Steve Garcia (14-5) Vs Melquizael Costa (20-6)

This bout was initially scheduled for last week at UFC Austin, but an illness on Garcia’s side resulted in its postponement by one week.

Steve “Mean Machine” Garcia holds a UFC record of 3-2. His last two victories showcased impressive knockouts over Chase Hooper and Nuerdanbieke Shayilan.

Prior to that he was knocked out by Maheshate Hayisaer in the first round at UFC 275.

He also holds a KO win over Charlie Ontiveros and lost a decision to Luis Pena.

On the other hand, Melquizael Costa stands at 1-1 in the UFC. His debut ended in a loss via a face crank by Thiago Moises, but he rebounded in his second appearance with a decision victory against Austin Lingo.

While Costa appears to be the more well-rounded fighter, Garcia holds the advantage in power. It is anticipated that Costa will focus on maintaining distance, utilizing his leg kicking game, and seeking opportunities to take the fight to the ground.

Conversely, Garcia’s strategy will likely revolve around keeping the fight standing and pressing the action against Costa.

This promises to be an exciting matchup, and I anticipate Garcia applying strong pressure to secure another knockout victory.

Pick: Steve Garcia ML (+210)

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