Andrei Arlovski vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta Prediction UFC 1/13

Andrei Arlovski vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta Prediction UFC 1/13

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UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Cortes-Acosta

Prepare for an exhilarating showdown in the heavyweight division as two formidable fighters, Andrei Arlovski from American Top Team and Waldo Cortes-Acosta from UKF Gym, clash in the upcoming UFC event.

 

Andrei Arlovski

Known as "The Pitbull," Andrei Arlovski is a veteran heavyweight fighter representing American Top Team. Standing tall at 6'3" and weighing in at 247 lbs, Arlovski boasts a rich fighting history with 34 wins and 22 losses.

Recent Fight History:

  • Jun 3, 2023: Arlovski suffered a tough KO/TKO loss to Don'Tale Mayes at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi in the second round.
  • Oct 29, 2022: A first-round submission loss to Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen.
  • Apr 30, 2022: Arlovski secured a hard-fought split decision victory over Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Arlovski, adopting an orthodox stance, possesses a versatile skill set with notable wins via decision. Despite recent setbacks, his experience, striking abilities, and grappling expertise make him a well-rounded and dangerous adversary.

 

Waldo Cortes-Acosta

Hailing from the Dominican Republic and fighting out of UKF Gym, Waldo Cortes-Acosta, known as "Salsa Boy," is a rising star in the heavyweight division. Standing at 6'4" and weighing 261 lbs, Cortes-Acosta holds a commendable record of 10 wins and 1 loss.

Recent Fight History:

  • Aug 26, 2023: Cortes-Acosta showcased his striking prowess with a spectacular KO/TKO victory over Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie in the first round.
  • Apr 29, 2023: A unanimous decision loss to Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Simon.
  • Nov 19, 2022: Cortes-Acosta secured a unanimous decision win over Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Cortes-Acosta, with an orthodox stance, is known for his explosive striking abilities, evident in his impressive 5-0 record in KO/TKO victories. His recent triumph over Lukasz Brzeski highlighted his capability to finish fights early, showcasing a well-rounded skill set.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate an electrifying encounter between two heavyweight warriors, Andrei Arlovski and Waldo Cortes-Acosta. Considering Cortes-Acosta's impressive KO/TKO record and Arlovski's vulnerability to such finishes in recent fights, the prediction leans towards Cortes-Acosta securing a victory.

With odds set at -185, the likelihood of Cortes-Acosta winning by KO/TKO, DQ, or submission is a favorable outcome. His striking prowess and recent performance make this prediction a strong possibility at UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Cortes-Acosta.

 

Pick: Waldo Cortes-Acosta to Win by KO/TKO, DQ, or Submission (-185 Odds)

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