UFC on ESPN 41: Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov Picks and Predictions

Azamat Murzakanov vs. Devin Clark

UFC: Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 PM ET

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Devin Clark and Azamat Murzakanov face off on Saturday in a light heavyweight bout on the main card of UFC on ESPN 41 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

Devin Clark comes into this game with a 13-6 record overall but he has lost two of his last three fights. In Clark’s last fight game against William Knight in April of 2022 and it was midway through the third round that he was able to finish the fight by knockout. Clark is averaging 3.08 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.54 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 2.48 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 35 percent of his takedown attempt. He also stops 53 percent of his takedown attempts. One problem for Clark is he doesn’t adapt to the person he is fighting. He is going to fight his style and he really doesn’t care who he is working. 

Azamat Murzakanov comes into this fight with an 11-0 record overall and since coming into the fight he was two fights in a row. Murzakanov’s last fight came against Tafon Nchukwi in March of 2022 and it was in the third that he had a knockout with his knee. When he finished that fight he was being oustruck 43-28. Murzakanov is averaging 2.69 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.42 significant strikes per minute He is averaging 1.09 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 16 percent of his takedown attempts. He also is stopping zero percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Clark might be the underdog in this fight, but he is going to get the job done here. Murzakanov is going to go full-blow early in this fight, but he is going to wear himself down. As the fight goes on, Clark is going to grind this fight out, and avoid the big power of Murzakanov and that is going to be the difference as Clark gets the job done. Back Clark to pull the upset. 

Shane’s Pick Devin Clark ML +130

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