Thompson vs Pettis : Thompson and Pettis are both known for their willingness to take on just about any opponent. They will prove it again on Saturday when they square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 148 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
UFC Fight Night 148 : Nashville
Main Event: Thompson vs Pettis
Place: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Time: 5:15 PM ET
Thompson vs Pettis Live Stream
Now, with UFC Fight Night Nashville fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-fight card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing them only over at SportsLine.
Thompson will battle Pettis in a crucial welterweight scrap that will have a major impact on both fighters’ future.
Marley knows that Thompson, 36, is eager to ascend back into title contention in a crowded welterweight division. He had two shots at the belt against former champ Tyron Woodley that ended in one draw and one close decision loss. He rebounded with a decision win over Jorge Masvidal, but suffered another close decision defeat in his last bout against Darren Till.
A win over Pettis would push the No. 3-ranked Thompson a little higher on the 170-pound totem pole.
“Saenz is the better wrestler and can win this fight by grinding out a decision using his top control,” Marley told SportsLine. “If this fight goes all 15 minutes, Saenz has a strong chance of getting his hand raised. I don’t see Vera knocking him out, and Saenz is good enough on top to avoid submissions, so I am taking the +135 underdog in this spot as my pick.” Lock in Saenz over Vera on the UFC on ESPN+6 card.
Marley also has very strong UFC picks for Thompson vs. Pettis, Blaydes vs. Willis, and every other fight. He’s only sharing who to back for every bout on the UFC Fight Night 148 card over at SportsLine.