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UFC Fight Night 172: Dawson vs Narimani 07/18/2020 Analysis, Odds and Betting Spread

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UFC Fight Night 172: Dawson vs Narimani 07/18/2020 Analysis, Odds and Betting Spread

UFC Fight Night 172: Dawson vs Narimani 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their third fight card in July and in “Fight Island” with UFC Fight Night 172. This event is set to happen on Saturday, July 18 at the Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans are not allowed to go to the island but they can watch through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will put two top flyweights contending for the vacant UFC title with Deiveson Figueiredo taking on Joseph Benavidez. In the undercard, there is an interesting catchweight match that is set to happen with Grant Dawson going inside the cage with Nad Narimani. It is seen by UFC Vegas Odds that Grant Dawson is the safer bet as compared to Nad Narimani for this fight.

UFC Fight Night 172: Dawson vs Narimani 07/18/2020

When: Saturday, July 18, 5:00 PM ET 
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Dawson vs Narimani 07/18/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Grant Dawson -250 Nad Narimani +200

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Grant Dawson

Grant Dawson is a 26-year-old American fighter that hails from Stromsburg, Nebraska. “KGD” stands at five-foot-ten and trains at the Glory MMA & Fitness fight team. His record now is at 15-1 and has 11 submissions under his name. Dawson took his chances in securing a spot in the UFC roster by defeating Adrian Diaz via rear-naked choke in the second round during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in August 2017. Since then, he took his talents to the UFC and won his first three fights in the organization. His last match was this February 2020 and he submitted Darrick Miner in the second round via rear-naked choke.

Nad Narimani

Nad Nariman is a 33-year-old fighter that came all the way from Bristol, England. He is known as the “Smiler” and this five-foot-eight lightweight trains at the Team Alpha Male stable. His record now is 12-3 with ten victories split between submissions and decisions. Nariman was a standout fighter in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship and he has been fighting there since July 2013. Making his UFC debut, he fought Khalid Taha in UFC Fight Night 134 and took it to a mile and won via unanimous decision. He won his next bout after that against Anderson Grundy but he got the first taste of defeat in the hands of Mike Grundy in UFC Fight Night 147 in March 2019. Narimani was taken down with punches in the second round.

Dawson vs Narimani Betting Numbers

Record 15-1-0 12-3-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country United States England
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 8″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (inches) 72 70
Win by KO/TKO 20% 17%
Win by Submission 73% 42%
Decisions 7% 42%
Strikes landed per minute 3.48 3.8
Striking accuracy 48% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.15 2.8
Striking defense 45% 60%
Takedown average 5.09 2.64
Takedown accuracy 48% 41%
Takedown defense 33% 75%
Submission average 2.5 0

Dawson vs Narimani Betting Picks

Narimani is eager to bounce back from the tough loss in his last match but he is picked as the underdog in this fight against Dawson by Sport Betting. This fight is expected to go to the ground and expect a lot of submission attempts from both fighters.