UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot odds, predictions: MMA expert shares surprising fight card picks, bets

Written by on March 31, 2024

One undefeated record is guaranteed to go by the wayside on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night between unbeaten women’s flyweight contenders Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot. Their five-round showdown anchors the main UFC fight card starting at 10 p.m. ET from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The No. 2-ranked Blanchfield and No. 3-ranked Fiorot are both 6-0 in the UFC and coming off signature wins over former UFC champions. Now, they face each other, with the winner becoming the top candidate for the division’s next title shot.

Blanchfield is a -185 favorite (risk $185 to win $100), while Fiorot is priced at +155 in the latest UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot odds. In the co-main event, Vicente Luque (-110) takes on Joaquin Buckley in a battle of welterweight sluggers. Before locking in any UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot picks, make sure you check out the MMA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine combat expert Daniel Vithlani

From breaking down film and following fighters and their camps closely, to tracking sharp action and betting market signals, Vithlani covers the breadth of the MMA betting landscape top to bottom. He also trains amateur boxers and speaks regularly with MMA fighters to understand the sport’s nuances.

Vithlani made his SportsLine debut in January 2023 and swept the main card for UFC 283 with a 5-0 record. He has been a consistent winner ever since. In the last eight UFC pay-per-view events, Vithlani has gone 6-2 on main-event picks and his main-card selections in that span have netted his followers a profit of more than $1,500. His highlights include calling an upset for Sean O’Malley (+210) against Aljamain Sterling (-250) at UFC 292 as part of a 4-1 main card and his UFC 299 winners included underdog selections on Dustin Poirier (+190) against Benoit Saint Denis (-230) and Michael Page (+110) against Kevin Holland (-130).

Now, with UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot on deck, Vithlani has studied the card from top to bottom and released his top selections. You can only see those picks at SportsLine

UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot preview 

Blanchfield (12-1) is a former standout in the women’s-only Invicta FC promotion who is arguably one of the more celebrated prospects in recent memory. She joined the UFC in September 2021 and immediately caught the attention of MMA observers with her unusual blend of athleticism, versatility, durability and tenacity.

The 24-year-old New Jersey native was immediately elevated into fights against upper-tier competition and answered each challenge. Blanchfield disposed of fellow prospects Miranda Maverick and Molly McCann before taking another step up in her main-event debut last February against former champion Jessica Andrade. Blanchfield took control from the outset and earned a performance bonus on the strength of her second-round submission.

Fiorot (11-1) didn’t receive quite the same level of recognition that Blanchfield experienced at the outset, but her similarly dominant results led to a surge up the rankings and prompted this rare meeting of prospects who are undefeated in the UFC vying for a title shot.

The 34-year-old French power puncher is a former flyweight champion in the UAE Warriors promotion who gained recognition behind knockout victories in her first two UFC outings. Also similar to Blanchfield, her signature victory came in her last outing against a decorated former champion. Fiorot won a decision against Rose Namajunas in September of last year to crack the top-five rankings. You can only see who to pick at UFC Fight Night here.

UFC Fight Night predictions

We’ll share one of Vithlani’s UFC Fight Night selections here: He is going with Bill Algeo (-190) to get his hand raised against Kyle Nelson (+160) in a featherweight matchup on the main card.

Algeo (18-7) is a four-year UFC veteran who is known for his brawling style, durability and outrageous post-fight interviews. The 34-year-old Pennsylvania native is on a two-fight winning streak and coming off a decision victory against fellow journeyman Alexander Hernandez last October.

Nelson (15-5-1) is a six-year UFC veteran and versatile fighter who has faced a gauntlet of high-level opponents but saw his roster spot jeopardized by a streak in which he lost four of five. But the 32-year-old Canadian bounced back with two consecutive victories, including a decision over Fernando Padilla last September.

“I feel Algeo is the far more skilled fighter in this matchup. Algeo shows off his confidence in fights, and never seems to be worried or in a rush,” Vithlani told SportsLine. “Algeo likes to utilize his long lanky frame when striking at distance. He keeps his hands low and snaps off punches from odd angles. He is also savvy on the ground and flows through positions intelligently.” See who else to back here

How to make UFC Fight Night picks  

Vithlani has strong picks for Blanchfield vs. Fiorot and other bouts on the UFC Fight Night card. He’s also backing a fighter who “can throw in volume and switch stances” to emerge with a dominant victory. Those picks are only available at SportsLine

Who wins UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, and how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on UFC Fight Night, all from the MMA expert on a 6-2 main event roll, and find out. 

UFC Fight Night odds, fight card

See full UFC Fight Night picks, predictions, best bets here.

Erin Blanchfield (-185) vs. Manon Fiorot (+155)
Vicente Luque (-110) vs. Joaquin Buckley (-110)
Jamall Emmers (-215) vs. Nate Landwehr (+175)
Chris Weidman (+230) vs. Bruno Silva (-285)
Nursulton Ruziboev (-260) vs. Sedriques Dumas (+210)
Bill Algeo (-190) vs. Kyle Nelson (+160)
Chidi Njokuani (-145) vs. Rhys McKee (+125)
Lupita Godinez (-205) vs. Virna Jandiroba (+170)
Julio Arce (-390) vs. Herbert Burns (+310)
Ibo Aslan (-130) vs. Anton Turkalj (+110) 

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