictions for Could 13

Marley is backing Marvin Vettori (-155) towards Karl Roberson (+135) in a middleweight battle. Vettori (14-4-1) has received his final two bouts following a 2-2-1 begin within the UFC. The 26-year-old Italian submission specialist recorded a unanimous-decision win towards Andre Sanchez in October. 

Roberson (9-2), 29, additionally enters the Octagon on a two-fight win streak and holds a 4-2 mark in six UFC bouts. The New Jersey native authored a third-round submission of Roman Kopylov in November.

“Vettori is the extra well-rounded fighter and has a slight edge on his ft and the mat,” Marley advised SportsLine.

Easy methods to make UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira picks

Marley additionally has robust picks for Smith vs. Teixeira, Saint Preux vs. Rothwell and each different bout on the Could 13 UFC Jacksonville card. He is backing one underdog who can “dictate the place the struggle takes place,” making him a must-back. See who that’s and get each decide right here.

Who wins Smith vs. Teixeira? And the way precisely does every struggle finish? Take a look at the percentages beneath after which go to SportsLine now to get detailed picks on each struggle at UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira, all from the knowledgeable who’s up virtually $19,000 on MMA bets prior to now 12 months, and discover out.

UFC Combat Evening: Teixeira vs. Smith odds

Anthony Smith (-165) vs. Glover Teixeira (+145)
Ovince Saint Preux (-150) vs. Ben Rothwell (+130)
Drew Dober (-120) vs. Alexander Hernandez (+100)
Ricky Simon (-160) vs. Ray Borg (+140)
Philipe Lins (-150) vs. Andrei Arlovski (+130)
Marvin Vettori (-155) vs. Karl Roberson (+135)
Thiago Moises (-115) vs. Michael Johnson (-105)
Sijara Eubanks (-350) vs. Sarah Moras (+290)
Hunter Azure (-170) vs. Brian Kelleher (+150)