UFC Vegas 76 Picks - Sean Strickland vs Abus Magomedev Prediction

Abus Magomedev vs Sean Strickland

UFC: Saturday, July 1st at 7:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: -- Abus Magomedev+135 Sean Strickland -155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Sean Strickland and Abus Magomedev face off on Saturday in a middleweight bout for the main event of UFC Vegas 76 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Sean Stickland vs Abus Magomedev Odds

Sean Strickland currently is the favorite in this fight sitting at -155 while Abus Magomedev is the underdog sitting at +135. The total rounds sits at 3.5 rounds with the over paying out at -150. 

Sean Strickland Betting Preview

Sean Strickland sits with a 26-5 record overall but the has lost two of his last three fights. The one win during that stretch of fights did come in his last fight against Nassourdine Imavov on January 14th, 2023. Strickland outstruck his opponent 182-123 and that was enough for the unanimous decision victory. Strickland is averaging 5.76 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.25 significant strikes per minute. Strickland is averaging 1.04 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 64 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 85 percent of his takedown attempts. 

Abus Magomedev Betting Preview

Abus Magomedev comes into this fight with a 25-4-1 record overall and he is coming off a win in his UFC debut. Magomedev faced off against Dustin Stoltzfus in September of 2022 and it was only 19 seconds into the first round that he was able to win the fight by knockout. He already had seven significant strikes when he was able to secure the win. Magomedev is someone who was noticed by the UFC when he was apart of the PFL. This is a big step up in competition for Magomedev and if he were to secure a win here. Magomedev is a strong wrestler and that is somewhere that he could have an advantage here. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This is a big step up in competition for Magomedev, but I think he’s going to find success here. Magomedev has a ton of power in his hands, and he is also a good wrestler, although he didn’t have to use that in his first fight. Magomedev is going to use his power early in this fight and that is going to be enough to get the job done. Back Magomedev to pull the upset

Shane’s Pick Abus Magomedev ML +135

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