Sergei Spivak believes he deserves to be recognized among the world’s elite heavyweights, and he has a chance to prove it on Saturday when he takes on former title contender Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac. A ranked contenders battle will be the main card of the UFC (4:00 pm ET) fight at the Apex facility in Las Vegas. Spivak, ranked 12th, has won five of his last six fights but has not received the same level of recognition as other rising heavyweight prospects. This is largely due to the fact that he lost two of his first three appearances with the promotion and faced relatively sparse opposition. That will change on Saturday when he faces 7th-ranked Lewis, who has faced the division’s loudest players and needs a win to stay at the top of the rankings.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Spivak as a -190 favorite (risk $190 to win $100), while Lewis comes back from +170 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac. In the co-main event, light heavyweight prospects enter the cage when Kennedy Nzechukwu (-175) takes on Ion Kutelaba (+155). Before fixing any UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac, be sure to check out MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine combat analyst Kyle Marley..
Marley won the first-ever UFC betting contest “ToutMaster” sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and regularly appears on several MMA bets and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every fight on every professional MMA card and does a thorough research before every competition.
Over the past three plus years, bettors betting $100 and following Marley’s predictions have earned over $13,000. The seasoned MMA analyst kicked off the 2022 UFC season in January by advising SportsLine members to back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Gigi Chikaze (-240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimous decision victory gave Marley’s followers another easy win. Anyone who followed him is at the top.
With UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on the horizon, Marley studied the card from top to bottom and showed his best picks. Marley’s UFC Fight Night picks are only available on SportsLine..
UFC Fight Night Preview: Lewis vs. Spivac
For most of the last decade, Lewis (26-10-1) has been one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster. His one-hit devastating power makes his fights a must-watch, and his cheeky humor in interviews keeps onlookers watching him long after his fights are over.
But in deference to his sense of humor and outgoing nature, it loses the notion that Lewis is probably the most successful heavyweight in UFC history to never wear a belt. He lost in a title shot to former champion Daniel Cormier in November 2018 and lost to Cyril Gein for the interim title last August.
However, his resume includes a knockout win over 3rd seed Curtis Blaydes and a decision win over defending champion Francis Ngannou. The 37-year-old lost his last two fights by knockout to rising prospects, with a third likely to demote him to gatekeeper status.
Spivak (15-3) is among the young heavyweights who are starting to rise to the top of the division. The 27-year-old Moldovan fighter joined the UFC with a 9-0 record but lost his debut to journeyman Walt Harris.
Since then, he has won six of his eight matches but lost to the best opponent he has faced in that time. Tom Aspinall, in sixth place, stopped Spivac last September. Spivak has rebounded with wins over Greg Hardy and Augusto Sakai this year and is likely to break into the top 10 with a third straight win on Saturday. You can see who will be selected for UFC Fight Night only here..
Best UFC Fight Night Picks
We’ll share one of Marley’s UFC Fight Night predictions here: He backs Andre Fialho (-105) to raise his hand against Muslim Salikhov (-115) in a heavyweight welterweight prospects matchup on the main card.
Fialho (16-5-1) joined the UFC earlier this year with a reputation for punching power and fast-paced action that he earned with promotions such as Bellator and UAE Warriors. The 28-year-old Portuguese fighter has already entered the cage four times for the UFC in 2022. He split those fights, earning Performance of the Night honors in two of them.
Salikhov (18-3) is a former kickboxer whose rise in the UFC rankings has been halted by relative inactivity in the past few years. The Russian fighter saw a five-fight winning streak come to an end in his last fight when veteran Li Jingliang stopped him in July.
“Both fighters have a lot of power, but they don’t have a lot of volume. I will side with a fighter who is 10 years younger and pick Fialho by decision,” Marley told SportsLine. See who else to support right here.
How to choose UFC Fight Night
Marley also has good picks for Lewis vs. Spivak and for all the other fights on the UFC Fight Night card. He also backs a fighter who “is the bigger hitter” to get a big win. These UFC picks are only available on SportsLine..
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UFC Fight Night odds, fight card
Sergey Spivak (-190) vs. Derrick Lewis (+170)
Kennedy Nzechukwu (-175) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+155)
Waldo Acosta (-215) vs. Chase Sherman (+185)
Muslim Salikhov (-115) vs. Andre Fialho (-105)
Jack Della Maddalena (-550) vs. Danny Roberts (+425)
Charles Johnson (-160) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (+140)
Marina Moroz (-180) vs. Jennifer Maya (+160)
Miles Jones (-165) vs. Vince Morales (+145)
Ricky Turcios (-160) vs. Kevin Natividad (+140)
Maria Oliveira (-125) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (+105)
Brady Histand (-160) – Fernie Garcia (+140)
Natalia Silva (-170) vs. Teresa Bleda (+150)