Best UFC Betting sites favor Said Nurmagomedov over Muin Gafurov when the two come face to face at UFC 294 on October 21, 2023, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The best online sportsbooks have Nurmagomedov coming in at -225 and Gafurov is priced at +185.
UFC 294 Nurmagomedov vs. Gafurov Odds by BetAnySports
Betting Said Nurmagomedov
Said Nurmagomedov is coming into this match with a record of 17-3-0. The 31-year-old will be fighting at a weight of 135 lbs. He stands 5’8″ tall. The orthodox brawler has a reach of 70″. Muin “Tajik” Gafurov stands at 5’7″ and will be fighting at 135 lbs.
The left-handed fighter will aim to add another win to his career for an overall record of 18-5-0. The 27-year-old boasts a reach of 68″. When we talk about significant strikes, Said Nurmagomedov is landing 3.54 per minute.
Muin Gafurov has been connecting on 3.07 significant strikes per minute. Nurmagomedov is landing 47 percent of the significant strikes that he attempts. Gafurov connects on 41 percent. Regarding their defense in the octagon, Nurmagomedov is allowing 2.15 significant strikes per minute.
“Tajik” is taking 2.90. Nurmagomedov additionally prevents 56 percent of the significant strikes that come his way. Gafurov has been able to defend himself against 47 percent of the shots that are aimed at him.
In his last Octagon outing, Muin Gafurov fought John Castaneda. He wound up getting the loss by unanimous decision in the third round. Castaneda hit 92 percent of the significant strikes that he launched from a distance.
Gafurov landed 77 percent of his significant strikes from a distance. Gafurov wound up landing 38 percent of the significant strikes that he attempted by hitting 61 of 157. He went on to land 45 of 135 significant strikes targeted at the head.
Castaneda would land 40 of 88 significant strikes in that fight. He connected on 30 of 73 aiming at the head. Castaneda went 70 out of 121. Gafurov landed 93 of 204 of all the strikes that he attempted.
Nurmagomedov fought Cody Stamann on January 22, 2022, at the UFC 270 event. He was the winner
of the fight by submission in round 1. That victory would earn him a Performance of the Night bonus.
Nurmagomedov went on to face Douglas Silva de Andrade on July 9, 2022, at the UFC on ESPN 39 event. He was the winner by unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov then fought Saidyokub Kakhramonov on December 17, 2022, at the UFC Fight Night 216 event.
He was the winner won by submission in the second round. Nurmagomedov fought Jonathan Martinez on March 11, 2023, at the UFC Fight Night 221 event. He would lose the fight by unanimous decision.
Thirteen out of seventeen media outlets scored the fight as a win for Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov was slated to fight Kyler Phillips on August 5, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 50, but he pulled out for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by Raoni Barcelos.
Betting Muin Gafurov
Muin Gafurov has been bringing his opponent to the mat on 27 percent of his takedown attempts. He has been stuffing 62 percent of takedowns that his opponents have tried. When he goes for the submission, Nurmagomedov is the more proficient of the two.
He tries 1.2 subs per three rounds. Gafurov has gone for 0.6 subs per 15 minutes. In his last prior match, Said Nurmagomedov faced Jonathan Martinez. He suffered a loss on that night by way of a unanimous decision in round three.
Martinez landed 78 of 96 total strikes that he attempted in that fight. Nurmagomedov landed 101 of 134 total strikes. Martinez went on to land 38 of 55 strikes. That gave him a percentage of 69 percent.
He would land 13 of 25 significant strikes to the head. Nurmagomedov hit 60 percent of his significant strikes.
He connected on 47 of 78. He landed 25 of 50 aimed at the head. 57 percent of the significant strikes that were landed by Martinez and 65 percent of those landed by Nurmagomedov were measured at distance.
Said Nurmagomedov is not as skilled a wrestler. He has been scoring a takedown 1.03 times per 15 minutes. Nurmagomedov has been getting his opponent to the floor on 16 percent of his attempts. he has been stuffing 65 percent of the takedowns that his opponents try.
UFC 294 Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov Pick
Said is going to live up to his status as the favorite at offshore betting sites and he is going to win this fight.