Betting: UFC Fight Night Preview Lewis vs. Spivac
Minty Bets and Kevin Iole discuss UFC Fight Night’s Heavyweight Matchup of Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac on Saturday Feb. 4
MINTY BETS: UFC Fight Tonight takes place this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm Minty Bets, joined by Kevin Iole, to give us his best bet on the main event. The main event features a heavyweight bout between Sergei Spivak at -225 versus Derrick Lewis at +190.
Now, Kevin, Derrick Lewis is one of the heaviest hitters in the heavyweight division. And I think there's a lot of value on him at this number. But Spivak, I mean, he has really great cardio for someone in the heavyweight division. So how are you betting this fight?
KEVIN IOLE: And Spivak also has 13 of his 15 wins were by finish, seven knockouts, six submission. So you know, you're looking, he's a versatile guy, can do a lot of different things. But you know what I do is I'm looking at the records of the two guys and who they actually beat.
And so Spivak is on a two fight winning streak. He's won five of his last six. But his two fight winning streak, he's beating Augusto Segui and Greg Hardy. Before that, he had beaten Alexey Olenivka, Jared Vander, and Carlos Felipe.
A lot different than the competition that Derrick Lewis is facing. Lewis, I think, his back as against the wall. Another loss here and it's going to be tough for him to ever be in that conversation for a championship shot again. I don't know that he is right now, anyways. But if he loses this fight, he's definitely gone from that.
And he's going to also lose those big purses that he gets for being in these high profile fights. So he really needs this one. I like him. I think it's a toss up fight. I could see it going either way.
But I'm going to go ahead with the underdog here. I think Derek has that power that can end it at any point in time. So Missy, I'm going to go with the underdog here at the +190. I like that number. I'm going to go with Derrick Lewis to win this fight.
MINTY BETS: All right, thank you so much, Kevin.
KEVIN IOLE: Thanks, Minty.
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