Alessandro Costa vs Kevin Borjas Prediction UFC 301 Picks

Alessandro Costa vs Kevin Borjas Prediction UFC 301 Picks

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UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg - Alessandro Costa vs. Kevin Borjas Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying showdown in the flyweight division as Alessandro Costa squares off against Kevin Borjas at UFC 301. This highly anticipated bout is set to take place on May 4, 2024, at the Farmasi Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Alessandro Costa - Nono

  • Height/Weight: 5' 4", 125 lbs
  • Record: 13-4-0 (4 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: Lobo Gym MMA
  • Nickname: Nono
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Alessandro Costa is a well-rounded fighter with a strong grappling background. With six submission victories to his name, Costa is extremely dangerous on the ground, capable of securing submissions from various positions. Additionally, Costa possesses solid striking skills and excellent takedown defense, allowing him to dictate where the fight takes place.

Recent Performance:

Costa is coming off a hard-fought unanimous decision loss to Steve Erceg at UFC 295. Despite the defeat, Costa has showcased his resilience and skill inside the Octagon, earning impressive victories over opponents like Jimmy Flick and Juan Andres Luna. With a hunger for redemption, Costa will be looking to bounce back with a statement win against Kevin Borjas.

 

Kevin Borjas - El Gallo Negro

  • Height/Weight: 5' 5", 125 lbs
  • Record: 9-2-0 (8 TKO, 0 SUB)
  • Team: Pitbull Martial Arts Center
  • Nickname: El Gallo Negro
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Kevin Borjas is a dynamic striker with devastating knockout power in his hands. With eight of his nine victories coming by way of TKO, Borjas possesses the ability to end fights in an instant with his explosive striking combinations. Additionally, Borjas has solid defensive wrestling skills, making it difficult for opponents to take him down.

Recent Performance:

Borjas is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joshua Van at UFC 295. Despite the setback, Borjas has proven himself to be a dangerous threat in the flyweight division, with notable victories over Victor Dias and Joseph Vieira da Silva. With a hunger for redemption, Borjas will be eager to get back in the win column against Alessandro Costa.

 

Prediction:

Expect fireworks when Alessandro Costa and Kevin Borjas step into the Octagon at UFC 301. While Borjas possesses lethal knockout power, Costa's grappling prowess and well-rounded skill set give him the edge in this matchup. Costa's ability to control the fight on the ground and capitalize on Borjas' defensive vulnerabilities will likely lead to a submission victory.

Considering Costa's experience and his proven ability to finish fights with his grappling, the prediction for this bout is a victory for Alessandro Costa.

 

Pick: Alessandro Costa ML -125

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