UFC 280: Petrosyan vs Dobson 10/22/2022 – Middleweight fighters Arman Petrosyan and A.J. Dobson will step inside the octagon looking to bounce back from their previous defeats and move up the 185-pound ladder. The match is set on Saturday, October 22, at 10:00 AM ET at the Etihad Arena in the United Arab Emirates. ESPNews and ESPN+ will feature the three-round fight on television while streaming content is available at UFC Fight Pass. Dobson will try to recover from his unanimous decision loss against Jacob Malkoun and win his first UFC fight against Petrosyan, who is also well-motivated to bounce back from a loss he suffered at the hands of Caio Borralho. Sports oddsmakers have picked their favorite in this fight and we are in for an exciting preliminary bout in the middleweight category.
UFC 280: Petrosyan vs Dobson 10/22/2022
|When:||Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM ET|
|Where:||Etihad Arena, Yas Island/Yas West, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC 280: Petrosyan vs Dobson 10/22/2022 Odds
Petrosyan (7-2, 1-1 UFC) packs a bomb in his hands with six of his seven victories coming by way of knockout. The 31-year-old has a rate of 5.17 landed strikes per minute. His defense against strikes is superb as he has absorbed 2.26 strikes per minute and had a defense rate of 53%. The only weakness seen in Armen Petrosyan is his ability to defend takedowns. He has only defended 30% of the takedowns attempted on him and never he had attempted a takedown in his UFC career. Petrosyan needs to develop his takedown defense to stand a chance against Dobson and secure a bounce back win.
A. J. Dobson (6-1, 1 NC, 0-1 UFC) is a well-rounded fighter who knows how to stop opponents standing up and on the ground. In his six wins, Dobson has stopped five (two by submission and three by knockout). He has the potential to make it big in the UFC but he lost his first match against Jacob Malkoun. Eight months after losing his debut fight in the UFC, Dobson steps into the ring again and he is determined to bounce back. He needs to keep his distance against Petrosyan to avoid his big punches and use his ground game to weaken the Russian and take home the victory.
Petrosyan vs Dobson Betting Numbers
|Weight (lbs)||186 LBS||185|
|Win by KO/TKO||86%||50%|
|Win by Submission||0%||33%|
|Strikes landed per minute||N/A||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||N/A||N/A|
Petrosyan vs Dobson Betting Picks
Both fighters are looking to secure a win to revitalize their UFC careers. Dobson and Petrosyan are in a must-win mode right now to extend their stints in the UFC and gain more bouts in the future. Online UFC picks and parlays are in favor of Petrosyan due to his striking and knockout power. But Dobson has a chance to turn the tide in their match as he has the capability to bring opponents to the ground by his takedowns. The American is also well versed in submissions and that could become the difference maker as the Russian is not known for defending submissions and ground fighting. An early ending would not be a surprise as both have heavy hands that are powerful enough to knock out opponents.