UFC Vegas 70 : Who is Victor Martinez?

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 24: Victor Martinez weighs in ahead of their UFC Vegas 70 bout at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on February 24, 2023. (Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire)

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 24: Victor Martinez weighs in ahead of their UFC Vegas 70 bout at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on February 24,2023 (Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire)

UFC Vegas 70: Who is Victor Martinez?

On Saturday there will be 5 newbies stepping foot for the very first time in the Octagon, and among them is ” The Brick” Victor Martinez(13 -4) who will be making his launching versus light-weight Jordan Leavitt (10 -2). Martinez is riding a hot streak of 7 straight wins and aspires to extend it to 8 and offer Leavitt a 2nd successive loss. He was at first arranged for his very first UFC battle versus Leavitt in April 2022, however for unidentified factors needed to withdraw.

It’s been a very long time coming for Martinez after practically a year and a half from action because making an agreement from Dana White’s Contender Series. He did so by going the range and the judges scoring a consentaneous choice when he dealt with a difficult challenger, Jacob Rosales. Prior to making a chance at Dana White’s Contender Series, Martinez combated and won the light-weight champion belt at Fury FC in 2019.

Martinez throughout his profession has a resume of 8 surfaces, all by method of KO/TKO, on the other hand, he has actually been sent two times and KO/TKO when. His last defeat comes over method of a split choice in 2016.

Leavitt aims to recuperate by sending a skilled striker

In regards to the match, Martinez has the benefit in the striking and Leavitt will try to take the battle to the ground and grapple. Both fighters share comparable body measurements, with Martinez quiting one inch in height and reach.

Leavitt is coming off his 2nd loss and his very first time being sent when he crossed the ocean and combated Paddy Pimblett. He has actually completed 7 of his challengers in his profession- 6 submissions and one KO/TKO.

According to WynnBet, the wagering lines for this light-weight match are really even with Martinez being a close favorite at (-115) and Leavitt at chances of (-105).

UFC Vegas 70: Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann occurs on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow together with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

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