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Curtis Blaydes v Derrick Lewis Betting Tips & Predictions

Curtis Blayes and Derrick Lewis go head to head with the winner that will boost their claim for a title fight in 2021. Our experts have taken a close look at this fight to find the best betting opportunities.

Curtis Blaydes v Derrick Lewis Betting Tips | 01:00 am Sunday, 21st February 2021

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Curtis Blaydes v Derrick Lewis Predictions & Tips

Blaydes To Win By KO/TKO

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Only champion Stipe Miocic and contender Francis Ngannou are currently ahead of Blaydes in the heavyweight ranking right now. Ngannou is in fantastic form at the moment and has managed to knock out all his last four opponents, including Blaydes.

‘Razor’ was on the right trajectory towards winning the title in 2018, but found a Ngannou on fantastic form and was defeated in just 45 seconds. Despite that was a major blow, Blaydes responded very well and won thanks to Justin Willies’ decision and defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov and former champion Junior Dos Santos. He subsequently overcame Alexander Volkov in June to consolidate his position as the second contender. Now he just needs another win to have another crack at the title.

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Who will win Curtis Blaydes v Derrick Lewis fight?

His opponent Lewis has also fought for the UFC heavyweight title before. He was on three fights winning streak when he took on Daniel Cormier in November 2018. By his admission, that wasn’t the best idea, and Cormier submitted him nearly immediately. Lewis struggled after that fight and was defeated again inside two rounds by ex-champion Junior Dos Santos.

But after that loss, he kept going and secured two wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Ilir Latifi. He followed that up with a second-round TKO success over Aleksei Oleinik in August, and he is now back in the top 5. If he can beat Blayeds, he will rise even further so this is a massive opportunity for him.

Considering that we are in the heavyweight division, a single punch could be the decider. Lewis has improved significantly, and it is more capable of stopping opponents with that violent power. The ‘Black Beast’ has also improved when it comes to takedown defence and cardio, so this is undoubtedly the best opportunity for him to take on Blaydes, and surely he has a chance.

Although we believe it will be close, we are siding with Blaydes. He has the stand-up skills that can cause Lewis lots of problems and also the ‘Black Beast’ has been struggling against strong wrestlers in the past. We expect that Blaydes will try to get Lewis to the mat, and even if the latter has better cardio, being mauled repeatedly will cost him. So we do see Blaydes eventually finding the opportunity to deliver a KO/TKO, even if it will be later on in the match.

Q. When is Curtis Blaydes v Derrick Lewis fight?

01:00, Sunday

Q. What are the odds on Curtis Blaydes winning?

1/4 (Odds Subject to Change)

Q. What are the odds on Derrick Lewis winning?

3/1 (Odds Subject to Change)

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Born and raised in London, John has always been in love with sport. He started successfully his own blog back in 2006, while writing for football in several newspaper. John has also worked with several betting operators as sports trader and has joined BettingTips4You.com since the start in 2013. John is now head of the content team at BettingTips4You.com.