UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade odds, predictions: MMA expert posts surprising fight card picks


Rising strawweight prospect Amanda Lemos will look to step into the title picture with a sixth straight win on Saturday when she takes on former champion Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade. Their showdown closes the curtain on the MMA showcase at the Apex facility in Las Vegas, with the UFC’s main fight card set for 9 p.m. ET. Lemos is ranked No. 10 and will likely crack the top five with what would be the highlight win of her career. She’s come a long way since her inauspicious UFC debut which saw her get knocked out by veteran Leslie Smith and then suspended for two years due to a positive drug test.

Andrade is a -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100), while Lemos is priced at +150 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade odds at Caesars Sportsbook. In the co-main event, the rugged lightweights take center stage as Claudio Puelles (-115) meets Clay Guida (-105). Before making your own UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs Andrade picks, make sure you Check out MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine expert Andrew Gombas.

Gombas is a former NCAA wrestler who draws on his experience on the mat to dissect the Xs and O’s of MMA matchups in a way that sets him apart from other MMA analysts. He launched MMA handicapping service MMA Knockout Bets in 2018 and has turned a profit every year since.

With over 1,400 caps tracked by third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, it has shown a 6% return on investment for its subscribers. Over the past two years, his followers have made a profit of over $10,000.

In January, Gombas kicked off the 2022 UFC season with a bang by recommending SportsLine members back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (-240) in a battle of ranked featherweight contenders in the main event. Kattar dominated in a unanimous decision to give his supporters an easy winner. Everyone who has followed Gombas has already seen massive returns.

Now, with UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade looming, Gombas has studied the card from all angles and released his top MMA picks. His picks are only available on SportsLine.

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade preview

The main event should be an action-packed fight, as both fighters are known for showing up and have extremely high finish rates.

Andrade (22-9) is tied for the second-most wins by stoppage (four) in the strawweight division behind current champion Rose Namajunas (five), while her three knockouts remain the highest in the division.

The 30-year-old Brazilian is probably best known for a pair of memorable fights against Namajunas. At UFC 237 in May 2019, she captured the title while fending off a submission attempt by Namajunas with a vicious body slam that left Namajunas unconscious on the canvas. The knockout remains one of the most violent finishes in the history of women’s mixed martial arts.

Andrade lost the belt in his first title defense to Zhang Weili before dropping a controversial split decision to Namajunas in a title eliminator at UFC 251 in July 2020. After losing the title fight to Shevchenko at the flyweight, she knocked out announced prospect Cynthia Calvillo.

Lemos (11-1-1) was stopped in her UFC debut by veteran Leslie Smith but has since won five straight, including three inside distance. The 34-year-old Brazilian has seen seven of her 11 professional MMA wins end in stoppage.

Lemos cracked the top 10 in the rankings following a slimline split decision against perennial contender Angela Hill in December. A win over a proven former champion in Andrade would cement her status as a legitimate title contender. You can’t see who to support here.

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade predictions

We’ll share one of Gombas’ picks for UFC Fight Night here: He sides with Dwight Grant (+100) to get the nod against Sergey Khandozhko (-120) in a clash of explosive prospects in the welterweight.

Grant (11-4) is a four-year UFC veteran who is known for his punching power and straight-forward style. He has seven knockouts among his 11 professional MMA wins, but his last two outings have resulted in very slim split decisions. In his last fight, he came out short on the scoreboard against veteran Francisco Trinaldo in their October encounter.

Khandozhko (26-6) is a decorated grappler and submission specialist who joined the UFC in 2019 after notable stints in a variety of promotions. He shared a pair of fights in the UFC, and his last performance ended in a decision loss to Rustam Khabilov.

“Khandozhko has effective low kicks, while Grant has a slight power advantage. I think it will be a close fight, but I’m giving Grant the edge due to his proven strength in timing,” Gombas told SportsLine.

How to make UFC Fight Night picks: Lemos vs. Andrade

Gombas also has strong picks for Lemos vs. Andrade and other bouts on the UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade card. He also backs a fighter who “fought much better competition” to take advantage of a favorable matchup and earn a dominant win. These UFC picks and predictions are only available on SportsLine.

Who wins Lemos vs. Andrade? And which fighter is a must-have? Visit SportsLine now for detailed top picks on UFC Fight Night, all from the insider who has earned over $10,000 on MMA picks over the past two years.and find out.

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade odds

Jessica Andrade (-170) against Amanda Lemos (+150)
Claudio Puelles (-115) against Clay Guida (-105)
Charles Jourdain (-135) against Lando Vannata (+115)
Maycee Barber (-190) against Montana De la Rosa (+170)
Manel Kape (-170) vs. Mudaerji Su (+150)
Louis Cosce (-150) against Preston Parsons (+130)
Sergey Khandozhko (-120) vs. Dwight Grant (+100)
Tyson Pedro (-500) vs. Ike Villanueva (+400)
Aori Qileng (-220) vs. Cameron Else (+190)
Marcin Prachino (-125) against Philipe Lins (+105)
Dean Barry (-1,100) vs. Mike Jackson (+700)
Marc-André Barriault (-155) against Jordan Wright (+135)


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