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

Amanda Lemos, the up-and-coming strawweight contender, will look to break into the cover picture with her sixth straight win on Saturday when she meets 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 main UFC fight card set for 9 p.m. ET. Lemos is in 10th place and will likely crack the top 5 in what would be the signature win of her career. She has come a long way from her ill-fated UFC debut, in which she was KO’d by veteran Leslie Smith and then banned for two years for testing positive for a drug.

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

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

With more than 1,400 selections tracked by third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, he has shown a 6 percent return on investment for his followers. In the last two years, his followers have earned more than $10,000.

In January, Gombas kicked off the 2022 UFC season in a great way by recommending that SportsLine members back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (-240) in a ranked featherweight contenders match at the main event. Kattar dominated in a unanimous decision to offer his supporters an easy winner. Anyone who has followed Gombas has already seen massive returns.

With UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade looming, Gombas has studied the card from every angle and released his best MMA picks. His tips are only available at SportsLine.

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade Preview

The main event is expected to be an action packed match as both fighters are known for coming forward and having extremely high completion rates.

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

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

Andrade lost the belt in her 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 flyweight title fight to Shevchenko, she beat announced prospect Cynthia Calvillo.

Lemos (11-1-1) was stopped by veteran Leslie Smith in her UFC debut but has since had five straight wins, three of which are a long way off. The 34-year-old Brazilian has seven of her 11 professional MMA wins from stoppages.

Lemos cracked the top 10 rankings after a razor-thin split decision against permanent 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 only see who you support here.

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade Predictions

We’re sharing one of Gomba’s UFC Fight Night tips here: aligning himself with Dwight Grant (+100) to claim victory over Sergey Khandozhko (-120) in a welterweight matchup of explosive prospects.

Grant (11-4) is a four-year UFC veteran known for his punching power and no-nonsense style. He has seven knockouts among his 11 professional MMA wins, but his last two games have resulted in razor-thin split decisions. In his last bout, he came out on the short end of the scorecards in the October meeting against veteran Francisco Trinaldo.

Khandozhko (26-6) is an accomplished grappler and submission specialist who joined the UFC in 2019 after distinguished stints in various promotions. He has shared two fights in the UFC and his most recent appearance ended in a decision loss to Rustam Khabilov.

“Khandozhko has effective low kicks while Grant has a slight power advantage. I think this will be a close fight but I’ll give Grant the advantage because of his proven strength on the schedule,” Gombas told SportsLine.

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

Gombas also has strong picks for Lemos vs. Andrade and other fights on the UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade map. He also backs a fighter who “fought far better competition” to capitalize on a favorable matchup and claim a dominant win. These UFC tips and predictions are only available on SportsLine.

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

UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade Odds

Jessica Andrade (-170) vs. Amanda Lemos (+150)
Claudio Puelles (-115) vs. Clay Guida (-105)
Charles Jourdain (-135) vs. Lando Vannata (+115)
Maycee Barber (-190) vs. Montana De la Rosa (+170)
Manel Kape (-170) vs. Mudaerji Su (+150)
Louis Cosce (-150) vs. 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) vs. Philipe Lins (+105)
Dean Barry (-1,100) vs Mike Jackson (+700)
Marc-Andre Barriault (-155) vs. Jordan Wright (+135)

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