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UFC Fight Night 173: Emmers vs Valiev 08/01/2020 Fight Analysis, Betting Forecast and Tips

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UFC Fight Night 173 Emmers vs Valiev 08-01-2020 Fight Analysis Betting Forecast and Tips

UFC Fight Night 173: Emmers vs Valiev 08/01/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is kicking off their return to the USA with another exciting fight card with UFC Fight Night 173. This event will be happening on Saturday, August 1 at their own facility in the UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. Viewing is available through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View. The biggest draw will be a middleweight battle of upcoming stars in Edmen Shahbazyan going up against Derek Brunson. The undercard has some interesting fights as well and one of them is the featherweight match between Jamall Emmers taking on Timur Valiev. According to UFC Betting Odds, it is Timur Valiev coming into this matchup as the fighter carrying the advantage over Jamall Emmers.

UFC Fight Night 173: Emmers vs Valiev 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Emmers vs Valiev 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jamall Emmers +140 Timur Valiev -170

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Jamall Emmers

Jamall Emmers is known as “Prettyboy” inside the MMA cage and this 31-year-old fighter resides in Redlands, California in the USA. Standing at five-foot-ten, he usually fights at featherweight and will go down to bantamweight in his next fight. Emmers trains at the Pinnace MMA fight team and he also carries a 17-5 professional MMA record. He missed his shot to join the UFC after getting knocked out in the second round by Julian Erosa in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series back in June 2018. Fighting in four different MMA organizations before earning his second shot in making the UFC roster, he finally made his debut just this March 2020 in UFC 248. That match went to a mile but Emmers lost in a close split decision.

Timur Valiev

Timur Valiev is a 30-year-old bantamweight fighter that came all the way from Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. Known as “Lucky” inside the cage, he stands at five-foot-six and polishes his skills at the Dogfighter and Jackson-Wink MMA stables. Valiev currently holds a 16-2 professional MMA record with nine victories going the extra mile and earned through the eyes of the judges. This is going to be his first fight in the UFC against Jamall Emmers. Valiev is coming in the UFC with a six-fight winning streak and those were in different MMA organizations such as World Series of Fighting, Professional Fighters League and Gorilla Fighting.

Emmers vs Valiev Betting Numbers

Record 17-5-0 16-2-0
Last Fight
Country United States Russia
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (inches) 74
Win by KO/TKO 41% 31%
Win by Submission 18% 13%
Decisions 41% 56%
Strikes landed per minute 4.96 0
Striking accuracy 52% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.35 0
Striking defense 58% 0%
Takedown average 1.42 0
Takedown accuracy 33% 0%
Takedown defense 100% 0%
Submission average 0 0

Emmers vs Valiev Betting Picks

It is seen by Online Betting that putting your hopes on the more UFC experienced Jamall Emmers is riskier than going for the debuting Timur Valiev. With the way Valiev demolished all his opponents, he is seen to be a no-brainer fit in the UFC.