UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus 09/25/2021 Previews, Predictions and Picks

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UFC 266 Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus 09-25-2021 Previews Predictions and Picks

UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus 09/25/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their last fight card of the month with UFC 266 and it promises a lot of fireworks inside the octagon. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the battleground with a sold-out audience as witnesses this Saturday, September 25. Brian Ortega will have a prime shot to be the next UFC featherweight champion by challenging Alexander Volkanovski in the main event. Two heavyweights will clash in the prelims as Chris Daukaus takes on Shamil Abdurakhimov. This is going to be an interesting bout as UFC betting lines put Shamil Abdurakhimov as the underdog against Chris Daukaus.

UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus 09/25/2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 8:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus 09/25/2021 Odds

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Abdurakhimov Odds Daukaus Odds
Shamil Abdurakhimov +175 Chris Daukaus -210

Shamil Abdurakhimov

Shamil Abdurakhimov is a 40-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. He is a natural heavyweight at his hulking six-foot-three and 261-pound frame. Abdurakhimov carries the rink name “Abrek” and will be coming to this fight with a 20-5 professional fighting record. Those wins are divided into nine knockouts, four submissions, and seven decisions. This fighter was on a three-fight winning streak beating Chase Sherman, Andrei Arlovski, and Marcin Tybura. His most recent match resulted in a second-round loss in UFC 242 against Curtis Blaydes.

Chris Daukaus

Chris Daukaus is just in his early 30s at 31-years-old and his hometown is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. Team Balance MMA stable has represented him in his professional fighting career. Bauhaus has been competing in the heavyweight division since 2013 and his professional record is now at 11-3. 10 of those wins came from knockouts and this will be his fourth fight in the UFC. Since coming to the UFC, he has been given three fights. All of those matches ended in first-round knockouts for Daukaus. Among the opponents he put down were Parker Porter, Rodrigo Nascimento, and Alexey Oleynik.

UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus Betting Numbers

Record 20-5-0 11-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Russia United States
Height 6’3″ 6’2″
Weight (lbs) 261 234
Reach (in) 76 76
Win by KO/TKO 45% 91%
Win by Submission 20% 0%
Decisions 35% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 2.45 11.78
Striking accuracy 44% 61%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.45 3.22
Striking defense 58% 65%
Takedown average 1.23 0.00
Takedown accuracy 24% 0%
Takedown defense 47% 100%
Submission average 0.20 0.00

UFC 266: Abdurakhimov vs Daukaus Betting Picks

Chris Daukaus came into the UFC as a very intriguing prospect and has continued to impress with first-round knockouts. He is expected by the best online sportsbook to finish Shamil Abdurakhimov in the first round as well with TKO.