The UFC wraps up its three-event week with one other UFC Battle Night time on Saturday, Might 16 in Jacksonville. Vystar Veterans Memorial Enviornment has been residence to the combating promotion because it makes an attempt to make up for misplaced time brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 4 UFC occasions had been postponed and the motion was halted for eight weeks. Heavyweight contenders Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem will meet in the principle occasion of the UFC Battle Night time card on Saturday. The prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the principle UFC battle card beginning three hours later.

The highest-10 heavyweights need to enhance their place amid a crowded line of UFC title contenders. Harris is a -165 favourite (danger $165 to win $100), whereas Overeem is a +145 underdog (danger $100 to win $145) within the newest Overeem vs. Harris odds at William Hill. Within the co-main occasion, Claudia Gadelha (-185) faces Angela Hill (+165) in a matchup of bantamweight prospects. Earlier than locking in your choices for Battle Night time: Harris vs. Overeem, take a look at what SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley has to say

At UFC 249 final weekend, Marley advised SportsLine members to again champion Henry Cejudo (-240) in his bantamweight title protection in opposition to former champ Dominick Cruz (+200). Marley reasoned that Cejudo’s agility and polished talent set can be an excessive amount of for the oft-injured and fading Cruz. He was confirmed appropriate when Cejudo rattled Cruz with a knee to the face and completed him with ground-and-pound for a stoppage within the second spherical. Anybody who has persistently adopted Marley is approach up. 

Now, with Harris vs. Overeem quick approaching, Marley has rigorously studied each matchup on the UFC Jacksonville card, recognized the most effective worth within the UFC odds and launched his MMA picks for each battle. These MMA predictions are solely obtainable right here.

Overeem vs. Harris preview

The No. 8-ranked Overeem (45-18-1) is likely one of the most achieved blended martial artists in heavyweight historical past. The 39-year-old is a former kickboxing champion who additionally has held the Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight crowns. 

His resume contains victories over luminaries like Brock Lesnar, Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, Frank Mir and Junior Dos Santos. However he was turned again in a title shot at UFC 203 in September 2016, struggling a first-round knockout to Stipe Miocic. The Dutch fighter has cut up his final six UFC bouts, with all the defeats coming by stoppage.

Harris (13-7-1), ranked No. 9, began his UFC profession with a 3-Four mark after shedding his debut with the promotion in January 2014. However the 36-year-old Alabama native seems to be a late bloomer, as he has gone 3-0-1 in his final 4 bouts, with all the wins coming by early stoppage. 

Harris received each of his bouts in 2019, scoring knockouts of Sergey Spivak and Aleksei Oleinik. He obtained Efficiency of the Night time bonuses for each showings. You possibly can see Marley’s full Harris vs. Overeem prediction and picks right here.

Prime UFC Battle Night time predictions for Might 16

We’ll reveal certainly one of Marley’s UFC Battle Night time choices right here: He’s backing veteran Darren Elkins (-115) to prevail in opposition to Nate Landwehr (-105) in a featherweight battle.

Elkins is a 10-year UFC veteran who has shared the Octagon with a few of the sport’s largest names, however the 35-year-old Indiana native is trying to snap a career-worst three-fight shedding streak. Previous to the stoop, which began in opposition to present champ Alexander Volkanovski in July 2018, he had by no means misplaced two straight fights. 

Landwehr, 31, constructed a promising resume in varied promotions earlier than making his UFC debut in January. He was stopped within the first spherical by Herbert Burns. 

“Elkins will grind his technique to a choice win,” Marley advised SportsLine. 

Find out how to make UFC Battle Night time: Overeem vs. Harris picks

Marley additionally has sturdy picks for Harris vs. Overeem and each different bout on the Might 16 UFC Battle Night time card. He is additionally backing one fighter “who can dictate the place his battle takes place.” You possibly can see these choices at SportsLine

Who wins Harris vs. Overeem? And the way precisely does every battle finish? Go to SportsLine now to get detailed picks on each battle on the UFC Battle Night time: Harris vs. Overeem card, all from the achieved professional who’s up nearly $19,000, and discover out.

UFC Battle Night time: Harris vs. Overeem odds

Walt Harris (-165) vs. Alistair Overeem (+145)
Claudia Gadelha (-185) vs. Angela Hill (+165)
Edson Barboza (-130) vs. Dan Ige (+110)
Krzysztof Jotko (-155) vs. Eryk Anders (+135)
Track Yadong (-185) vs. Marlon Vera (+165)
Miguel Baeza (-200) vs. Matt Brown (+180)
Kevin Holland (-115) vs. Anthony Hernandez (-105)
Mike Davis (-210) vs. Giga Chikadze (+180)
Darren Elkins (-115) vs. Nate Landwehr (-105)
Cortney Casey (-160) vs. Mara Romero Borella (+140)
Don’story Mayes (-120) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (+100)