UFC on ESPN+ 54: Costa vs Vettori - Card Preview - 10/23/21

Well we are gearing up to head into a very rare situation where the UFC will hold back to back pay-per-view events. But before we get to those stacked PPV’s we have one more fight night card this weekend at the Apex Centre in Las Vegas. The good news is this card is a noticeable uptick in quality over the last couple trash cards the UFC has been dishing out.

Headlining it are two huge middleweights in Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. Both men fell to current middleweight Kingpin, Israel Adesanya, in their last bouts. Costa suffered his first pro defeat by TKO where Vettori received his second decision loss to the champ. This one will probably end up as a grappler vs striker match up as both guys look to get back into the win column.

There may not be many other big names on the card but it should be pretty good nonetheless. On paper at least it looks like this one will produce some solid finishes and the bouts that reach the judges have the potential to be wars. The bout order looks a bit funky so I expect we will see some changes before fight night but here’s how things are looking so far.

Main Card

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

Grant Dawson vs. Rick Glenn

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards

Alex Caceres vs. Seung Woo Choi

Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Ike Villanueva vs. Nicolae Negumereanu

Preliminary Card

Jun Yong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues

Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones

Tabatha Ricci vs. Maria de Oliveira Neta

Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli

Khama Worthy vs. Jai Herbert

Jeff Molina vs. Daniel Lacerda

Lívia Renata Souza vs. Randa Markos

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Ever since renting my first UFC VHS at my local video store, I’ve been in love with the sport of MMA. I’ve watched every single fight that has ever taken place under the UFC banner over the past 25 years. Once I started doing incredibly well in fantasy leagues, I realized I could utilize my skills in fight analytics to make a profit on betting. My obsession with researching every aspect of a fight gave me a real edge in finding value. Since then, it's been one profitable year after the next. Watching your favorite sport is good, but getting paid while watching your favorite sport is better.