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UFC Fight Night 150 odds, predictions: Top MMA insider picks Jacare vs. Hermansson, Hardy vs Smoliakov

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Jack Hermansson are both considered among the most well-rounded fighters in the UFC’s stacked middleweight division. Both have seen their profiles rise following impressive victories, and one will take another step forward after they square off Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 150 at the BT&T Center in Fort Lauderdale. The 13-fight UFC Fight Night 150 card kicks off with the preliminary bouts at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at approximately 9 p.m. ET. Souza (26-6-1) has been in the octagon with some of the UFC’s biggest names, including current middleweight champ Robert Whittaker. He is coming off a dramatic knockout win against former champ Chris Weidman, while Hermansson (19-4) stopped David Branch in the first minute of the first round in March for his third straight victory. Souza is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Hermansson fetches +170 as a underdog (risk $100 to win $170) in the latest Souza vs. Hermansson odds. In the co-main event, former NFL player Greg Hardy (-320) takes on Dmitrii Smoliakov (+260) in a heavyweight bout.

Before you make any UFC Fight Night 150 picks, listen to 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/DFS shows. He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event.

Over the past year, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up nearly $20,000! It’s an astonishing cash rate that shows the depth of Marley’s knowledge. 

Last week at UFC Fight Night 149, Marley advised SportsLine members that Alistair Overeem (-245) would win via technical knockout against Aleksei Oleinik (+200). That’s exactly what happened as Overeem finished the fight in the first round. Marley also accurately predicted a unanimous-decision victory for Islam Makhachev (-450) against Arman Tsarukyan (+360) in the co-main event.

What’s more, at the epic UFC 236 card two weeks ago, Marley told SportsLine members 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. Also, in the UFC 236 co-main event, Marley called Israel Adesanya’s (-175) narrow decision win against the fierce Kelvin Gastelum (+155) in a bout that is an early candidate for Fight of the Year. 

Now, with UFC Fight Night 150 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the 13-fight card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every single fight. He’s sharing them only over at SportsLine. 

Marley knows the main event winner has a chance to enter a crowded title picture in a stacked division. Souza, 39, is an expert grappler who is widely considered one of the top UFC fighters who has yet to compete for a title. He is coming off one of the most impressive performances of his career in a knockout victory over former champ Chris Weidman last November. The 30-year-old Hermansson is a versatile fighter whose stock is on the rise following a three-fight win streak. His last two wins have come from guillotine chokes, and he’s just a month removed from his first-round victory over David Branch. You can only see Marley’s Souza vs. Hermansson picks at SportsLine.

One of the UFC Fight Night 150 picks we’ll share is that Marley is backing veteran Alex Oliveira (-185) to defeat Mike Perry (+160) in a main-card welterweight bout.

Oliveira (19-6-1) lost his last bout to Gunnar Nelson in December following a two-fight win streak. Perry (12-4) has lost three of his last four, but the Florida native should have strong crowd support on Saturday.

“I expect the fans to be on Perry’s side, but I am not even sure that matters,” Marley told SportsLine. “If this fight goes all three rounds, Oliveira is the likely winner, even if the crowd cheers for every shot Perry lands. Oliveira is the better overall fighter and has the ground game in his back pocket if needed.”

Marley also has picks locked in for Souza vs. Hermansson, Hardy vs. Smoliakov and every other fight on this stacked UFC Fight Night 150 card. Those picks are only available at SportsLine. 

Who wins Souza vs. Hermansson and Hardy vs. Smoliakov? And how does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to see which fighters you need to be all over at UFC Fight Night 150, all from the incomparable expert who’s up nearly $20,000 in MMA picks in the last year.

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