UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori Main Card Betting Odds and Preview
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back with yet another stacked UFC Fight Night card live from the APEX this Saturday. A couple of top-tier middleweights duke it out in the main event of the evening, as Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori look to become the next title contender to Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title.
Read on for our odds and preview for the main card of UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori below. And for all the latest news and updates in and out of the Octagon, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori Betting Odds and Preview
Where: UFC APEX, Enterprise, NV
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Where to watch: ESPN+
Main Event: Catchweight Bout (195 lb)
Paulo Costa (+155) vs. Marvin Vettori (-185)
It’s been quite the rocky return for Paulo Costa, whose most fight ended in a second-round TKO loss to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya last September. That defeat put a stop to the 30-year-old Brazilian’s 13-fight unbeaten record. “The Eraser” appears unprepared to get back into the Octagon as well, as Costa failed to make weight in Saturday’s supposed middleweight fight.
In turn, the odds have slightly shifted more in favor of Marvin Vettori. “The Italian Dream” also fell victim to Adesanya’s dominance during their title bout earlier this June. Prior to Vettori’s lone title shot in the UFC, the fifth-ranked middleweight in the promotion went on a five-win tear, including taking down the likes of Jack Hermansson and Kevin Holland.
Co-Main Event: Lightweight Bout
Grant Dawson (-455) vs. Rick Glenn (+335)
A very crowded UFC lightweight scene is about to add another fighter into its deep pool of talent after a victor is declared in Saturday’s co-main event. Grant Dawson is one of those fighters looking to make a name in the division, with the Wisconsin native on an eight-fight win streak and is unbeaten in all six of his bouts in the UFC (five in UFC Fight Night events).
Standing in Dawson’s way is veteran Rick Glenn, who’s been trudging along like a zombie without any consistent form. Glenn has not won back-to-back fights since 2017 and is 2-2 since that brief winning streak. On a positive note, “The Gladiator” from Iowa secured a swift first-round knockout of Joaquim Silva just this past June.
Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Jessica-Rose Clark (-161) vs. Joselyne Edwards (+138)
After her marquee victory over Paige Van Zant a couple of years ago, Jessica-Rose Clark went on a two-fight skid before getting back on the win column last September against Sarah Alpar. The Australian fan favorite, who sports an MMA record of 10-6, will serve as a gatekeeper of sorts for relative UFC newcomer Joselyne Edwards.
Edwards is currently 1-1 in the promotion, having lost her second bout in the Octagon against Karol Rosa in February. She did come off on one-month rest for that fight, which was preceded by an upset of Wu Yanan in her UFC debut. Edwards deserves more love on the betting front, especially considering that Clark is coming off an ACL tear, which the “Aussie Hooligan” suffered shortly after her win over Alpar.
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Alex Caceres (+225) vs. Seung Woo Choi (-278)
Miami native Alex Caceres has had a long career in the UFC spanning over a decade, as he enters his 25th fight inside the Octagon. “Bruce Leeroy” appears to be aging like fine wine too, as he’s on a four-fight win streak; the longest string of victories of his career since making his MMA debut in 2008.
Caceres is about to collide with another rising star in the featherweight division in Seung Woo Choi, who has a three-fight win streak going for himself. Six of the Korean Muay Thai expert’s 10 career victories were via knockout, including his latest win over Kevin Croom earlier this February. Despite a 3-2 record in the Octagon, Choi is undefeated in the UFC APEX in two appearances to date.
Dwight Grant (+118) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (-137)
Another UFC veteran will strap his gloves on this Saturday, as Francisco Trinaldo looks to win his first-ever right as a welterweight. The 43-year-old Brazilian lost to Muslim Salikhov in his welterweight debut in June, and he has to ask himself if his decision to move up a weight class was a wise decision.
Trinaldo will get his answer following the results of his upcoming fight against Brooklyn Native Dwight Grant. “The Body Snatcher” is looking to take his fourth victim in five fights, although he’d rather not have his bouts decided by the judge’s scorecard, as Grant’s last two victories were each won via split decision.
Light Heavyweight Bout
Nicolae Negumereanu (-233) vs. Ike Villanueva (+193)
The opening bout ought to be a quick one, as both Nicolae Negumereanu and Ike Villanueva love to end their battles in a hurry. Negumereanu was undefeated in nine fights prior to joining the UFC but has a mere 1-1 record in the Octagon since. The Romanian up-and-comer went the distance in his two fights for the promotion after not seeing the third round in his first nine fights won outside the UFC.
Thankfully, Villaneuva is not a fan of fights going to the judge’s decision either. “Hurricane Ike” loves to go for broke, as eight of his most recent fights were decided by way of knockout; all before reaching the third round. Unfortunately, Villaneuva was on the losing end of those KOs in three of his last four fights.
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