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UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira - Prelims Odds, Predictions, Picks

  • Molly McCann opens as an underdog despite three-fight winning streak

  • Brad Riddell and Dominick Reyes look to get back in the win column

  • Erin Blanchfield opens as the biggest favorite on the undercard

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UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira Prelims Predictions

UFC 281 Prelims

Renato Moicano vs Brad Riddell - Lightweight Division

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Renato Moicano 

TALE OF THE TAPE

Brad “Quake” Riddell

33

Age

31

5‘11“ (181cm)

Height

5‘7“ (170cm)

72.0” (183cm)

Reach

71.3” (181cm)

Brazil

Nation

New Zealand

Constrictor Team

Team

City Kickboxing

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

16-5-1

Record

10-3-0

1 Loss

Current Streak

2 Losses

-125

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+105

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Both fighters here are looking to get back in the win column with a victory in the featured prelim of the night.

Renato Moicano was on a two-fight winning streak before suffering a unanimous decision loss to Rafael Dos Anjos in his most recent UFC fight.

Both of Moicano’s most recent UFC wins came by way of second-round rear naked choke and he achieved this submission wins vs Jai Herbert and Alexander Hernandez consecutively.

Brad “Quake” Riddell on the other hand finds himself on a two-fight losing streak for the first time in his mixed martial arts career and will be desperate for a win by any means necessary.

Keep in mind that just before the losing streak, Riddell was on an impressive seven-fight winning streak, including four decision wins in the UFC over Jamie Mularkey, Magomed Mustafaev, Alex Da Silva, and Drew Dober consecutively.

Riddells' two-fight losing streak consists of a third-round spinning heel kick knockout loss to Rafael Fiziev and a first-round mounted guillotine choke defeat vs Jalin Turner in his most recent fight.

Our Picks

  • Brad Riddell to win via decision (+330)

  • Brad Riddell to win via unanimous decision (+380)

  • Fight to go the distance: Yes (+120)

Dominick Reyes vs Ryan Spann - Light Heavyweight Division

Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes

TALE OF THE TAPE

Ryan “Superman” Spann

32

Age

31

6‘4“ (193cm)

Height

6‘5“ (196cm)

77.0” (196cm)

Reach

81.5” (207cm)

United States

Nation

United States

Cage Combat Academy

Team

Fortis MMA

#7

Rank

#12

12-3-0

Record

20-7-0

3 Losses

Current Streak

1 Win

-215

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+185

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Former title challenger Dominick Reyes is yet to earn a victory since his loss to Jon Jones and his current losing streak stands at three in a row.

Previous to the consecutive losses, Reyes was on a twelve-fight winning streak and soon found himself on the fast track to a title shot vs Jon Jones which he controversially lost via split decision.

Reyes would soon after find himself standing across the octagon from two future title holders in Polish powerhouse Jan Blachowicz, who defeated him by second-round knockout, and the first-ever Czech UFC champion Jiri Prochazka who defeated him with a devastating spinning elbow knockout, also in the second round.

Ryan “Superman” Spann has had a decent run in the UFC so far with six wins and two losses to his name so far in the world's top mixed martial arts promotion.

Spann is very dangerous in the opening round of his fights and in fact, he has finished most of his recent opponents in round one.

Spann’s two most recent wins include a first-round knockout over Misha Cirkunov and a first-round guillotine choke win over Ion Cutelaba.

Our Picks

  • Dominick Reyes to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+200)

  • Dominick Reyes to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+110)

  • Dominick Reyes to win by in round one (+175)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (-190)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (-360)

Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann - Women’s Flyweight Division

Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield

TALE OF THE TAPE

Meatball” Molly McCann

23

Age

32

5‘4“ (163cm)

Height

5‘4“ (163cm)

68.0” (173cm)

Reach

62.0” (157cm)

United States

Nation

England

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Team

Next Generation MMA Liverpool

#12

Rank

#15

9-1-0

Record

13-4-0

6 Wins

Current Streak

3 Wins

-380

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Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield made a name for herself fighting in Invicta FC before making the switch over to the UFC where she has defeated Sarah Alpar and Miranda Maverick by decision before earning a second-round standing guillotine choke victory over JJ Aldrich.

Her opponent, Molly McCann has also been doing well for herself lately with some spectacular performances by the scouser in her last two fights.

She defeated Luana Carolina with a devastating spinning elbow worthy of a knockout of the year award before going on to repeat the technique in her next fight vs Hannah Goldy whom she defeated in the first round of their UFC London fight.

Despite currently riding a three-fight winning streak, Molly McCann finds herself as a big underdog going into this bout vs Erin Blanchfield. 

Considering the odds and McCann’s recent performances it would be wise to choose the underdog in this fight.

