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UFC 251: Paiva vs Zhamagulov 07/11/2020 UFC Predictions, Previews and Betting Spread

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UFC 251 Paiva vs Zhamagulov 07-11-2020 UFC Predictions Previews and Betting Spread

UFC 251: Paiva vs Zhamagulov 07/11/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to start the month of July with one incredible fight card with UFC 251. This event is set to happen in the mysterious and hyped up “Fight Island” that Dana White is talking about. The event will happen this Saturday, July 11 at Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Viewing options include subscription from Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main card will feature three tightly contested title fights but the preliminary bouts can also be a part of the main card in some events. One of these matches is are two flyweights taking on each other as Raulian Paiva gets in the cage with Zhalgas Zhamagulov. According to UFC Live Betting, this could go either way but Paiva is given a slight advantage over Zhumagulov.

UFC 251: Paiva vs Zhamagulov 07/11/2020

When: Saturday, July 11, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 251: Paiva vs Zhamagulov 07/11/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Paiva -180 Zhamagulov +160

Main Card

Raulian Paiva

Raulian Paiva is a young 24-year-old Brazilian fighter that came from Santana, Amapa. He stands at five-foot-eight and this flyweight trains at the famous Team Alpha Male and Ronildo Nobre Judo Club. His professional fighting record is at 19-3 with 12 wins through submissions. Paiva started to get noticed by the UFC after fighting in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Brazil in August 2018. He had an intense matchup with Allan Nascimento which resulted in a close split decision. In his first two UFC matches, he lost both fights against Kai Kara-France and Rogerio Bontorin in 2019. Paiva finally scored his first win in the UFC by prevailing over Mark de la Rosa in UFC Fight Night 167 just this February 2020 as he knocked out his opponent in round 2.

Zhalgas Zhamagulov

Zhalgas Zhamagulov is a 31-year-old MMA fighter and his hometown is located in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. He is five-foot-four and trains at the Erkin Kush stable. His professional MMA record stands at 13-3 with 12 wins split from knockouts and decisions. Zhamalgulov made his presence felt in the field of MMA by being a prime fighter at the FNG or Fight Nights Global organization. In his six fights in FNG, he lost only once and he is coming from a four-fight winning streak. His incredible fighting power earned his ticket to the UFC roster as he is making his debut fight against Paiva. For the past four bouts, he all won it by the judges’ decision.

Paiva vs Zhamagulov Betting Numbers

Record 19-3-0 13-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Kazakhstan
Height 5′ 8″ 5′ 4″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (inches) 69
Win by KO/TKO 21% 46%
Win by Submission 16% 8%
Decisions 63% 46%
Strikes landed per minute 4.81 0
Striking accuracy 43% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.07 0
Striking defense 53% 0%
Takedown average 0.35 0
Takedown accuracy 20% 0%
Takedown defense 79% 0%
Submission average 0.3 0

Paiva vs Zhamagulov Betting Picks

Zhamaglulov is an intriguing prospect that is set to make his mark in the UFC but Sports Gambling forecasts that Paiva is the safer bet because of his short stint and adjustment to the UFC style of fighting.