Quick Picks – UFC Shanghai – Bisping vs. Gastelum

For the first time ever the UFC visits mainland China this Saturday in what is an extremely important event if they want to have success in the region. Unfortunately, the card doesn’t really give much hope on that count as it’s devoid of big names outside of the main event.

In that spot, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping steps in just three weeks after losing his title to replace the recently USADA-flagged Anderson Silva against Kelvin Gastelum.

You can find betting odds for UFC events on the Jackpot247 app and try your luck.

Here are your picks for the evening:

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum – I think Gastelum will get the front foot and hurt Bisping badly.

Welterweight: Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow – Li

Featherweight: Wang Guan vs. Alex Caceres – Caceres

Welterweight : Muslim Salikhov vs. Alex Garcia – Salikhov

Prelim Card:

Featherweight: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes – Zabit

Welterweight : Kenan Song vs. Bobby Nash – Nash

Women’s Strawweight: Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan – Curran

Bantamweight: Yadong Song vs. Bharat Khandare – Song

Heavyweight: Chase Sherman vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov – Sherman

Women’s Bantamweight: Yanan Wu vs. Gina Mazany – Mazany

Featherweight: Wuliji Buren vs. Rolando Dy – Dy

Heavyweight: Cyril Asker vs. Yaozong Hu – Asker

Bet of the week

Sherman wins via decision at 3/1

Start times

Prelims – 8.45am on Fight Pass

Main Card – Noon on BT Sport

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