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UFC 237 odds, predictions: MMA insider picks Namajunas vs Andrade, Cannonier vs Silva

The women’s strawweight title is on the line Saturday night as champion Rose Namajunas takes on top-ranked challenger Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 13-fight UFC 237 card takes place at Jeunesse Arena and starts with preliminary bouts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 8 p.m. ET. Namajunas (8-3) won the title from Joanna Jedrzejczyk in 2017 and defended it a rematch last April. Andrade (19-6) has three consecutive victories, all against ranked opponents. The Brazilian challenger Andrade is a -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100), while Namajunas is priced as a +105 underdog (risk $100 to win $105) in the latest Andrade vs. Namajunas odds. In the co-main event, UFC icon Anderson Silva faces Jared Cannonier in a middleweight clash. The latest Cannonier vs. Silva odds show the former as a -150 favorite. Before you make any UFC 237 picks, you need to hear what SportsLine MMA expert Kyle Marley has to say.

Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and 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 $21,000. It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge. 

Last week at UFC Fight Night 151, Marley advised SportsLine members that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone would defeat the rugged Al Iaquinta in the main event. He predicted that Cerrone’s more well-rounded skill set would be too much for Iaquinta to handle, and that’s exactly what happened, as Cerrone dominated most of the way and earned a unanimous-decision victory. That selection was the finishing touch on an amazing night in which Marley went 11-1 and netted $100 bettors nearly $1,000 in profit.

That wasn’t a fluke either. At UFC 236, Marley told SportsLine that underdog Dustin Poirier (+185) would win a close decision against Max Holloway (-225) in a bout for the interim lightweight title. Marley was on point again, as Poirier took the upper hand in a classic and close battle between two of the UFC’s top pound-for-pound fighters. Anyone who has followed Marley’s advice is way up.

Now, with UFC 237 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-fight UFC 237 card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single match. He’s sharing them only over at SportsLine.

Marley knows the main event has the potential to be a Fight of the Year candidate since Namajunas and Andrade are both known for their fearlessness and versatile skill sets. Namajunas is now No. 14 in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings and her stock is at an all-time high following her pair of wins over Jedrzejczyk.

Andrade, who is widely regarded as the heaviest puncher in the division, hasn’t lost since she dropped a decision to Jedrzejczyk in a May 2017 title bout. She is coming off a first-round knockout of Karolina Kowalkiewicz in September of last year. You can see Marley’s highly confident UFC 237 picks for the main event at SportsLine.

One of Marley’s UFC 237 picks we’ll give away: He’s backing veteran Warlley Alves (-145) to defeat Sergio Moraes (+125) in an undercard welterweight bout.

“I see Alves being able to dictate where this fight takes place, and he is the rightful favorite for that reason,” Marley told SportsLine. “They are both fairly well-rounded fighters, but Alves is more dangerous on his feet, while Moraes more dangerous on the ground.” 

Marley also has picks locked in for Namajunas vs. Andrade, Silva vs. Cannonier and every other fight on this stacked card. Those selections are only available at SportsLine. 

Who wins Namajunas vs. Andrade and Silva vs. Cannonier? And how does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to see which fighters you need to be all over Saturday at UFC 237, all from the incomparable expert who’s up more than $21,000 in MMA picks in the last year.

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