The next UFC Fight Night is fast approaching, with plenty of betting opportunities to choose from. The prelims could provide some exciting matchups to entertain these bets.
One fight to watch out for is the bantamweight showdown between Adrian Yanez and Randy Costa. These two have interesting resumes that could surprise a lot of fans.
- Date: Sat, Jul 24, 3:00 PM
- Venue: UFC Apex
- Watch on: ESPN
Adrian Yanez (13-3-0): Opportunity to Male Some Noise
Yanez is currently on a six-fight winning streak heading into this matchup. His most recent performance was a third-round knockout against Gustavo Lopez back in March of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has eight wins by knockout, two by submission, and three by decision. In his recent win streak, he has dominated the striking matchup with five out of six battles resulting in knockouts.
He has a striking accuracy at 44 percent but nothing yet a grappling accuracy. He lands 4.69 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.31. This is a very solid ratio and one that would be great if he can keep it up.
Yanez has a successful takedown defense at 100 percent and a significant strike defense at 55 percent. He does not yet have any averages for takedowns or submissions yet.
Randy Costa (6-1-0): Can He Make it Three Straight Victories?
Costa is currently on a two-fight winning streak and has a great opportunity to make it three in a row. His most recent victory was a first-round knockout head kick against Journey Newsone back in September of last year.
His fighting resume shows that he has all six of his victories coming by knockout. In addition, they are also first-round finishes.
“The Zohan” has a striking accuracy at 47 percent but nothing for a grappling accuracy. He lands 7.88 significant strikes a minute while taking on 5.26. This is a solid ratio but needs to defend better moving forward.
Costa has a successful takedown defense at 100 percent and a significant strike defense at 58 percent. He does not yet have any averages for takedowns or submissions yet.
Yanez vs. Costa Betting Odds & Lines
The market has this battle moderately, favoring Yanez for this fight. For the moneyline, BetOnline has the odds currently set at:
- Yanez: -190
- Costa: +165
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
Both fighters each have three battles under the UFC banner, with Yanez at 3-0 and Costa at 2-1. They also have very similar resumes in that fact that striking is their best attribute.
Costa has a shot here, especially with his high volume of strikes. However, his defense is somewhat concerning going up against another solid striker.
Overall, Yanez slightly edges him out here with his ability to defend and a slightly better resume. Look for him to land another great TKO to make some noise in the UFC.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Yanez wins via TKO, at -190
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