MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya celebrates his victory over Robert Whittaker between in their Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

We have a rematch down at UFC 271! Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line against Robert Whittaker. But we also have a great heavyweight tilt going on between Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.

Here are some specifics. The early-prelims start at 6:00 pm with the prelims starting at 8pm and the main card kicking off at 10pm. everything can be seen on ESPN+ with the PPV costing you $75.

I will give you my predictions in the order the fights are to take place. All odds are courtesy of Bet MGM. The King of Sports Books! For new users head on over there and use the promocode PatEgan and get your first bet RISK FREE up to $1K

13-14 this year. 3-4 on locks.

In 2021 I hit on 60% of picks. In 2021 I hit on 61% of “locks” (so a lot of people had keys to that lock.)

(6-7 last fight card. 2-1 on locks)

PRELIMS

Jeremiah Wells (lock)

Douglas Silva de Andrade

Jacob Malkoun

Carlos Ulberg

Renato Moicano

Mana Martinez

William Knight

Alex Perez

Casey O’Neil (lock)

Andre Arlovski (lock)

 

MAIN EVENT TIME

Nasrat Haqparast vs. Bobby Green

I like Bobby Green, I dont love Bobby Green. Hes a solid striker but everytime he goes up a step in competition he falters. You could say the same thing about Nasrat Haqparast who got worked by Dan Hooker in his last fight. But this is me simply liking Haqparast skill set a little bit more. I think he has more tools in the tool box. I expect this to go to a decision and Haqparast to get his arm raised.

Nasrat Haqparast

Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo

I dont understand this matchmaking. Kyler Phillips is a legit contender at 135 pounds. Hes looking to get back in the win column after a close loss to Raulian Paiva, but hes better than this. This fight feels like a “get right” fight for Phillips. Rojo is just not even close to being on the level of Phillips. Pray for him

Kyler Phillips (lock)

Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier

Power puncher vs wrestler. The last time Derek Brunson lost was to the champion Israel Adesanya in 2018. Since then hes gone on a 5 fight winning streak where he has smothered his opponents on the ground before getting a stoppage. The question is how long does Brunson stand and trade with Cannonier who has knockout victories at heavyweight. I dont expect Brunson to trade for too long. Cannonier has pretty decent take down defense but eventually I think Brunson gets it down to the ground and smothers Cannonier

Derek Brunson

Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa

This fight wont last long. I love both these guys, they seem to enjoy what they do and revel in the knockout. Derrick Lewis though is going to put on for his hometown and knock Tai out. No shoey this time

Derrick Lewis

Israel Adesanya (C) vs. Robert Whittaker

The only person to stop Izzy Adesanya was the (at the time) 205 pound champion Jan Blachowicz. Jan was just too big and big brothered Izzy. But if the fight is at 185 pounds (which this one is) he has proved to be unstoppable. There is simply a gap between Adesanya and the next best guy. And that best guy IS Robert Whittaker. But as Izzy said “whats changed?” Its hard to believe that Whittaker is going to come in and do things so differently that its going to catch Adesanya off guard. He might last longer than 2 rounds, but Izzy will do what hes done to just about every other opponent and finish him

Israel Adesanya (lock)

 

Since BET MGM is the king of parlay’s here is how the parlay odds look!

  • f you take every one of my picks and parlay them on BetMGM, wagering $100 you’d win $303,476 (+303376)
  • If you just parlay the prelims, using all my picks and wagering $100 you would walk away with $24,673 (+24573)
  • Parlay the main card, taking all my picks and wagering $100 you would cash in $1,229 (+1129)
  • And if you just want to take my locks and parlay them on BetMGM, wagering $100 you would win $471 (+371)

Odds subject to change. Good luck!