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UFC Fight Night 190: Barcelos vs Valiev 06/26/2021 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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UFC Fight Night 190 Barcelos vs Valiev 06-26-2021 Analysis Odds and Picks

UFC Fight Night 190: Barcelos vs Valiev 06/26/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not done creating great fight cards this month as UFC on ESPN 25 is going to happen this coming Saturday, June 26. This event will take place at the closed doors of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are the best ways to enjoy the matches at home. The biggest draw for this evening will be a heavyweight matchup between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov. Raoni Barcelos is also fighting in the main card and he will take on Timur Valiev in the bantamweight division. It is forecasted based on the top fighting bookmaker that Raoni Barcelos will be taking home a victory over Timur Valiev.

UFC Fight Night 190: Barcelos vs Valiev 06/26/2021

When: Saturday, June 26, 1:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 190: Barcelos vs Valiev 06/26/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Raoni Barcelos -210 Timur Valiev +175

Raoni Barcelos

Raoni Barcelos is a 34-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This fighter stands at five-foot-seven and represents the Rizzo RVT fight stable and Laerte Barcelos Team. Barcelos is very much comfortable fighting at the bantamweight division and he just lost once in 17 professional MMA matches. Half of these victories came from knockouts while also owning two knockout wins. Since coming to the UFC, Barcelos has won five straight matches. His last two wins came from unanimous decisions over Khalid Taha and Said Nurmagomedov. He also prevailed over Chris Gutierres, Kurt Holobaugh, and Carlos Huachin. 

Timur Valiev

Timur Valiev is known as “Lucky” and this fighter’s hometown is located at Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. This natural featherweight sharpens his skills at the DagFighter and Jackson-Wink MMA stables. Valiev is currently 31 years old and his debut in the UFC has long been coming. His current professional fighting record is at 17-2 and ten of those wins came from the judges’ scorecards. This is his third fight in the organization. His debut fight was in UFC on ESPN 15 against Trevin Jones and that match was overturned by NSAC. The most recent bout was against Martin Day and Valiev picked up his first UFC win via unanimous decision.

Barcelos vs Valiev Betting Numbers

Record 16-1-0 17-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Russia
Height 5’7″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 135 145
Reach (in) 67 67
Win by KO/TKO 50% 29%
Win by Submission 13% 12%
Decisions 38% 59%
Strikes landed per minute 5.59 5.50
Striking accuracy 52% 71%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.17 1.55
Striking defense 67% 56%
Takedown average 2.23 2.73
Takedown accuracy 56% 66%
Takedown defense 85% 50%
Submission average 0.70 0.00

Barcelos vs Valiev Betting Picks

This fight is very interesting as both fighters are expected to climb up the bantamweight rankings. Among the two fighters, the best ufc betting trends see Raoni Barcelos giving Timur Valiev his third loss. This fight should end in the judges’ scorecards as Valiev has never been knocked out or submitted in his career.