On Saturday, Feb. 8, Valentina Shevchenko and Jon Jones headline the main card at UFC 247. The fights take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, home of the Rockets. Both Schevchenko and Jones are huge favorites. Will both prove the oddsmakers right? Or, are they due for a fall? Check out the odds, analysis and free picks for all 5 bouts on the UFC 247 main card!
UFC 247 Odds, Jones vs Reyes Odds Preview and Free Picks
- When: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 pm PDT
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
- TV: ESPN+
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi
Latifi has a decent ground game. 33% of his 15 wins have come via submission. If he can get Lewis on the ground, he’ll have a chance to win this fight. That won’t be easy, though. Derrick has a 5-inch height advantage. His reach advantage is 6-inches while his leg reach advantage is 2 ½”. But Lewis’ takedown defense is just 53%. Give Ilir a shot.
UFC 247 Betting Pick: Ili Latifi
Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige
Bektic – Ige has the makings of Fight of the Night. Ige’s got a 12-2 record. Mirsad’s record is 13-2. Both have knockout power. But Bektic’s got better grappling skills. His takedown average every 15 minutes is 3.59. His takedown accuracy is 53% while Mirsad’s takedown defense is 100%. The stats imply Bektic will determine when, or even if, the fight goes to the ground. Back Mirsad.
UFC 247 Betting Pick: Mirsad Bektic
Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa
A couple of brawlers enter the Octagon when Tafa and Adams battle. Tafa has a 3-1 record. Other than that we don’t know much about him. Adams is 5-2. He’s also got a 5-inch height advantage over Tafa. Adams also has decent wrestling skills. Things look dire for Justin.
UFC 247 Betting Pick: Juan Adama
Valentina Schevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian
Chookagian is taller, 5’ 9” to 5’5”, but she doesn’t have the all-around game that Schevchenko possesses. The main problem for her? Katlyn prevents takedowns just 56% of the time. Schevchenko has both a strong stand-up and awesome ground games. Valentina dictates this fight from the opening bell. Tough to back a -1400 favorite. We don’t have much of a choice.
UFC 247 Betting Pick: Valentina Schevchenko
Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes
There was a time when Jon “Bones” Jones wasn’t just the best MMA fighter on the planet. He was one of the top athletes in the world. Those days are gone. But, does he still have what it takes to remain one of the top fighters at UFC?
Dominick Reyes will test Jones on Saturday night. Reyes is undefeated. Jon has a reach advantage over Reyes. But Dominick is hungry. Not only that but Bones required the full 5 Rounds to get past Thiago Santos in his last. Back Reyes to pull off the upset.
UFC 247 Betting Pick: Dominick Reyes