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UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs Vettori 10/23/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 196 Costa vs Vettori 10-23-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs Vettori – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their fourth fight card for the month with UFC Fight Night 196 commencing this Saturday, October 23. This will be their last inside the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are good options for both teams to witness the matches. Two middleweights who are ranked in the top 5 will be battling for a title shot against reigning champion Israel Adesanya. Paulo Costa will be testing his skills when he steps inside the same cage with Marvin Vettori. It is seen in UFC fight odds that Marvin Vettori will likely take home the victory over second-ranked contender Paulo Costa.

UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs Vettori

When: Saturday, October 23, 4:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs Vettori Odds

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Costa Odds Vettori Odds
Paulo Costa +160 Marvin Vettori -185

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Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa carries an interesting ring name as the โ€œBorrachinhaโ€ and he came all the way from Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He gets to sharpen his MMA skills at the Team Borracha fight team. Costa is a 30-year-old fighter and he is a six-foot middleweight. He has only experienced one loss in 13 professional bouts. 11 of his wins came from devastating knockouts and have one submission victory under his name. After going undefeated in 13 consecutive bouts, Costa earned his title shot against Israel Adesanya in UFC 253. He suffered his first career loss as he got knocked out in the second round with punches and elbows.

Marvin Vettori

Marvin Vettori is in his prime at 23 years old and this fighterโ€™s hometown is located in Mezzocorona, Trentino in Italy. He gets to be guided and represent the Kings MMA fight stable for his professional bouts. Vettori is known as โ€œThe Italian Dreamโ€ whenever he steps inside the cage. This middleweight fighter now has a professional record of 17-5. His wins are divided into nine submissions, six decisions, and two knockouts. After winning five consecutive bouts, that run came to a stop when Vettori faced Israel Adesanya in UFC 263. That match went to a full three rounds with all judges favoring Adesanya to take home the win.

Costa vs Vettori Betting Numbers

Record 13-1-0 17-5-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Italy
Height 6’1″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 72 74
Win by KO/TKO 85% 12%
Win by Submission 85% 53%
Decisions 8% 35%
Strikes landed per minute 7.09 3.88
Striking accuracy 57% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.70 3.04
Striking defense 50% 63%
Takedown average 0.00 2.24
Takedown accuracy 0% 47%
Takedown defense 80% 78%
Submission average 0.00 0.70

Costa vs Vettori Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting matchup as both fighters look to score another chance to fight Israel Adesanya. With the way his last fight ended, Marvin Vettori looks to be the best pick in the top online sportsbook to win over Paulo Costa. This should end early as Vettori will gun for the knockout.