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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 4 Betting Preview: Marco Tulio Silva vs. Yousri Belgaroui

August 29, 2023


The Dana White's Contender Series will showcase the newest influx of quality fighters looking to claim a UFC contract. One betting opportunity that you should consider is the middleweight battle between Yousri Belgaroui and Marco Tulio Silva Costa.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 29, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Yousri Belgaroui Betting Preview

Belgaroui has won his last two fights, giving him some momentum as he enters this one. His previous success was a second round TKO over Stefan Pretorius back in February earlier this year.

He has accumulated five wins, which consist of four knockouts and one decision. Two of his five victories have resulted in a first round finish and both of his losses have come by decision.

“Baby Face Assassin” has earned some quality experience fighting in the UAE Warriors. He has gone 4-3 under that promotion, offering an insight to what he can accomplish in the octagon.

He is currently ranked as the 10th best professional light heavyweight fighter from the Middle East. This is a perfect time to improve his rank for middleweight too if he can come away victorious.

Marco Tulio Silva Costa Betting Preview

Costa has put together five consecutive wins as he steps into this next fight. His previous victory was a first round TKO against Weldon Silva de Oliveira back in January of this year.

There are nine wins on his resumes, which are six knockouts, one submission, and two decisions. Six of his nine wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by knockout.

“Robocop” has put together quality performances in various fighting leagues. Most recently, he has a victory in the Legacy Fighting Alliance, which was his most recent win.

Costs is currently the sixth best middleweight fighter from Brazil. He has an outstanding opportunity to look good and move onto the UFC if he wins.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to the moneyline odds from MyBookie, Yousri Belgaroui holds a narrow edge as the favored fighter in this bout. With both competitors showing strong stats on paper, this promises to be an enticing showdown worth your attention.


  • Marco Tulio Silva Costa: +115

  • Yousri Belgaroui: -135

Both fighters stack up well, making this an appealing matchup to consider. Costa arguably has a better resume, slightly, as there are a few fighters he has defeated that looked like decent contenders.

Belgaroui has primarily spent most of his time as a kickboxer, so MMA is a little newer for him. Overall, Costa seems like an appealing option to win this battle, potentially by knockout.

Final Pick: Take Marco Tulio Silva Costa to Win at +115

Written By: David White