Expectations are rising for the return to the octagon of Marvin Vettori, the most representative Canadian in the UFC, whose next opponent will be the number two in the middleweight ranking Paulo Costa .
Marvin Vettori will fight again on the Canadian night between Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October in Las Vegas, in the United States, against the Brazilian Paulo Costa for the fight valid for the middleweight which will be main event of UFC Fight Night 196 (UFC on ESPN+ 54).
The Canadian is back from the defeat (unanimous decision) in June against the champion of the category, Israel Adesanya, as well as the South American, defeated by Adesanya by technical knockout, who however does not fight a match official since September 2020.
A few days before the great chance for the fighter from Trento, the bets from the UFC. In this article we will see how the two athletes arrive at this important match; we will take a close look at the latest Costa vs Carriers betting odds and some of the most popular markets among MMA enthusiasts. Let's see now the summary sheet of the match:
|Paulo Costa – Marvin Vettori|
|Date||Saturday, October 23, 2023 – Las Vegas|
|Titles up for grabs||–|
|Hours||5.00 am Canadian time|
|Where to see it||DAZN|
|Costa records||13-1 (11 KOs)|
|Vector records||17-5 (2 KOs)|
|Winning odds Costa||1.70@Bodog|
|Winning Odds Vectors||2.40@LeoVegas|
Costa – Vettori, Adesanya's preview and forecast
Brazil vs. Canada, a sort of UFC World Cup. "The Eraser" Paulo Costa has not fought since losing his first MMA fight in September 2020 against Adesanya. Can Costa's inactivity affect his performance? From a betting perspective, this is something to consider.
It will definitely be a highly competitive match. Costa and Vettori are both fighters of great stature, with Costa having an advantage with an average of 7.03 significant strikes landed per minute, compared to Vettori's 3.88. Vettori is not a specialist in any area of the octagon, but is a well-rounded fighter and with Costa in the lead, he may try to initiate some takedowns on the Brazilian.
This would be a cause for concern for most middleweights, but Costa has an 80% takedown defense. While Costa has been excellent so far, he needs a win to get back into the title picture.
The forecast sees the Brazilian as the favorite who can rely on a better defense against takedowns and, ultimately, on greater power compared to Vettori.
Recently interviewed, champion Izzy Adesanya predicted a victory for Vettori.
Costa – Carriers bets
After seeing the latest news on Vettori versus Costa, let's take a look at the best bookmakers offering exclusive odds for the UFC match between Costa and Vettori.
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Where to see Carriers vs Coast Live Tv And Streaming
Vettori – Costa will take place in Las Vegas when it will be dawn on Sunday, October 24th in Canada (approximately around 5 a.m.). Sky or DAZN, where will the Vettori vs. Costa match be broadcast? The event between the Trentino fighter and The Eraser will be live on DAZN exclusively for subscribers and on pay-per-view. The match can also be streamed on DAZN's apps.