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UFC Fight Night 172: Pantoja vs Askarov 07/18/2020 Tips, Odds and Results

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UFC Fight Night 172 Pantoja vs Askarov 07-18-2020 Tips Odds and Results

UFC Fight Night 172: Pantoja vs Askarov 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been providing action-packed fight cards in “Fight Island” and they have another one in store in UFC Fight Night 172. This event will happen this Saturday, July 20 and it is going to be in the remote Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The matches can be seen through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscriptions. In the main card, there will be two flyweight battles with the biggest draw having Deiveson Figueiredo going up against Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title. The second flyweight match will have Alexandre Pantoja taking on Aska Askarov. According to UFC Betting Odds, Askarov is coming in as the underdog in this fight against Pantoja.

UFC Fight Night 172: Pantoja vs Askarov 07/18/2020

When: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Pantoja vs Askarov 07/18/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexandre Pantoja -200 Askar Askarov +160

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Alexandre Pantoja

Alexandre Pantoja is known as “The Cannibal” inside the cage and this flyweight fighter came all the way from Arraial Do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The 30-year-old fighter trains at the Nova Uniao and Black House fight teams and he carries a 22-4 professional MMA record. Pantoja has been in the UFC since January 2017 and he won his first two fights in the organization against Eric Shelton and Neil Seery. He lost his first fight in the UFC against Dustin Ortiz but went on to win his next three fights after that. His second loss in the UFC came in the hands of Deiveson Figueiredo and it was a close fight that pushed three rounds but the judges favored his opponent. In UFC Fight Night 165, he registered his last match and he won via KO in the first round against Matt Schnell.

Askar Askarov

Askar Askarov is a young 27-year-old flighter and his hometown is in Khasavyurt, Dagestan in Russia. Known as the “Bullet” inside the cage, he stands at five-foot-five and trains at the Fighting Eagle stable. He is undefeated with a record of 11-0 with seven wins by submission. Askarov took the Absolute Championship Akhmat by storm as he won all his seven bouts in the organization before punching his ticket to join the UFC roster. His first UFC fight was held in September 2019 and it resulted in a split draw between him and Brandon Moreno. He finally secured his first UFC victory in UFC 246 just this January 2020 by defeating Tim Elliot. Askarov pushed the match to a full three rounds and this time, all judges see him as the one who won the fight.

Pantoja vs Askarov Betting Numbers

Record 22-4-0 11-0- 1
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Russia
Height 5′ 5″ 5′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (inches) 67 67
Win by KO/TKO 36% 27%
Win by Submission 36% 64%
Decisions 27% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 4.58 3.43
Striking accuracy 47% 48%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.53 2.7
Striking defense 56% 58%
Takedown average 1.1 2
Takedown accuracy 35% 22%
Takedown defense 60% 66%
Submission average 1.3 0

Pantoja vs Askarov Betting Picks

Askar Askarov has yet to taste a defeat in his professional MMA career and with the momentum he has, it is seen by Online Sportsbook that he will be the one coming out on top against Alexandre Pantoja.