At these odds, Fili isn’t worth risking money on.
Competing in his home country at UFC Fight Night 62, Pepey has won two in a row. As long as Fili can keep this standing, he should be in good shape and could finish Pepey with strikes.
Following a loss to Max Holloway, Andre Fili picked up an important rebound win over Felipe Arantes at UFC 179.
That said, because Pepey has the ability to submit Fili should this contest go to the ground even briefly, this is a matchup that should be avoided. At 24 years old, Fili has huge potential and could take a big step forward by improving to 3-1 inside the Octagon with a win over Godofredo Pepey on Saturday.. The Brazilian stopped Noad Lahat and Dashon Johnson in the opening round, and he’ll look to keep the momentum going against Fili this weekend.
Pepey is dangerous on the ground, but Fili showed some improved wrestling against Arantes, which will be useful in this matchup