Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Gaetano Pirrello Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 2 (10/2): UFC
- Sep 30, 2021, 12:17:58 PM
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|Time (Preliminary Card)||4:00 p.m. EST|
|Douglas Silva de Andrade money line||-240|
|Gaetano Pirrello money line||+200|
|Douglas Silva de Andrade||Gaetano Pirrello|
The Bantamweight division plays host to what could be a slugfest, as Douglas Silva de Andrade takes on Gaetano ‘El Tigre’ Pirrello. After a few fights at Featherweight, Andrade is ready to return to the Bantamweight division. The Brazilian is coming off a loss to the undefeated Lerone Murphy. However, Andrade has his eyes set on rebounding in the division where he was once ranked. Meanwhile, Pirrello enters off a defeat in his UFC debut to Ricky Simon. While Pirrello was thoroughly dominated, it’s not the first time Simon had his way with an opponent. Prior to the loss, the Belgian had won his last two fights via stoppage.
This should be a fun fight for as long as it lasts. Douglas Silva de Andrade is a powerful striker, who is measured. If given distance, Andrade will throw heavy leg kicks. While his power hasn’t translated into knockouts, something could be said about the competition he’s faced thus far. Gaetano Pirrello had a rough foray into the UFC, but the striker never got a chance to show off his standup. The Belgian is aggressive on the feet, often doing his damage inside the clinch with knees and elbows. With eleven knockout victories, Pirrello is no slouch on the feet.
As for a prediction, I have Andrade. The Brazilian has been fed to the wolves in his UFC tenure, faring well in general. At Bantamweight, his size and power translate much better than up ten pounds. In this particular fight, Andrade being the more well rounded fighter, I could very well see him wrestle more than he’s accustomed too. That being due to Pirrello’s aggression and leaky takedown defense. Again though, Andrade isn’t much of a wrestler, but he’s landed a takedown in two of his last three victories. In the end, Andrade is the better overall fighter. While he could take this fight on the feet, I do believe he brings it to the mat. From there, Andrade ground-and-pounds his way to a TKO victory.
PICK: Douglas Silva de Andrade (-240)
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