UFC 228 Odds, Info & Expert Betting Predictions

UFC 228 Odds, Info & Expert Betting Predictions

Written by on September 5, 2018

UFC 228 showcases champions Tyron Woodley and Nicco Montaño in Dallas, Texas on Sep. 8. Woodley fight Darren Till while Montaño defends her title against Valentina Schevchenko. Check out the latest MMA odds, analysis, and picks for UFC 228!

UFC 228 Odds, Info & Expert Betting Predictions

  • When: Saturday, Sep. 8 at 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • TV: UFC Network
  • Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Early Prelims

  • Roberto Sanchez vs Jarred Brooks (Replaces Ryan Benoit)
  • Geoff Neal -180 vs Frank Camacho +150
  • #12 Irene Aldana -120 vs #13 Lucie Pudilova +100
  • Jim Miller +125 vs Alex White -145
  • Diego Sanchez +185 vs Craig White -225


  • Charles Byrd -235 vs Darren Stewart +190
  • #5 Jimmie Rivera +125 vs #7 John Dodson -145
  • #8 Aljamain Sterling -135 vs #10 Cody Stamann +115
  • #6 Carla Esparza +415 vs #9 Tatiana Suarez -565

UFC 228 Main Card

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Niko Price

Alhassan, 9-1, takes a 2 fight win streak into his battle with Niko Price on Saturday. He’s a fantastic striker with both his feet and hands. Alhassan averages over 4 significant strikes per minute. He’s a feast or famine straight up striker, though. Price built his 12-1 record by striking and submitting his opponents. In late January, Price submitted George Sullivan in Round 2. In his next fight on July 14, he knocked out Randy Brown in round 2. Price’s versatility could give him a slight edge in this battle. If Price can stay away from Alhassan’s striking power, he might pull off the upset.

#2 Jessica Andrade vs #4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 

Andrade, 18-6, offers low odds to beat Kowalkiewicz, 12-2. Kowalkiewicz has a nice record, but she’s won 77% of her bouts via decision. Andrade might not allow Kowalkiewicz breathing room to win a decision. While trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Andrade uses her submission skills to ground and pound. If the fight goes to the matt, Kowalkiewicz should be toast. If Kowalkiewicz san stay away from Andrade’s leg kicks and stays off the matt, she’ll have a small shot.

#15 Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Brandon Davis

Magomedsharipov, 15-1, rides an 11 fight win streak into his battle with overmatched Brandon Davis, 9-4. Davis replaces the injured Yair Rodriguez. Zabit fights Wushu-Sanda, a modern combination of ancient Kung Fu along with boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing. Davis presents one of the sacrificial lambs to Magomedsharipov’s ascension to the Featherweight Championship. Dana White should place Zabit in the Octagon with a much tougher opponent after he destroys Davis.

C Nicco Montaño vs #1 Valentina Schevchenko 

At UFC 228, Champion Montaño, 5-2, is a huge dog against #1 Valentina Schevchenko, 15-3. Schevchenko dominated Priscilla Cachoeira, out striking her 95 to 2, in her last bout. Before putting a beating on Cachoeira, Valentina lost a split decision to one of the top women fighters at UFC, Amanda Nunes. Montaño won The Ultimate Fighter in December via unanimous decision over Roxanne Moddaferi. Although she’s got the belt, she’s not ready to face a fighter as hardened and talented as Valntina Schevchenko.

C Tyron Woodley vs #2 Darren Till 

Champion Tyron Woodley opened as an underdog before UFC bettors wagered him down to -110. Woodley, 18-3-1, hasn’t lost since Rory MacDonald beat him via unanimous decision at UFC 174 in 2014. He fought Stephen Thompson to a draw at UFC 205 on the Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor undercard. Woodley won both his fights in 2017, a majority decision over Thompson, and a unanimous decision over Demian Maia. Darren Till, 17-0-1, can fight any style, including Luta Livre, an offshoot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu created by Euclydes Hatem. Till’s immense skill set should take him over the top here. He’s never faced defeat because unlike most MMA fighters, Till can make in fight adjustments. Till’s also got a 3-inch height advantage over Woodley.