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The UFC returns this weekend with UFC 278. Daniel Da Silva and Victor Altamirano open the night as the first early prelim fight. Matt McCuen breaks down the fight.

Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Altamirano Take Care of Da Silva at UFC 278?

The UFC returns this weekend which means we have another chance to get rich. As you all know by now, we have been killing the UFC season and are red hot as of late on the last couple of cards. I am in the UFC gambling hall of fame for a reason, and I found us an easy winner to kick off the weekend. I will be looking at a fight between Daniel Da Silva and Victor Altamirano. Let's dive into my prediction, pick, and odds for Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano.

Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: August 20, 2022
  • Fight Time: 6:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, ESPN+

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Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano Prediction

This is the first fight of the card, so this kind of means we have to gamble on it. Da Silvia enters this one as the dog and is currently being priced at +140. He enters this fight representing a record of 11-3 overall. He has won five of those fights via submission. Da Silvia makes way of Brazil and is an exciting fighter who has had success in his young career. He is just twenty-six years old, and the future will be bright for him.

Altamirano comes into this fight with a record of 10-2 and will look to improve on that this weekend. Nicknamed el magnifico, he is a young fighter who fights with supreme confidence. He is a decent-sized favorite for a reason and will look to prove why on Saturday. 

I am backing Altamirano here this weekend on the money line. The line is -165 right now, which I think will go up, by the way, but I still find value in -165. This is a guy who should be closer to -200 here. He is fighting with confidence right now, and his style of fighting matches up extremely well here.

Da Silvia could be too aggressive here early, which could cost him. I expect Altamirano to sit back and fight a relaxed fight and win this one for us. Let’s keep rolling! 

Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano Pick

Pick: Victor Altamirano ML -165 (Bet $165 to win $100)

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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