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UFC Fight Night 172: Spivak vs Felipe 07/18/2020 Predictions, Tips and Analysis

UFC Fight Night 172: Spivak vs Felipe 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship goes full swing with their third fight card in the newly constructed UFC Fight Island with UFC Fight Night 172. This event is set to happen on Saturday, July 18 and it will be at Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The matches can be seen through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The biggest draw for this event is two top flyweights, Deiveson Figueiredo taking on Joseph Benavidez for the vacant UFC championship belt. Kicking off the event is a heavyweight bout between Carlos Felipe going up against Serghei Spivak. It is seen by UFC Odds that it will be Serghei Spivak that will be taking the victory in this preliminary bout against Carlos Felipe.

UFC Fight Night 172: Spivak vs Felipe 07/18/2020

When:Saturday, July 18, 5:00 PM ET
Where:Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Spivak vs Felipe 07/18/2020 Odds

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Carlos Felipe+140Serghei Spivak-170

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Carlos Felipe

Carlos Felipe is a young 25-year-old heavyweight fighter and his hometown is located in Feira de Santana in Bahia, Brazil. “Boi” is six-flat and trains at the Life MMA fight stable. He owns an undefeated record of 8-0 with six victories through knockouts. Spivak is set to make his UFC debut in “Fight Island” and coming in, he was a standout fighter in multiple MMA organizations. He fought in Qualify Combat 2, Fight On MMA, Shooto Brazil, O Rei da Arena Fight and Full House among others. His last bout was way back in May 2017 in Qualify Combat 2 – In Search of Glory and he is put inside the same cage against Francisco Sandro da Silva Bezzera. Spivak took him down in the first round via knockout through punches and elbows.

Serghei Spivak

Serghei Spivak is a young 25-year-old heavyweight fighter that came from Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. “The Polar Bear” stands at six-foot-three and trains at Mir Production and UF Promotion. He owns a 10-2 professional MMA record with six wins coming from submissions. Felipe has been fighting in the UFC since May 2019. Prior to that, he came in as an undefeated fighter from World Warriors Fighting Championship. His first UF bout was against Walt Harris but got knocked out in the first round in less than a minute. He was able to secure his first win in the UFC against Tai Tuivasa and took down his opponent in the second round with an arm-triangle choke. His last bout was registered in February 20202 but he lost to Marcin Ybura via unanimous decision in UFC Fight Night 169.

Spivak vs Felipe Betting Numbers

Record10-2- 08-0-0
Last FightLoss
Height6′ 3″6′ 0″
Weight (lbs)260245
Reach (inches)
Win by KO/TKO40%75%
Win by Submission60%0%
Strikes landed per minute2.080
Striking accuracy39%0%
Striking absorbed per minute3.370
Striking defense55%0%
Takedown average3.740
Takedown accuracy66%0%
Takedown defense75%0%
Submission average0.60

Spivak vs Felipe Betting Picks

This is going to be an exciting bout to kick things off but being out of the cage puts Felipe as the huge underdog even if he is undefeated in the cage. Spivak has more consistency and is seen as the safer bet according to Best Sportsbook compared to Felipe.