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UFC on ESPN 16: De Castro vs Felipe 10/03/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 16 De Castro vs Felipe 10-03-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 16: De Castro vs Felipe 10/03/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting the month of October with a very interesting fight card in UFC on ESPN 16 that is slated to happen on Saturday, October 3. This will be held at the “Fight Island” or better known as the Flash Forum in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are options to watch the matches. The main event will feature two top women’s bantamweights taking on each other as Holly Holm steps in the same cage as Irene Aldana. Co-headlining the event is a heavyweight match between Yorgan de Castro taking on Carlos Felipe. UFC Betting Odds see that Yorgan De Castro will be the fighter that will take home the victory over Carlos Felipe.

UFC on ESPN 16: De Castro vs Felipe 10/03/2020

When: Saturday, October 3, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 16: De Castro vs Felipe 10/03/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Yorgan de Castro -240 Carlos Felipe +190

Main Card

Yorgan de Castro

Yorgan de Castro is a 33-year-old heavyweight fighter that came all the way from Cape Verde. He stands at six-foot-one and tips the scales at 265 lbs. His skills inside the cage are being groomed at the Regiment Training Center. De Castro now has a professional MMA record of 6-1 with five of his victories earned through vicious knockouts. He was discovered in Dana White’s Contender Series in June 2019 and had two matches in the organization after that. His first fight in the UFC was a win with Justin Tafa being knocked out in the first round during UFC 243. De Castro’s next fight did not go in his direction as he was put to a full three rounds by Greg Hardy and losing to the judges’ scorecards. 

Carlos Felipe

Carlos Felipe is a very young 25-year-old heavyweight fighter and he is from Feira de Santana in Bahia, Brazil. He carries the ring name of “Boi” and stands at six-flat. He stables at the Life MMA fight team. Felipe now has a professional fighting record of 6-2 with 75% of his winning matches were earned through knockouts. Prior to making his UFC debut, he was a fighter from different MMA organizations. He came in the UFC as an undefeated fighter in UFC Fight Night 172 where he went up against Sergey Spivak. In his debut fight, he was pushed to the brink and went full three rounds to lose by a close split decision. 

De Castro vs Felipe Betting Numbers

De Castro
Record 6-1-0 8-11
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Cape Verde Brazil
Height 6’0″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 250 lbs 245 lbs
Reach (inches) 74″ 75″
Win by KO/TKO 83% 75%
Win by Submission 0% 0%
Decisions 17% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 2.19 2.93
Striking accuracy 41% 63%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.99 4.87
Striking defense 54% 51%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 75% 57%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

De Castro vs Felipe Betting Picks

Carlos Felipe is coming in this match as the huge underdog as he has yet to prove that he belongs in the UFC roster. Putting your bet on Yorgan de Castro in this heavyweight fight is the safe bet according to Online Sportsbook and expects an early finish.