UFC Sao Paulo Preview: Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Nov 4)

By · November 3, 2023
  • Ismael Bonfim wants to bounce back from his loss to Benoit St. Denis in the summer.
  • Vinc Pichel is a UFC veteran who’s turning 41 in a couple of weeks.

Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel is the fight that kicks off the main card action of UFC Fight Night 231 a.k.a. UFC Sao Paulo, on Saturday, November 4. That, of course, isn’t the only reason why this fight is an interesting one.

It’s also because this is a duel between an up-and-coming fighter and a veteran who’s turning 41 in a few weeks’ time. The big question is what will prevail in the UFC Sao Paulo opener – youth or experience?

Judging by the Bonfim vs. Pichel odds, it’s the former. The Brazilian fighter who’s 13 years Pichel’s junior is a huge favorite to win on November 4 with odds of -490.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • How to Watch: ESPN+


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Fight Preview

Two Bonfim brothers are fighting at UFC Sao Paulo. Gabriel is taking on Nicolas Dalby in the co-main event, while Ismael is locking horns with Vinc Pichel in the first fight of the main card.

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Ismael Bonfim is 19-4 overall with a loss to Benoit St. Denis in his last fight. The French fighter beat him by submission, which seems to be this guy’s Achilles’ heel – each of his losses happened this way.

When it comes to his wins, nine happened by a knockout/technical knockout, four by submission, and six by decision.

Although he’s not been with the UFC for too long, Ismael has been fighting professionally since 2011. That’s just two years after Pichel started his professional MMA career. In fact, in his 12 years of pro fighting, the Brazilian has fought two bouts more than the American.

Pichel is 17-4 overall, fighting a fight per year since 2018. Given that he’s turning 41 later this month, this is going to be one of his last bouts ever.

Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel Prediction

It’s been nearly 11 years since Pichel suffered his first and only KO loss. Unfortunately for him, we think another one will happen on November 4, 2023. Bonfim is an enthusiastic fighter who wants to get back into the spotlight ASAP and the best way to do it is with a knockout.

Free Pick:

Annie Adkins
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