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UFC Fight Night 196: Negumereanu vs Villanueva 10/23/2021 Fight Analysis, Odds and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 196 Negumereanu vs Villanueva 10-23-2021 Fight Analysis Odds and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 196: Negumereanu vs Villanueva 10/23/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their fourth but not the final fight card this month with UFC Fight Night 196. This event takes place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, October 23. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are safe ways to enjoy the matches safely from fight fans’ living rooms. A middleweight bout is featured in the main event with Marvin Vettori taking on Paulo Costa to earn a title shot. Also in the main card is Ike Villanueva and he will go up against Nicolae Negumereanu in a hard-hitting light heavyweight bout. It is seen in UFC fight odds that Nicolae Negumereanu will be the fighter that will take home the win against Ike Villanueva.

UFC Fight Night 196: Negumereanu vs Villanueva 10/23/2021

When: Saturday, October 23, 1:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 196: Negumereanu vs Villanueva 10/23/2021 Odds

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Negumereanu Odds Villanueva Odds
Nicolae Negumereanu -235 Isaac Villanueva +195

Main Card

Nicolae Negumereanu

Nicolae Negumereanu or in short “Nick” is a fighter coming from all the way in Brasov, Romania for this bout. He gets to be trained and represented by the Korona Sports Centre fights stable in this upcoming match. Negumereanu is just entering his prime at 27 years old and has been competing comfortably at the light heavyweight division. He has only been defeated once in 11 professional bouts and owns six knockout victories. Going to the UFC as an undefeated fighter, his debut match against Saparbek Safarov gave him his first career loss. He was able to register his first UFC win against Aleksa Camur just this June and that finished in a tight split decision.

Isaac Villanueva

Isaac Villanueva is a veteran fighter at 37 years old and this fighter hails from Houston, Texas in the United States. His professional MMA career has been handled by the 4OZ. Fight Club stable. Villanueva stands at six-foot-three and this light heavyweight has a professional record of 18-12. “Hurricane Ike” victories are divided into 15 knockouts and three decisions. Five of his losses came from submissions. Since coming to the UFC in May 2020, Villanueva has already been given four fights. Three of those matches resulted in losses. His most recent match was just this June as he got knocked out by Marcin Prachino in the second round.

Negumereanu vs Villanueva Betting Numbers

Negumereanu
Villanueva
Record 10-1-0 18-12-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Romania USA
Height 6’0″ 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 78 73
Win by KO/TKO 60% 83%
Win by Submission 30% 0%
Decisions 10% 17%
Strikes landed per minute 2.73 4.28
Striking accuracy 37% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.73 7.88
Striking defense 26% 36%
Takedown average 0.50 0.79
Takedown accuracy 20% 100%
Takedown defense 57% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Negumereanu vs Villanueva Betting Picks

This fight is going to promise a lot of hard-hitting punches. It is forecasted by the top online sportsbook that the veteran fighter Ike Villanueva will be the riskier pick to take as Nicolae Negumereanu is expected to finish this fight early.