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UFC 251 Picks: Expert Predictions for Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo

Jason Schandl
UFC 251 expert picks and predictions for Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo.
UFC 251 expert picks and predictions for Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo. / Alexandre Schneider/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.

One of three title fights on the card is a matchup between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo for the vacant Bantamweight championship. 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. Ballentine expects Yan's boxing to be too much for the veteran Aldo, picking Yan by TKO.

Thomas Albano, of FanSided, gave a detailed breakdown of the matchup. Albano is in agreement with Ballentine, picking Yan by TKO.

CombatPress: writers Andrew Sumian and Matt Petela picked winners for every fight on the card. Petela didn't specify a method of victory, but he picked Petr Yan. Sumian agreed, picking Petr Yan by TKO.

FanDuel Sportsbook:
The betting markets on FanDuel Sportsbook favor Yan (-235) to win in comfortable fashion. Petr Yan by KO/TKO has the best odds among method of victory prop bets, at +140.

Yan vs Aldo Picks and Predictions

Petr Yan: 5
Jose Aldo: 0

Method of Victory
Decision: 0
Submission: 0

There's not much disagreement here. All five highlighted experts expect Petr Yan to pull off the win, and all four that specified a method of victory like that win to come by KO/TKO.

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