UFC 241 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday night. Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will headline the 12-fight UFC 241 card, which has drawn plenty of interest from around the world. Cormier will take on Stipe Miocic in a rematch after Cormier defeated Miocic to win the heavyweight title in July 2018. Cormier made three successful defenses of his light heavyweight title, which he relinquished in December, and is now looking to make his second defense of the heavyweight crown after submitting Derek Lewis at UFC 230. Cormier is a -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100), while Miocic enters as a +125 underdog in the latest Cormier vs. Miocic odds after the line opened at +115. Nate Diaz will also be making his return to the UFC after a three-year layoff against Anthony Pettis. Diaz is a +115 underdog, while Pettis is a -135 favorite in the co-main event according to the latest Pettis vs. Diaz odds. Before you make your UFC 241 picks, be sure to see the Cormier vs. Miocic predictions from SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley.

After fighting three times in 2018, UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will be making his first appearance of the year as he makes his second title defense. UFC 241 pits Cormier against Stipe Miocic in a rematch of a heavyweight title fight last July in which Cormier won the crown and became a two-division champion. Saturday’s fight is at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and, in addition to Cormier vs. Miocic, Nate Diaz will be making his long-awaited return to the octagon after nearly three years. Diaz will take on Anthony Pettis at welterweight in the co-main event of the 12-fight UFC 241 card. Cormier (21-1-1) is a -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100), while Miocic (18-3) is a +125 underdog in the latest Cormier vs. Miocic odds, up from an open of +115. Meanwhile, Pettis is a -130 favorite, with Diaz listed at +110 in the latest Pettis vs. Diaz odds after both fighters opened at -110. Before you make your UFC 241 picks, be sure to see the predictions from SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley.

Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and is in contention to win this year’s competition. He also appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and DFS shows. Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $22,000.

Last week at UFC Fight Night 156 in Uruguay, Marley posted a record of 10-3 and his $100 followers netted a one-night profit of $700. His winning selections included taking Gilbert Burns (+125) to hand Aleksei Kunchenko (-155) his first professional defeat.

At UFC on ESPN 5 in New Jersey, Marley accurately predicted that second-ranked welterweight contender Colby Colvington would defeat veteran Robbie Lawler by decision. Covington set a record for strikes thrown and won by a wide margin on all three scorecards. Anyone who has followed Marley is way up.

Now, with UFC 241 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing those selections only over at SportsLine. 

Marley knows the UFC 241 main event could be legacy-defining moment and perhaps the last bout in the career of Cormier, who has vowed not to fight long past age 40. He turned 40 in March and could call it quits after defending the belt against a heavyweight who many observers believe is the best of this generation.

Jones remains the only UFC fighter to have defeated Cormier, though one of the two bouts was later changed to a no-contest because of a positive drug test. Cormier moved up to heavyweight for the chance to become a double-champion and because the UFC was running out of legitimate contenders to take on Miocic, whose three heavyweight title defenses are a UFC record.

Cormier closed as a nearly 3-1 underdog in the first fight, but ended with a bang. He stunned Miocic with an uppercut out of a clinch and finished the fight on the ground with more decisive blows.

If he wins, Miocic could be in line for another long run as heavyweight champion. However, another loss would take some of the shine off his title reign, drop him down the rankings and force a longer journey towards another title shot. You can get Marley’s Cormier vs. Miocic picks only at SportsLine.

We’ll share one of Marley’s UFC 241 predictions here: He is backing Drakkar Klose get the decision victory as a -210 favorite over Christos Giagos in a lightweight battle. Klose is 10-1-1 in his career entering the fight and has won four of five since entering the UFC back in 2017. Klose has a distinct striking advantage over Giagos, landing 50 percent of his attempted significant strikes and connecting on 3.45 significant strikes per minute to Giagos’ 2.13. 

And while Giagos is the more effective grappler, Klose has the skills to defend against Giagos’ shots and keep control of where the fight takes place. Klose has defended against 70 percent of attempted takedowns in his career. 

“Klose is the better striker who lands at a higher rate with higher accuracy. I expect him to win the striking battle at UFC 241,” Marley told SportsLine. “Klose is a solid point fighter and I don’t see him taking a lot of chances.”

Marley also has strong picks for Cormier vs. Miocic, Diaz vs. Pettis and every other bout on the stacked UFC 241 card. You can only see them at SportsLine.

Who wins Cormier vs. Miocic? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on all 12 fights at UFC 241, all from the incomparable expert who’s up more than $22,000 on MMA in the past year, and find out. 

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