The Livest Dog at UFC 242: Carlos Diego Ferreira

The Livest Dog at UFC 242: Carlos Diego Ferreira


The Livest Dog at UFC 242: Carlos Diego Ferreira


Feb 18, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; Carlos Diego Ferreira (blue gloves) reacts to fight against Jared Gordon (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Name: Carlos Deigo Ferreira

Opponent: Mairbek Taisumov

Odds: +230 (bet $100 to win $230)

This fight features a pair of under the radar lightweights on surprisingly long win streaks. In another era, or even in another division, these streaks would lead to a title shot, but instead we have two guys who are out there just trying to get a number beside their name.

The most telling thing about the fighters though is their last loss. The last time Ferreira lost was to current interim champion Dustin Poirier. In that fight, Poirier was able to finish him, but Ferreira was able to rip him to the ground early – even if he wasn’t able to keep him there. That physicality is huge, especially given the last loss of Taisumov.

The Russian last tasted defeat in a bout with Michel Prazeres. Although it was a decision, the key to victory was Taisumov being out-sized and grappled up.

It’s hard to say if Ferreira can get some of that grappling success on Taisumov. It’s also hard to tell if these gaps still exist in Taisumov’s game, as it was a little while ago that he lost and his recent competition hasn’t been quite as good. However, at 2-to-1 money, I’m intrigued enough to find out.


Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov odds - BestFightOdds

Record: 7-20
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $-930
Return on Investment: -34%

2018 Record: 18-19 (+26%)

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