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UFC 264: Zhumagulov vs Rivera 07/10/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC 264 Zhumagulov vs Rivera 07-10-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC 264: Zhumagulov vs Rivera 07/10/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is pulling no punches by establishing their deepest fight card to start the month with UFC 264. This event will be commencing this Saturday, July 10 and will be at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in front of a sold-out crowd. UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription are great options to enjoy the matches at home. The biggest draw for this event will be UFC’s most popular athlete Conor McGregor taking on Dustin Poirier for the third time in their careers. There is also another flyweight match to watch out and that is Jerome Rivera fighting Zhalgas Zhumagulov. Heading to this match, it is forecasted in the best sportsbook that Jerome Rivera is the riskier bet as compared to Zhalgas Zhumagulov.

UFC 264: Zhumagulov vs Rivera 07/10/2021

When: Saturday, July 10, 6:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 264: Zhumagulov vs Rivera 07/10/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Zhalgas Zhumagulov -310 Jerome Rivera +255

Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Zhalgas Zhumagulov is a 32-year-old fighter and he came all the way from Aktobe in Kazakhstan to be in this fight. He gets to train and represent the Erkin Kush fight team in his professional bouts. Zhumagulov is just five-foot-four and he competes well at the flyweight division. His professional fighting record now stands at 13-5 and those wins are divided into six knockouts, six decisions, and one submission. This fighter has two matches in the UFC already and both resulted in heartbreaking losses. The first was with Raulian Paiva and the latest was against Amir Albazi just this January in UFC 257. Both losses came from decisions.

Jerome Rivera

Jerome Rivera carries the ring name as “The Renegade” and this fighter hails from Santa Fe, New Mexico in the United States. He gets to train in both the Destroya MMA and Luttrell-Yee MMA fight team. Rivera is just entering his prime at 26 years old and stands at five-foot-ten. He has been comfortable at the featherweight division and his professional MMA record is now at 10-5. Seven of those wins came from submissions. This fighter is coming to this match on a three-fight losing streak and has lost all his UFC fights. Among his conquerors were Tyson Nam, Francisco Figueiredo and the latest was Ode Osbourne.

Zhumagulov vs Rivera Betting Numbers

Zhumagulov
Rivera
Record 13-5-0 10-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Kazakhstan USA
Height 5’4″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 125 145
Reach (in) 66 72
Win by KO/TKO 46% 0%
Win by Submission 8% 70%
Decisions 46% 30%
Strikes landed per minute 4.17 3.08
Striking accuracy 49% 34%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.00 2.47
Striking defense 58% 51%
Takedown average 1.50 0.00
Takedown accuracy 21% 0%
Takedown defense 33% 40%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Zhumagulov vs Rivera Betting Picks

Both fighters are heading in this match hungry to earn their first UFC victory so expect them to throw everything inside the cage including the kitchen sink. The sports betting website sees Zhalas Zhumagulov as the fighter coming out with their first win in the organization as compared to Jerome Rivera.