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UFC Fight Night 163 Zabit vs Kattar 11/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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UFC Fight Night 163 Zabit vs Kattar 11-9-2019 Picks Predictions Previews

UFC Fight Night 163 Zabit vs Kattar 11/9/2019 – UFC Fight Night 163 will be held at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia. It will feature in the main event Zabit Magomedsharipov going up against Calvin Kattar. UFC Vegas Odds is picking the hometown hero, Magomedsharipov prevailing over Kattar. The event has a 12-fight card with Alexander Volkov going up against Greg Hardy as the co-main event.

UFC Fight Night 163 Zabit vs Kattar 11/9/2019

When: Sunday, November 9, 2:00 P.M. ET
Where: CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 163 Zabit vs Kattar 11/9/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Zabit Magomedsharipov -333 Calvin Kattar +257

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Zabit Magomedsharipov

Magomedsharipov is a featherweight fighter that hails from Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia and stabled at Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu. Standing at 6-foot-1, he has only tasted defeat only once in his professional career. He is now on a 13-fight winning streak with no signs of slowing down. His last defeat was registered back in April 14, 2013 against Igor Egorov. He looks to continue his streak and possibly let this fight do the talking to give him a title shot. With his home crowd behind him, he is the favorite to win it. In his 18 professional fights, he submitted his opponent seven times, registered seven KOs and four fights went to the judges’ cards. In his last five wins, he submitted his opponents thrice and won a unanimous decision in two.

Calvin Kattar

Kattar earned the nickname “The Boston Finisher” and he hails from Methuen, Massachusetts in the United States. He is a featherweight and his current stable is Carlos Neto BJJ and Team Sityodong, Standing at 5-foot-11, he has 23 professional bouts at 31 years of age. Before battling Magomedsharipov, he won his past two fights and both were wins via TKO in the first round against Chis Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas. His last defeat was back on April 7, 2018, where Renato Carneiro prevailed via unanimous decision. Kattar had a 10-fight winning streak that started in 2010 before falling to Carneiro.

In his 23 professional MMA fights, Kattar won by TKO nine times, submitted his opponent three times and won eight decisions by the judges. Expect him to go for the KO against Magomedsharipov in the first round and he will try to hang on to the decision if he fails to do so.

Zabit vs Kattar Betting Numbers

Record 17-1 20-3
Last Fight WON Won
Country Russia USA
Height 6’1″ 5’11”
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 73 72
Win by KO/TKO 35% 45%
Win by Submission 41% 15%
Decisions 24% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 4.53 5.06
Striking accuracy 53% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.44 0.11
Striking defense 66% 55%
Takedown average 6.23 0.61
Takedown accuracy 59% 33%
Takedown defense 77% 80%
Submission average 1.00 0.00

Zabit vs Kattar Betting Picks

It should be a great match for the Russian crowd and they will have something to cheer about with UFC Live Betting picking Magomedsharipov prevailing over Kattar at -300.  Look for him to evade Kattar’s KO blows in the beginning and the Russian will most likely take it to the ground and look for the submission. Kattar may try to push it to the judges’ scorecards where he has a good chance of winning. But nonetheless, the Russian fighter has a better chance of prevailing in the decision cards since he likes to play it close to his opponents and take away  Kattar’s punching distance.