UFC 251 Picks: Expert Predictions for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal

Jason Schandl
UFC 251 picks and expert predictions for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal.
UFC 251 picks and expert predictions for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal. / Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

While most major sports are still working through their plans to return to action, the UFC is going full steam ahead. This week that brings us UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11.

The card is headlined by a Welterweight championship bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. Let's take a look at how the experts expect this one to go.

UFC Expert Picks

Bleacher Report:
Alex Ballentine, of Bleacher Report, gave his picks for some of the biggest fights on the card. In the main event, Ballentine expects Usman's wrestling to be too much for Masivdal, and he picks Kamaru Usman by decision.

Thomas Albano, of FanSided, gave a detailed breakdown of the matchup. Albano also thinks Usman's wrestling will just be too much. He picks Kamaru Usman by decision.

CombatPress.com writers Andrew Sumian and Matt Petela picked winners for every fight on the card. They're in agreement on this one, both thinking Usman dominates for most of the 25-minute fight and picking Kamaru Usman by decision.

FanDuel Sportsbook:
The betting markets on FanDuel Sportsbook favor Usman (-260) win in comfortable fashion. Kamaru Usman by decision is the most likely method of victory prop, at +160.

Usman vs Masvidal Picks and Predictions

Kamaru Usman: 5
Jorge Masvidal: 0

Method of Victory
Decision: 5
Submission: 0

How's that for unanimous? The public's betting money may be coming in on Masvidal, but the highlighted experts are all in agreement, picking Kamaru Usman to win by decision.

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