Our Picks

  • Molly McCann to win via KO/TKO/DQ in round two (+2500)

  • Molly McCann to win via KO/TKO/DQ (+900)

  • Molly McCann to win in round two (+2000)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (+300)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (+130)

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Andre Petroski vs Wellington Turman - Middleweight Division

Andre Petroski

TALE OF THE TAPE

Wellington “The Prodigy” Turman

31

Age

26

6‘0“ (183cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

73.0” (185cm)

Reach

72.0” (183cm)

United States

Nation

Brazil

Renzo Gracie Philly

Team

Teixeira MMA and Fitness

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

8-1-0

Record

18-5-0

3 Wins

Current Streak

2 Wins

-205

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+175

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Andre Petroski made a name for himself on “The Ultimate Fighter Season 29” where he made it all the way to the finals before being defeated by Bryan Battle.

Since then he has put together a three-fight winning streak in the UFC where he submitted Michael Gilmore, Yaozong Hu, as well as Nick Maximov in his most recent UFC outing.

Wellington “The Prodigy” Turman had a very rough start to his UFC career going 1-3 in his first four fights with the promotion but has since put together a two-fight winning streak.

Turman’s recent wins include a split decision vs Sam Alvey as well as a second-round armbar submission win over Misha Cirkunov.

Our Picks

  • Andre Petroski to win via submission in round one (+500)

  • Andre Petroski to win via submission (+300)

  • Andre Petroski to win in round one (+215)

  • Exact method of victory: Submission (+300)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (-250)

UFC 281 Early Prelims

Ottman Azaitar vs Matt Frevola - Lightweight Division

Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

TALE OF THE TAPE

Matt “Steamrolla” Frevola

32

Age

32

5‘8“ (173cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

71.0” (180cm)

Reach

71.0” (180cm)

Morocco

Nation

United States

Jupps Fight Team

Team

Gracie Tampa South

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

13-0-0

Record

9-3-1

13 Wins

Current Streak

1 Win

+215

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-145

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Our Picks

  • Ottman Azaitar to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+225)

  • Ottman Azaitar to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+110)

  • Ottman Azaitar to win by in round one (+200)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (-165)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (-300)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Silvana Gomez Juarez - Women’s Strawweight Division

Karolina Kowalkiewicz

TALE OF THE TAPE

Silvana “La Malvada” Gomez Juarez

37

Age

37

5‘3“ (160cm)

Height

5‘3“ (160cm)

64.0” (163cm)

Reach

63.0” (160cm)

Poland

Nation

Argentina

Shark Top Team Lodz

Team

Entram Gym

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

13-7-0

Record

11-4-0

1 Win

Current Streak

1 Win

-115

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-105

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Our Picks

  • Silvana Gomez Juarez to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+500)

  • Silvana Gomez Juarez to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+250)

  • Silvana Gomez Juarez to win in round one (+400)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (+150)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (-120)

Mike Trizano vs Seung Woo Choi - Featherweight Division

Mike “The Lone Wolf” Trizano

TALE OF THE TAPE

Seung “Sting” Woo Choi

30

Age

30

5‘11“ (180cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

71.0” (180cm)

Reach

74.5” (189cm)

United States

Nation

South Korea

Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts

Team

MOB Training Center

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

9-3-0

Record

10-5-0

2 Losses

Current Streak

2 Losses

+135

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-155

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Our Picks

  • Seung Woo Choi to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+500)

  • Seung Woo Choi to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+250)

  • Seung Woo Choi to win in round one (+450)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (+200)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (+140)

Julio Arce vs Montel Jackson - Bantamweight Division

Julio Arce

TALE OF THE TAPE

Montel “Quik” Jackson

33

Age

30

5‘7“ (170cm)

Height

5‘10“ (178cm)

70.0” (178cm)

Reach

75.5” (192cm)

United States

Nation

United States

Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts

Team

Pura Vida BJJ MMA

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

18-5-0

Record

11-2-0

1 Win

Current Streak

2 Wins

+175

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Odds

-205

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Our Picks

  • Julio Arce to win via decision (+300)

  • Julio Arce to win via unanimous decision (+350)

  • Fight to go the distance: Yes (-150)

Carlos Ulberg vs Nicolae Negumereanu - Light Heavyweight Division

Carlos “Black Jag” Ulberg

TALE OF THE TAPE

Nicolae “Nicu” Negumereanu

31

Age

28

6‘4“ (193cm)

Height

6‘10“ (183cm)

77.0” (196cm)

Reach

78.0” (198cm)

New Zealand

Nation

Romania

City Kickboxing

Team

Xtreme Couture

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

6-1-0

Record

13-1-0

2 Wins

Current Streak

4 Wins

-125

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+105

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Our Picks

  • Carlos Ulberg to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+330)

  • Carlos Ulberg to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+165)

  • Carlos Ulberg to win by in round one (+300)

  • Winning round: one (+200)

  • Exact method of victory: Knockout (-135)

  • Fight to go the distance: No (-200)

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UFC Information

  • Event: UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

  • Date / Time: Saturday 12th November -  2022 6 PM ET

  • How to watch: ESPN, ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass 

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