UFC 268 has arrived and will take place on Saturday, November 6th at Madison Square Garden. The event will be topped by a main card that includes a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, and a women’s strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili.
Kicking off the main card is a bantamweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Marlon Vera. Edgar enters with an overall record of 23-9-1 and is coming off a loss to Cory Sandhagen this past February. He was won only two of his last five fights and is in need of a bounceback win. Vera has an overall record of 17-7-1 and is riding high off of a win. He was victorious against Davey Grant by unanimous decision in June of this year. He has had three of his last five fights come down to a decision and he needs to get better at finishing fights.
How to watch Edgar vs. Vera
Date: Saturday, November 6th
Fight time: Main card starts at 10:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 58% of handle on Edgar, 81% of bets on Vera
Vera is favored in this one because while he struggles to finish fights, Edgar hasn’t won a fight before the decision since 2017. Vera has the stamina to hang with him, but he also has the putaway power to win a fight that will be this close. The worst thing fan could see would be these fighters dancing around each other. Vera has never been knocked out or submitted and I think he finishes this fight before the decision.
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