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UFC Fight Night 196 Betting: Costa vs. Vettori Picks, Fight Previews and Analysis (Saturday, October 23rd, 2021)

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

These are fighters that have one common goal and that is to earn a rematch against the reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The main event of UFC Fight Night 196 this coming Saturday, October 23 will put Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa inside the same cage. Both fighters are to meet inside the octagon in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are good options to enjoy the matches safely from home. According to the best online sportsbook, the lower-ranked Marvin Vettori is destined to earn another title shot by beating Paulo Costa. 

UFC Fight Night 196 Betting: Costa vs. Vettori Betting Information

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC Fight Night 196 Betting: Costa vs. Vettori Odds

Fighter ML
Paulo Costa +120
Marvin Vettori -150
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Paulo Costa

It was in UFC 253 when Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya headline the main event. At the end of that match, Adesanya was able to knock out Costa in the second round by punches and elbows at the 3:59 mark. Prior to that fight, Costa was on a roll winning five consecutive matches in the UFC and entered the organization with a 13-0 record. It was the first time that “Borrachinha” lost a match in the professional ranks. This 30-year-old fighter goes to his fists to finish his opponents as he owns 11 knockout victories. Costa is currently ranked as the second-best contender for the middleweight championship behind Robert Whittaker.

Marvin Vettori

Like his opponent, Marvin Vettori fell to Israel Adesanya in his most recent match. It was in UFC 263 where Vettori tried to snatch the title but after five grueling rounds of fighting, all the judges favored his opponent. Vettori was on a five-fight winning streak prior to facing Adesanya and he hoped to get back in the winning column. “The Italian Dream” fell down to the fifth-ranked middleweight contender with Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier right above him. This fighter goes to the mat to finish his matches as 9 of his 17 wins came from submissions and he can also hold on to his own winning six decisions.

Costa vs. Vettori Betting Numbers

Costa Vettori
Record 13-1-0 17-5-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Italy
Height 6’1″ 6’0″
Weight 185 185
Reach 72 74
Win by KO/TKO 85% 12%
Submissions 8% 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 Summary

These are fighters with contrasting styles and it is a matter of who controls the cage first. Marvin Vettori will go for a takedown and Paulo Costa is much better at keeping the fight in the stand-up. It is seen in UFC betting lines that Vettori will be the one coming out on top and he should submit Costa around the third round.


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