UFC 248 picks and odds for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero: Adesanya vs Romero predictions

Adesanya vs Romero predictions - UFC 248
Yoel Romero is a live underdog and is capable of pulling off the upset when making your Adesanya vs Romero predictions Saturday for UFC 248. (Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

The UFC 248 odds for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero favor the champion. When making your Adesanya vs Romero predictions, it’s important to note the fight is a lot closer than the odds indicate.

Expect an exciting fight Saturday. 

Adesanya vs Romero predictions

DateSaturday, March 7
TimeCoverage begins 10 p.m. ET
How to watch UFC 248ESPN+ PPV

Yoel Romero’s record is 13-4, with three of those losses coming in his last four fights. Even though his age and recent history are working against him, the 42-year-old Romero is still a live underdog with UFC 248 odds of +210 on the moneyline.

Israel Adesanya’s record is perfect, undefeated in 18 MMA fights with seven of those wins coming in the UFC. Adesanya puts his UFC middleweight championship on the line Saturday.

Given his toughness and solid defense, Romero has a real chance to hand Adesanya his first loss and take his title.

Let’s make Romero moneyline (+210) the first of our Adesanya vs Romero predictions.

If you have never bet a moneyline before, betting $10 to win on UFC 248 odds of +210 would return a $21 payout.

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UFC 248 odds: Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero moneyline

Israel Adesanya
Yoel Romero

Looking at the UFC 248 prop bets, if you think Romero will win, you can increase the payout on your Adesanya vs Romero predictions by betting on method of victory. 

The latest UFC 248 odds have Romero by KO/TKO is +280

In 12 career UFC fights, seven of Romero’s wins have come by KO/TKO with the other two coming by decision (points).

Of his 17 professional MMA fights, none have seen Romero win by submission. 

With those numbers in mind, let’s go with Romero by KO/TKO (+280) as the second of our Adesanya vs Romero predictions.

UFC 248 odds: Adesanya vs Romero method of victory

Adesanya vs Romero prop betsUFC 248 odds
Israel Adesanya by KO/TKO
Adesanya – Points
Adesanya – Submission
Draw
Yoel Romero by KO/TKO
Romero – Points
Romero – Submission

Assuming Romero knocks Adesanya out, we can really increase our payout if we are able to peg which round it will happen.

Round 3 has been the magical round for Romero. Six of his seven UFC wins by KO/TKO have come in Round 3.

The UFC 248 odds for Romero by KO/TKO in Round 3 (+1800) would return a very nice $180 on a $10 bet. 

Maybe I’m discounting Adesanya here a bit too much. After all, he is currently sixth on the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. But the UFC 248 odds for a live underdog like Romero are a bit too tempting to lay off.

Adesanya vs Romero predictions

  • Moneyline – Romero (+210)
  • Romero KO/TKO (+280)
  • Romero by KO/TKO in Round 3 (+1800)
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