There is very good news for lovers of the mixed martial arts fans,for the upcoming high-level lineup of UFC Fight Night is coming.The event will take place in Las Vegas this December 17, and it has very good fights scheduled: one of them, included in the main card, will be starring Amir Albazi vs Alessandro Costa,two of the most interesting representatives of the flyweight of the moment.
It will be part of a compelling evening at UFC Apex, which will feature the middleweight bout Jared Cannonier vs Sean Strickland.
Nicknamed The Prince, Albazi is touted as the UFC’s only Iraqi. He will face a last minute call-up opponent, as his original opponent was Brandon Royval, but he had to withdraw due to a last minute injury.
Brazilian Alessandro Costa, then, will step into the octagon to try to defeat the Iraqi, a rising star in the flyweight division. It will be Costa’s debut in the organization, as he is coming off of strong performances in the Contender Series that earned him the UFC contract. Albazi is riding a four-fight winning streak and is coming off a win over Francisco Figueiredo at UFC 278.
At JefeBet, we put at your disposal the odds, records, and all the relevant information you need to know ahead of this Amir Albazi vs Alessandro Costa. So keep reading to find out more!
Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night Featuring Amir Albazi vs Alessandro Costa on Saturday, December 17, 2022
- Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV.
- When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 7 PM ET.
- Odds: Amir Albazi (-480) vs Alessandro Costa (+360)
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- Odds: -480
- Record: 15-1-0
- Age: 30
- Height: 1.65 m
- Weight: 57 kg
- Reach: 173 cm
Amir Albazi comes in on a four-fight winning streak and has won all three of his fights since signing a UFC contract. Referred to as “the only Iraqi” in this organization, he comes from subduing Francisco Figueiredo at UFC 278. Nicknamed The Prince, he stands out for his intense grappling, with 9 victories by way of finishing.
He has fought in several franchises and has suffered only one defeat, in 2019, when he fought in Brave CF. It was in Jordan, against José Torres by decision. He has never been knocked out.
- Odds: +360
- Record: 12-2-0
- Age: 26
- Height: 1.63 m
- Weight: 56 kg
- Reach: 170 cm
Alessandro Costa will make his debut in the organization, as he was called up at the last minute to replace Brandon Royval, who pulled out of the fight due to injury. After defeating Andres Luna in the Contender Series and not winning the contract, in his following fight he knocked out Carlos Gomez in the LUX 027 main event.
Nicknamed Nono, the Brazilian fighter is based in Mexico. He is on a seven-fight winning streak and became known as the flyweight champion of LUX Fight League, one of the most relevant leagues in Mexico.
The last-minute scheduling—without much time to prepare properly—and the inexperience in the organization will play against Costa when fighting against a very experienced opponent who, in our opinion, will have no problems to beat him on the cards.
Prediction: Albazi wins by unanimous decision.
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