The Livest Dog at UFC Prague: Gian Villante

The Livest Dog at UFC Prague: Gian Villante

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The Livest Dog at UFC Prague: Gian Villante


Jan 20, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Gian Villante (red gloves) fights Francimar Barroso (blue gloves) during UFC 220 at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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Name: Gian Villante 

Opponent: Michal Oleksiejczuk

Odds: +175 (bet $100 to win $175)

Gian Villante’s record stands at 2-2 in his last four. However, each of those fights were split decisions. So really we could be looking at a fighter who is on a four-fight win streak with just a couple of small scoring changes.

Apart from the misleading record, I also think that Villante poses a rough stylistic matchup for Oleksiejczuk. The Pole likes to lean on his wrestling, and when he isn’t, he uses the wrestling threats to set up his striking. However, Villante tends to stuff wrestling fairly easily. Against Patrick Cummins (one of his split decision losses), Villante stuffed 10 of 11 takedown attempts.

If you give Villante the opportunity to simply box it out here, he could easily win (or lose) a split decision. At +175, that is certainly worth a look.

Gian Villante vs Michal Oleksiejczuk odds - BestFightOdds

2019 Totals

Record: 0-4
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $-400
Return on Investment: -100%

2018 Record: 18-19 (+26%)


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