Lewis vs Spivac Betting Odds Favor Moldovan
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Heavy hitters Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak headline UFC Fight Night and Lewis vs Spivac betting odds expect the favorite to win.
Spivak is the -230 favorite to improve to 16-3 and Lewis is the +180 underdog with UFC betting lines.
Saturday’s fight could give the winner a chance at the UFC Heavyweight title, so it’s an important contest in Las Vegas.
Is Lewis Serious?
Many have doubted the intentions of Lewis over the last few years. He has been criticized for collecting his money and not caring about winning or losing, so we hope that’s not the case for the 37-year-old.
He’s entertaining enough that promoters would want to give him another title shot. He also has the knockout power to end the fight quickly, so if he connects with Spivak, the Lewis vs Spivac betting odds could look silly.
Lewis was knocked out in just 55 seconds against Sergei Pavlovich, which followed a 1:40 knockout loss against Tai Tuivasa, so his recent form has been disastrous. However, because of his explosive power, he is always given another chance.
His next UFC fight could be his last, so he will need to improve against Spivak.
“I know everybody is looking at me with one eye right now,” Lewis said. “Like, ‘Um, I don’t know,’ so I’m gonna go out there and show them that I’m still that guy. It’s crazy because now I feel like while I’ve been taking my training camp serious, people aren’t taking me serious.
“It’s fine if everyone is underestimating me. It’s great — I love being underestimated.”
Lewis vs Spivac betting odds are giving Lewis enough respect for his power at +180. We thought he would be around the +320 mark given his recent failures. Getting knocked out takes its toll, especially on an ageing fighter, so we don’t know how much Lewis has left in the tank.
Spivak Rising the Ranks
Spivak has risen the heavyweight ranks with consecutive wins against Augusto Sakai and Greg Hardy.
Beating Hardy isn’t hard but Sakai was a quality opponent and he handled him in the second round with a knockout.
The “Polar Bear” improved to 15-3 with the win and we’re not surprised by the Lewis vs Spivak betting odds for the Moldovan.
He is heading towards a title shot, and although we don’t think he’s quite on that level yet, the 28-year-old is still improving. His confidence levels are through the roof and bettors should entertain his short odds.
Lewis is a fighter who could give Spivak some troubles. His lack of care means he comes forward with reckless abandon, so he could clip Spivak with a big shot. However, given the team around Spivak, he’s too smart to get caught.
We’re happy to suggest taking the -230 with Lewis vs Spivac betting odds. We would have been happy to back him around -350, so bettors get value odds for the main event at UFC Fight Night.
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