The UFC’s first event in Paris has got a lot of people with dollar signs in their eyes - especially the bookies. To help you line the pockets of online casinos, here are Inside Fighting’s staff picks for UFC Paris!
Fight Picks: Tai Tuivasa, Marvin Vettori, Alessio Di Chirico, Nasrat Haqparast, Nathaniel Wood.
Lock of the night: I’m riding with Tai Tuivasa. Striker vs. slugger. Slugger only needs to connect once and it’s lights out. 🔒
Fight Picks: Robert Whittaker, Joaquin Buckely, Roman Kopylov, William Gomis, Nathaniel Wood.
Lock of the night: Robert Whittaker. When Robert is focused and healthy, he’s one of the best in the world. Levels above Marvin. Easy money.
Fight Picks: Cyril Gane, Marvin Vettori, Alessio Di Chirico, Nasrat Haqparast, Charles Jourdain.
Lock of the night: Marvin Vettori. Vettori is hungry and motivated to get another title shot. He’s made it his sole purpose in life to end Adesanya’s reign as middleweight champ, and that starts with beating Robert Whittaker.
Fight Picks: Cyril Gane, Robert Whittaker, Roman Kopylov, Nasrat Haqparast, Charles Jourdain.
Lock of the night: Roman Kopylov. Kopylov hasn’t won yet in the UFC, losing his last two fights. However, those are the only two losses of his career. Di Chirico is 1-4 in his last 5 and is coming off a devastating head kick KO. Kopylov is going to come in hungry, knowing his contract with the UFC is in jeopardy.
Fight Picks: Cyril Gane, Marvin Vettori, Roman Kopylov, William Gomis, Charles Jourdain John Makdessi
Lock of the night: Joaquin Buckley. He’s got that Dale Brown self-defense McDojo mojo. Unbeatable.