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This weekend’s main event of the evening will see the number #2 ranked middleweight Paulo Costa and his opponent, the #5 ranked Marvin Vettori compete for a moving up in the UFC rankings.
Paulo Costa makes his long-awaited return to the octagon following a knockout loss to the current 185lb champion Israel Adesanya. Likewise, Marvin Vettori is returning to the cage after suffering a 5-round decision loss to the dominant champion Adesanya.
UFC in Vegas 41 Main Event Prediction
Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori
UFC Middleweight Bout
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 11:06 PM EDT at Apex Centre
Marvin Vettori (17-4-1) fell victim to the UFC champion in June of this year; the number #5 ranked middleweight could struggle to find another title opportunity because this result was subsequently the second time during his career that Adesanya has overcome his skillset.
Vettori is a well-rounded martial artist and is most known for his dedication to training within multiple disciplines of the sport. “The Italian Dream” puts the ‘mixed’ in mixed martial arts when presenting a diverse set of skills.
Paulo Costa (13-1-0) held onto an unblemished professional MMA record for eight years; however, the Brazilian-born athlete would meet his match when challenging for Israel Adesanya’s middleweight strap.
We haven’t seen Costa return to action since this loss for different speculative reasons, but one thing we know is that “Borrachinha” possesses the power to end an opponent’s night.
Costa vs. Vettori Fight Analysis & UFC in Vegas 41 Betting Prediction
The main event of UFC in Vegas 41 is providing heaps of intrigue amongst the MMA community; the stylistic type of matchup ahead of us makes it difficult to anticipate who’ll walk out victorious.
With that said, it would seem as if Marvin Vettori has everything going in his favor. The Italian stand-out isn’t one to suffer from mind games, and I believe he’ll own the mental advantage over Costa, who’s still dwelling on his first career knockout loss.
In addition, Vettori has remained active whilst his opponent has been side-lined for over a year. Activity is essential in this sport, especially when you’re fighting at the most elite level in the business.
I love Paulo Costa’s aggressive style and willingness to finish his fights. Still, should this contest go beyond the 2nd or 3rd round, it will heavily favor the superior work rate and cardio that Vettori boasts.
It was surprising to witness Vettori open as the +150 underdog. The line has quickly been corrected as the betting public sense the fighter spirit in Vettori will prevail against the finishing potential of Costa – and I agree.
UFC Vegas 41 Betting Pick: Marvin Vettori to win at -160 with Bet MGM [1.60u returns 1u profit]
UFC in Vegas 41 Co-Main Event Prediction
Grant Dawson vs. Rick Glenn
UFC Lightweight Bout
at Apex Centre
Grant Dawson (17-1-0) has remained diligent within his martial arts duties since joining the UFC in 2019. A 5-0 record for the promotion is evidence of this, and the TKO stoppage back in March 2021 was particularly impressive versus stiff competition in Leonardo Santos.
Combat sports entered Dawson’s life as a teenager; after collecting a 40-8 high school wrestling record, some would say that professional fighting was destined for the Wisconsin, USA native.
Rick Glenn (22-6-1) will enter the weekend co-main event as the savvy veteran, a 29-fight professional fighting career stems back to 2006 for Glenn, and he’ll be looking to impose his experience versus the 27-year-old Dawson.
Like his opponent, Grant also began competing on the wrestling mats, but a lesser interest in grappling soon led him into striking based training.
Dawson vs. Glenn Fight Analysis & UFC in Vegas 41 Betting Prediction
The main and co-main of Saturday’s UFC in Vegas 41 fight card are both providing an exciting set of battles.
However, the significance in opening odds weighs a lot of attention of Grant Dawson, who is currently priced around the -400 mark. Oddsmakers must be basing this betting line on Dawson’s wrestling because he’ll be significantly outmatched on the feet.
Glenn’s takedown defense isn’t the prettiest, but he does own the ability to scramble well and escape from the bottom. Something that he’ll need when faced with Dawson’s heavy grappling offense.
I envision a back-and-forth battle that will eventually favor Dawson’s relentless takedown attempts, but I anticipate Glenn’s toughness to see this fight onto the judges’ scorecard.
UFC Vegas 41 Betting Pick: Grant Dawson to win on points at +130 with WilliamHill [1u returns 1.30u profit]