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UFC 300 odds, predictions, start time, Las Vegas fight card: Pereira vs. Hill picks, bets by top MMA expert

Perhaps the biggest combat sports event of 2024 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas as a stacked UFC 300 fight card features countless luminaries of the sport. The main event showcases light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira, one of the UFC’s fastest-rising stars, defending his title against former champion Jamahal Hill. In all, the UFC 300 card features 11 current or former champions and the main UFC fight card is anchored by five three-round fights, the final two with UFC championships at stake. 

Pereira is the -125 betting favorite (risk $125 to win $100), while Hill is a +105 underdog in the UFC 300 odds. In the co-main event, women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili (-480) defends her belt against challenger Yan Xiaonan (+360). Before locking in your UFC 300 picks, make sure you check out the MMA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine 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 and has been a consistent winner 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 the 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). Anyone who has followed him has seen massive returns.

Now, with UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill 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 300: Pereira vs. Hill preview 

The UFC 300 card will be noted in the history books for its depth of quality from the first fight to the last. The opening fight of the preliminary card features a battle of former world champions squaring off in Deiveson Figueiredo and Cody Garbandt, while the main card is topped by a pair of UFC championship bouts.

Pereira (9-2) was fast-tracked to the top of the middleweight rankings primarily because of his kickboxing rivalry with former champion Israel Adesanya. At the time, the UFC was running short on qualified challengers for Adesanya and signed Pereira after just his fourth professional MMA fight.

The bold move paid off as the Brazilian would go on to upset Adesanya and win the middleweight title before moving up to light heavyweight and earning a second belt. In seven UFC appearances, the 36-year-old is 6-1 with four stoppages and belts in two separate divisions.

The versatile Hill (12-1-1) saw his own rapid ascent up the light heavyweight rankings result in a title when he outclassed former champion Glover Teixeira in January of last year in a five-round decision. However, the 32-year-old has been shelved ever since because of an ACL injury that required surgery and forced him to vacate the title.

Even so, Hill, who is known for his explosive striking, maintains he is now at full health and prepared to reclaim the title. He has received performance bonuses in four consecutive fights. You can see more UFC 300 picks at SportsLine

UFC 300 predictions 

We’ll share one of Vithlani’s UFC 300 predictions here: He is siding with Charles Oliveira (+185) to pull the upset of Arman Tsarukyan (-225) in a battle of lightweight contenders on the main card.

Oliveira (34-9-1) is a former champion and noted late bloomer who went on an 11-fight unbeaten streak starting in 2018, following a stretch in which he lost four of six to put his job in jeopardy, on his way to becoming the lightweight champion and one of the most popular fighters on the roster. The 34-year-old Brazilian, who has the most finishes in UFC history with 20, lost the belt to Islam Makhachev in 2022 but bounced back with a win over veteran contender Beneil Dariush last June.

Tsarukyan (21-3) has been hailed as a potential title contender since his UFC debut in April 2019. The versatile 27-year-old Georgian fighter has sometimes drawn comparisons to Oliveira, though he is younger and has fewer miles in the cage. His only UFC defeats have come to Makhachev and fellow contender Mateusz Gamrot.

“For his big-fight experience, I will side with the former champion Oliveira at this underdog price,” Vithlani told SportsLine. You can see more UFC 300 picks at SportsLine.

How to make UFC 300 picks 

Vithlani has strong picks for Pereira vs. Hill and other bouts on the UFC 300 fight card. He’s also backing a fighter who “will have boxing and power advantages” to emerge with a dominant victory. Those picks are only available at SportsLine

Who wins UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill, and how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on UFC 300, all from the MMA expert who profited more than $6,200, and find out. 

UFC 300 odds, fight card

See full UFC 300 picks, predictions and best bets here.

Alex Pereira (-125) vs. Jamahal Hill (+105)
Zhang Weili (-480) vs. Yan Xiaonan (+360)
Max Holloway (+170) vs. Justin Gaethje (-250)
Charles Oliveira (+185) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (-225)
Bo Nickal (-2100) vs. Cody Brundage (+1100)
Jiri Prochazka (+100) vs. Aleksander Rakic (-120)
Aljamain Sterling (-170) vs. Calvin Kattar (+130)
Kayla Harrison (-500) vs. Holly Holm (+325)
Sodiq Yusuff (+110) vs. Diego Lopes (-135)
Jalin Turner (-250) vs. Renato Moicano (+190)
Jessica Andrade (-135) vs. Marina Rodriguez (+105)
Jim Miller (+170) vs. Bobby Green (-230)
Deiveson Figueiredo (-325) vs. Cody Garbandt (+250)

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