UFC 253: Dawodu vs Tukhugov 09/26/2020 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC 253 Dawodu vs Tukhugov 09-26-2020 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC 253: Dawodu vs Tukhugov 09/26/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is pulling no punches as they come up with a stacked fight card to end the month with UFC 253 in “Fight Island”. This event will happen on Saturday, September 26 at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE and it will be shown through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. Two championships are on the line with Israel Adesanya defending this middleweight title while Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz fight for the vacant light heavyweight championship. An interesting featherweight battle is also in the main card with Hakeen Dawodu going up against Zubaira Tukhugov. According to UFC Online, this is going to be a very close fight but they give a slight edge to Zubaira Tukhugov taking the victory over Hakeen Dawodu.

UFC 253: Dawodu vs Tukhugov 09/26/2020

When: Saturday, September 26, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 253: Dawodu vs Tukhugov 09/26/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Hakeem Dawodu -110 Zubaira Tukhugov -120

Main Card

Hakeem Dawodu

Hakeem Dawodu is a 29-year-old Canadian fighter and he hails from Calgary, Alberta. He is known as “Mean” inside the MMA cage. This featherweight trains at the Champion’s Creed MMA and Mike Mikes Muay Thai and Kickboxing stable. Dawodu stands at five-foot-eight and now carries a professional MMA record of 11-1 with seven victories through knockouts and the rest were decisions. He has been fighting in the UFC since March 2018 and won four of his five fights. He is now on a four-fight winning streak and his last match was held in UFC 244 in November 2019. Dawodu went up against Julio Arce and this fight went to a full three rounds with the judges favoring the Canadian fighter.

Zubaira Tukhugov

Zubaira Tukhukov is known as the “Warrior” inside the ring and he came all the way from Grozny, Chechnya in Russia. He stands at five-foot-eight and gets his MMA training at the Tiger Muay Thai fight stable. Tukhukov is a natural featherweight at five-foot-eight and has a professional fighting record of 19-4 with 11 of those wins through decisions and seven by way of knockout. He has six fights since coming to the UFC since February 2014 and won four matches. His last match was held in UFC Fight Night 168 back in February 2020 and he went up against Kevin Aguilar. Tukhugov just needs 3:21 of the first round to secure the TKO victory through punches against his opponent.

Dawodu vs Tukhugov Betting Numbers

Record 11-1-1 19-4-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country Canada Russia
Height 5’8″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach (inches) 73″ 68″
Win by KO/TKO 64% 37%
Win by Submission 0% 5%
Decisions 36% 58%
Strikes landed per minute 5.28 2.58
Striking accuracy 46% 38%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.31 2.07
Striking defense 64% 68%
Takedown average 0.00 2.88
Takedown accuracy 0% 56%
Takedown defense 85% 100%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Dawodu vs Tukhugov Betting Picks

In this match, Zubaira Tukhigov is seen as the safer bet according to Online Sportsbook even if Hakeen Dawodu has an impressive record. This should be close and expect this match going to the judges’ scorecards with Tukhigov coming out on top.