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UFC Fight Night 196: Ricci vs Oliveira 10/23/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 196 Ricci vs Oliveira 10-23-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 196: Ricci vs Oliveira 10/23/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to give their fans their weekly dose of MMA action with UFC Fight Night 196. This event commences this coming Saturday, October 23 and it will be inside the wall of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are good ways to have eyes inside the venue. The biggest draw is former middleweight title contender Marvin Vettori stepping inside the same cage as Paulo Costa. The undercard will feature Tabatha Ricci and Maria Oliveira in a women’s strawweight matchup. This fight is seen by UFC betting lines to be favoring Tabatha Ricci securing the victory over Maria Oliveira.

UFC Fight Night 196: Ricci vs Oliveira 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: Ricci vs Oliveira 10/23/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Tabatha Ricci -260 Maria Oliveira +220

Tabatha Ricci

Tabatha Ricci goes by a very colorful ring name as the “Baby Shark” and her hometown is located in Aracatuba, São Paulo in Brazil. She has been training at the Brazilian Thai fighting stable. Ricci is just at her prime at 26 years old and she has been competing comfortably at the flyweight division. She has only lost once in five professional bouts and four of those wins are divided into submissions and decisions. Coming to the UFC, Ricci was an undefeated fighter with a 5-0 record. She got a taste of what competition in the biggest MMA organization is by losing to Manon Fiorot via TKO in the second round just this June.

Maria Oliveira

Maria De Oliveira-Neta is a five-foot-five female fighter that came all the way from Sao Joao de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She gets to train and represent the Parana Vale Tudo fight stable. Oliveira is a very young 24-year-old fighter and she has been competing mostly at strawweight. She has lost four times in 16 professional bouts and seven of those wins came from knockouts while four are decisions. This will be the first time Oliveira will be competing in the UFC and she had to earn her UFC contract by competing at Curitiba and Arena Global after losing to Marina Rodriguez in Dana White’s Contender Series.

Ricci vs Oliveira Betting Numbers

Record 5-1-0 12-4-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 5’1″ 5’5″
Weight (lbs) 125 115
Reach (in) 61
Win by KO/TKO 20% 58%
Win by Submission 40% 8%
Decisions 40% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 2.13 6.62
Striking accuracy 18% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 10.50 11.48
Striking defense 51% 23%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 0% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Ricci vs Oliveira Betting Picks

Even with no registered victories in the UFC yet, Tabatha Ricci is seen as the safer bet to take in the top online sportsbook. Maria de Oliveira-Neta is going to put everything into this fight and could probably pull out an upset.