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UFC on ESPN 18 Betting: Blaydes vs. Lewis Odds, Picks and Previews

UFC on ESPN 18 Betting: Blaydes vs. Lewis Odds, Picks and Previews

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be putting two top heavyweights inside the octagon as their main event with Curtis Blaydes taking on Derrick Lewis in UFC on ESPN 18. This event will happen this Saturday, November 28 inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View will be the best option to watch the fight and live coverage begins at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Curtis Blaydes is looking for a chance to fight for the UFC heavyweight championship that is held by Stipe Miocic. He has to go through Derrick Lewis to get there and he is seen by UFC Betting Odds as the best choice to win the match.

UFC on ESPN 18 Betting: Blaydes vs. Lewis Betting Information

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC on ESPN 18 Betting: Blaydes vs. Lewis Odds

Fighter ML
Curtis Blaydes -270
Derrick Lewis +230
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Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes is fast rising in the UFC and at 29 years old, he is already looking at his first crack a the UFC heavyweight championship since making his debut in April 2016. This is his highest ranking in the division at second-overall and a win here will make him earn a title shot. He has shown a lot of improvement for the past years as he won eight of his last nine fights. He is now on a four-fight winning streak and in one of those matches, Blaydes defeated former champion, Junior dos Santos. His last fight was against Alexander Volkov just this June and he won that fight via split decision.

Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis has been around the UFC since April 14. He is no stranger to title shots and his last attempt to take the UFC heavyweight championship was back on November 3, 2018 in UFC 230. “The Black Bear” took on Daniel Cormier but eventually submitting to him via rear-naked choke in the second round. He lost his following fight after that against Junior dos Santos but went on a three-fight winning streak after. This 35-year-old fighter took down Blagoy Ivanov, Ilir Latifi and the most recent matchup was against Alexey Oleynik. Looks like Lewis has a lot left in his career as he knocked out Oleynik in the second round with a barrage of punches.

Blaydes vs. Lewis Betting Numbers

Blaydes Lewis
Record 14-2-0 24-7-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 6’4″ 6’3″
Weight 265 lbs 260 lbs
Reach 80″ 79″
Win by KO/TKO 71% 79%
Submissions 0% 4%
Decisions 29% 17%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 3.55 2.64
Striking Accuracy 53% 50%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 1.73 2.09
Striking Defense 57% 44%
Takedown Average 6.98 0.54
Takedown Accuracy 55% 26%
Takedown Defense 33% 52%
Submission Average 0% 0.0

Blaydes vs. Lewis Summary

Curtis Blaydes is just hungry to get back and fight for the championship belt. On the other hand, Derrick Lewis sees this as probably his last chance of getting a title shot. Top Online Sportsbook sees that the younger Blaydes will be prevailing in this fight and is the safer bet among the two heavyweights. 

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