Jessica Eye says she’s conscious of her critics and it is her objective to silence them. The highest-ranked flyweight will get that likelihood on Saturday when she faces Cynthia Calvillo in the primary occasion of UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo in Las Vegas. The 10-bout UFC Battle Evening card from the promotion’s Apex facility options the primary card beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Eye instructed the media this week that she is aware of there are MMA observers who imagine she is unworthy of the highest rating, and others who imagine she does not deserve a primary occasion.

Nonetheless, she is set to make a press release on each fronts in opposition to Calvillo, who’s making her flyweight debut. Eye is on the lookout for a dominant efficiency to guard her high rating, whereas Calvillo will probably crack the flyweight high 10 with a victory. The primary occasion is a choose’em, with William Hill providing a worth of -110 (danger $110 to win $100) on each fighters within the newest UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo odds. Within the co-main occasion atop the UFC struggle card, Marvin Vettori (-200) takes on Karl Roberson (+175) in a battle of middleweight prospects. Earlier than making your UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo predictions, ensure you try what SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley has to say

Marley received the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and in addition seems recurrently on a number of MMA betting and DFS reveals. Over the previous 15 months, $100 bettors who’ve adopted Marley’s picks are greater than $20,000. 

The completed MMA analyst has been on fireplace, as he has linked on a whopping 9 consecutive main-event winners, which features a streak of 5 straight underdogs. His streak contains nailing UFC 250, as favored champion Amanda Nunes made comparatively simple work of Felicia Spencer to efficiently defend her featherweight title in the primary occasion. Along with choosing up one other winner on Nunes, Marley additionally known as a victory for Cody Garbrandt (-145) in his much-anticipated return to the Octagon in opposition to Raphael Assuncao (+125) within the co-main occasion. Anybody who has constantly adopted Marley is means up. 

Now, with UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo quick approaching, Marley has fastidiously studied each matchup on the cardboard, recognized one of the best worth within the UFC odds and launched his MMA picks for each struggle. These UFC picks are solely out there at SportsLine

Eye vs. Calvillo preview

Eye (15-7-1) is the top-ranked flyweight contender who already has come up quick in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko in a title bout. She was stopped by a head kick within the second spherical in June of final yr. 

Even so, the 33-year-old Ohio native has received 4 of her previous 5 bouts. She responded to the loss in opposition to Nunes with a unanimous-decision victory over Viviane Araujo in December. 

Many MMA observers really feel the transfer to flyweight (125 kilos) is lengthy overdue for Calvillo. She has missed weight at strawweight (115 kilos) 4 instances in her skilled MMA profession, together with 3 times with the UFC. 

Calvillo (8-1-1) is the No. 10-ranked strawweight and has gone 5-1-1 in seven UFC bouts. The San Jose, Calif., native has gone 2-0-1 in her final three bouts, and the only real defeat of her UFC tenure got here in opposition to revered veteran Carla Esparza. She is coming off a controversial majority draw in opposition to No. 9-ranked Marina Rodriguez in December. You possibly can see Marley’s Calvillo vs. Eye picks right here.

High UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo predictions

We’ll reveal one among Marley’s UFC Battle Evening predictions right here: He’s backing Tyson Nam (-105) to get previous Ryan Benoit (-115) in a flyweight battle.

Nam (18-11-1), 36, is a veteran of a number of MMA promotions and the previous flyweight champion in Future MMA and X-1 World Occasions. The Hawaiian has misplaced his first two UFC bouts, each in opposition to revered veterans. He dropped a call to Kai-Kara France in February. 

Benoit (10-6), 30, has gone 3-Three in six UFC bouts since making his debut with the promotion in 2015. He beat veteran Sergio Pettis in his first UFC struggle and has since alternated losses and wins. He dropped a break up choice to Alateng Heili in December. 

“Nam is the extra well-rounded striker, however Benoit is youthful and quicker,” Marley instructed SportsLine. “I’ll take Nam as my choose as a result of he’s the extra skilled fighter.”

Tips on how to make UFC Battle Evening: Eye vs. Calvillo picks

Marley additionally has robust picks for Eye vs. Calvillo and each different bout on the UFC Battle Evening card. He is additionally backing one combatant who’s “the a lot higher-paced fighter and higher wrestler.” You possibly can see these picks at SportsLine

Who wins Eye vs. Calvillo? And the way precisely does every struggle finish? Go to SportsLine now to get detailed picks on each struggle on Saturday’s UFC Battle Evening card, all from the completed skilled who’s up greater than $20,000 and has hit 9 straight winners, and discover out.

UFC Battle Evening odds:

Jessica Eye (-110) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (-110)
Marvin Vettori (-200) vs. Karl Roberson (+175)
Merab Dvalishvili (-370) vs. Ray Borg (+305)
Andre Fili (-220) vs. Charles Jourdain (+190)
Jordan Espinosa (-155) vs. Mark de La Rosa (+135)
Kevin Aguilar (-155) vs. Charles Rosa (+135)
Anthony Ivy (-190) vs. Christian Aguilera (+170)
Jordan Griffin (-180) vs. Darrick Miner (+160)
Julia Avila (-500) vs. Gina Mazany (+400)
Ryan Benoit (-115) vs. Tyson Nam (-105)