UFC 269: Costa vs Kelley 12/11/2021 Predictions, Fight Analysis and Previews

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UFC 269 Costa vs Kelley 12-11-2021 Predictions Fight Analysis and Previews

UFC 269: Costa vs Kelley 12/11/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a huge fight card coming and it promises to be the most exciting yet. UFC 269 is slated to happen this coming Saturday, December 11 and it will be in front of a sold-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscriptions are great ways to view the matches. Charles Oliveira is set to defend his title against Dustin Poirier who is currently the top-ranked lightweight contender in the main event. Randy Costa is going to compete against Tony Kelly in the early prelims in a bantamweight bout. According to the UFC betting lines, Randy Costa is seen as the favorite to take the win over Tony Kelley.

UFC 269: Costa vs Kelley 12/11/2021

When: Saturday, December 11, 6:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 269: Costa vs Kelley 12/11/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Randy Costa -175 Tony Kelley +155

Randy Costa

Randy Costa is known as “The Zohan” whenever he steps inside an MMA cage and he hails from Taunton, Massachusetts in the United States. His fighting skills are being honed by the Lauzon MMA stable. Costa is a 27-year-old fighter that has been competing mainly at the bantamweight division. He has a professional record of 6-2 and all of his wins are earned through knockouts. This is going to be his fifth fight in the UFC. Heading to this matchup, Costa has split his four fights in the UFC with two wins and two losses. Adrian Yanez was his most recent opponent and he lost via TKO in the second round during UFC on ESPN 27.

Tony Kelley

Tony Kelley is coming into this bout as a 34-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Shreveport, Louisiana in the United States. He has been representing the famous Team Alpha Male stable. Kelly stands at five-foot-ten and has mostly competed at the featherweight division. He owns a professional record of 7-2 with those wins divided into three submissions, two knockouts and two decisions. This is going to be Kelley’s third fight in the UFC. His debut match against Kai Kamaka III resulted in a unanimous decision loss. He was able to bounce back, winning the eyes of the judges in his match with Ali AlQiasi in UFC Fight Night 179.

Costa vs Kelley Betting Numbers

Costa
Kelley
Record 6-2-0 7-2-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States United States
Height 5’9″ 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 79 70
Win by KO/TKO 100% 29%
Win by Submission 0% 43%
Decisions 0% 29%
Strikes landed per minute 8.64 4.57
Striking accuracy 46% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.86 4.77
Striking defense 62% 43%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 100% 50%
Submission average 0.00 2.00

Costa vs Kelley Betting Picks

There is not much sample size in Tony Kelley’s performance in the UFC to convince the best online sportsbook to have him over Randy Costa. Having more fights in the organization makes Costa the safe pick to make.