Darren Until embraces his larger-than-life character, which has been polarizing amongst MMA followers. Whether or not he has the expertise to match stays a looming query, and the assured fighter hopes to silence his doubters when he faces former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker on Saturday in the primary occasion of UFC Combat Evening: Whittaker vs. Until. Their conflict headlines the UFC Combat Evening card at Combat Island in Abu Dhabi, with the primary card scheduled for eight p.m. ET. The fifth-ranked Until constructed an undefeated file towards principally meager competitors earlier than getting stopped in a welterweight title bout and in his subsequent battle.

Nevertheless, he stays a large enough draw to safe a battle at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN with Whittaker, the previous champ who hopes to take a step in direction of regaining his title with a bounce-back victory. Whittaker is a -135 favourite (threat $135 to win $100), whereas Until is a +115 underdog within the newest Whittaker vs. Until odds from William Hill. Within the co-main occasion, Mauricio Rua (-190) meets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (+160) in a battle of veteran gentle heavyweights. Earlier than settling your UFC on ESPN picks, ensure you see what SportsLine MMA professional Kyle Marley has to say, contemplating the epic run he is on.

Marley gained the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and seems frequently on a number of MMA betting and every day Fantasy reveals. He watches each single battle for each single UFC card and does in depth analysis earlier than every occasion. 

Over the previous 17 months, $100 bettors who’ve adopted Marley’s picks are up greater than $20,000. The achieved MMA analyst has been on fireplace in 2020, as he has linked on 14 of his final 15 main-event picks, a stretch that features a streak of 5 underdogs. At UFC Combat Evening final Saturday, Marley precisely predicted a victory for Jack Hermannson (-105) towards Gastelum (-115) within the co-main occasion. He additionally known as a dominant victory for Calvin Kattar (-300) towards Dan Ige (+250) of their featherweight principal occasion final Wednesday. Anybody who has constantly adopted Marley is method up. 

Now, with UFC on ESPN quick approaching, Marley has rigorously studied each matchup on the cardboard, recognized the very best worth within the UFC odds and launched his MMA picks for each battle. These picks are solely accessible at SportsLine.

Whittaker vs. Until preview

Whittaker (20-5) wants a win to get again into title competition and assist erase the reminiscence of his final efficiency. He appeared listless in entrance of his native Australian followers whereas succumbing to a second-round stoppage by Israel Adesanya. The defeat stopped a nine-fight successful streak, and Whittaker stated afterward he deliberate to take day off to clear his head and think about his future.

The 29-year-old Australian can cement his high place with a victory, nevertheless it could possibly be troublesome towards the damaging however enigmatic Until. The outspoken Englishman began his MMA profession with an 18-fight unbeaten streak and matching hype, solely to see his momentum crash into adversity within the type of two straight losses. UFC president Dana White has stated he admittedly rushed Until (18-2-1) right into a title bout towards former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who stopped him the second spherical of their lopsided September 2018 bout.

He was then knocked out earlier than his hometown followers by Jorge Masvidal in March of final 12 months. Until lastly made his long-anticipated transfer to middleweight and managed an upset choice victory over Gastelum. His matchup with Whittaker at UFC on ESPN is sure to be a litmus take a look at as as to if he belongs among the many division’s elite. You possibly can solely see Marley’s Whittaker vs. Until picks right here.

Prime UFC Combat Evening: Whittaker vs. Until predictions

We’ll share certainly one of Marley’s UFC Combat Evening predictions right here: He’s backing Gadzhimurad Antigulov (+115) to get a stoppage victory towards Paul Craig (-135) in a lightweight heavyweight matchup. 

Craig (12-4-1) is named one of many higher submission artists within the UFC. He joined the promotion in December 2016 and has emerged as a gatekeeper of types, usually pitted towards rising prospects. The 32-year-old Scottish fighter has gained his share and owns a 2-1-1 mark in his final 4 outings. His final bout led to a draw towards veteran Mauricio Rua. 

Antigulov (20-6) is trying to make a mark within the UFC, the place he has cut up 4 bouts after dominating competitors in lesser promotions. The 33-year-old Russian hopes to snap a streak of back-to-back stoppage losses, each within the first spherical. 

“I anticipate Antigulov to land an early takedown and attempt to get a first-round end,” Marley instructed SportsLine. 

Learn how to make UFC Combat Evening: Until vs. Whittaker picks

Marley additionally has sturdy picks for Until vs. Whittaker and each different bout on the UFC Combat Evening card. He is additionally backing one fighter who “will get takedowns and win rounds. You possibly can see these UFC Combat Evening: Whittaker vs. Until picks solely at SportsLine.

Who wins Until vs. Whittaker at UFC Combat Evening? And the way precisely does every battle finish? Go to SportsLine now to get detailed picks on each battle on Saturday’s UFC Combat Evening: Whittaker vs. Until card, all from the achieved professional who’s up greater than $20,000 and has nailed 14 of the final 15 principal occasions, and discover out.

UFC Combat Evening: Whittaker vs. Until odds (by way of William Hill)

Robert Whittaker (-135) vs. Darren Until (+115)
Mauricio Rua (-190) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (+160)
Alexander Gustafsson (-340) vs. Fabricio Werdum (+270)
Carla Esparza (+155) vs. Maria Rodriguez (-180)
Paul Craig (-135) vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov (+115)
Nicolas Dalby (-260) vs. Jesse Ronson (+210)
Alex Oliveira (-170) vs. Peter Sobotta (+145)
Jai Herbert (+105) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (-125)
Tom Aspinall (-300) vs. Jake Collier (+240)
Movsar Evloev (-280) vs. Mike Grundy (+230)
Tanner Boser (-240) vs. Raphael Pessoa (+230)
Bethe Correia (+130) vs. Pannie Kianzad (-155)
Ramazan Emeev (-400) vs. Niklas Stolze (+310)