UFC 278: Lacerda vs Altamirano 08/20/2022 Spread, Fight Forecast and Tips

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UFC 278 Lacerda vs Altamirano 08-20-2022 Spread Fight Forecast and Tips1

UFC 278: Lacerda vs Altamirano 08/20/2022 – Flyweight fighters clash in a three-round slobber-knocker as part of the UFC 278 fight card on Saturday, August 20, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daniel Lacerda and Victor Altamirano look to bounce back from their losses and legitimize their status as one of the top contenders in the 125-pound category. ESPN Pay-Per-View will feature the bout on live television, while UFC Fight Pass covers the encounter in live stream format.

In his first two fights inside the octagon, Lacerda (also known on ESPN as Daniel Da Silva) lost via technical knockout and submission to Jeff Molina and Francisco Figueiredo, respectively. On the other side, Altamirano lost by split decision in his first and only fight in the UFC to Carlos Hernandez. Both fighters seek to gain a name in the flyweight class, and a victory will be great for their careers. According to MMA fight odds, Altamirano is the favorite to win the showdown due to his durability and endurance to last a fight.

UFC 278: Lacerda vs Altamirano 08/20/2022

When: Saturday, August 20, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: ESPN
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 278: Lacerda vs Altamirano 08/20/2022 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Daniel Lacerda +150 Victor Altamirano -170

Daniel Lacerda

The Brazilian striker stakes his 11-3 record in the fight against Altamirano. The switch-hitting fighter has yet to win a bout inside the octagon after winning 11 of his first 12 fights. All his setbacks were stoppage losses, and Daniel Lacerda needs to step up and secure a win to prove to everyone that he is a legitimate UFC fighter who can stand and bang with the world’s best. Lacerda must find the right timing that handed him five knockouts and six submission wins, or his UFC career will suddenly end. He needs to start winning against Altamirano to climb the flyweight rankings and gain credibility.

Victor Altamirano

“El Magnifico” came off a split decision loss against Carlos Hernandez in February. Almost six months later, he is given another opportunity to bounce back from that defeat and start his ascent to the top of the UFC flyweight rankings. Victor Altamirano (10-2) is more of a grappler as he has registered four submission wins under his credit. The American has also proven that he can last the distance with half of his fights ending by decision. The 31-year-old hopes to fend off the early challenges by Lacerda to boost his chances of winning the bout and possibly another crack in the flyweight class.

Lacerda vs Altamirano Betting Numbers

Lacerda
Altamirano
Record 11-3-0 10-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’6″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 70 70
Win by KO/TKO
45%
10%
Win by Submission 55% 40%
Decisions 0% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 3.40 5.97
Striking accuracy 77% 57%
Striking absorbed per minute 7.36 5.23
Striking defense 22% 50%
Takedown average 2.12 2.50
Takedown accuracy 33% 41%
Takedown defense 0% 72%
Submission average 0.0 0.0

Lacerda vs Altamirano Betting Picks

Daniel Lacerda and Victor Altamirano both need the victory to improve their status in the flyweight division. Altamirano must stick to his grappling style to stuff Lacerda’s striking attempts and boost his chance of winning the match. The American is a slight favorite to win the fight if the match goes the distance, according to UFC oddsmakers. However, betting experts give Lacerda a big chance if the match ends early.