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UFC Fight Night 174: Akhmedov vs Weidman 08/08/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 174 Akhmedov vs Weidman 08-08-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 174: Akhmedov vs Weidman 08/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is setting up another interesting fight card this August with UFC Fight Night 174. This closed-door event will happen on Saturday, August 8 at the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. For those who want to catch the fights, it will be available through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature a knockout artist going up against a submission specialist in Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleynik. Co-headlining them is former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman taking on Omari Akhmedov. In this matchup, it is seen by UFC Betting Odds that Chris Weidman is going to be the better pick than Omari Akhmedov.

UFC Fight Night 174: Akhmedov vs Weidman 08/08/2020

When: Saturday, August 8, 9:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 174: Akhmedov vs Weidman 08/08/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Omari Akhmedov +110 Chris Weidman -140

Main Card

Omari Akhmedov

Omari Akhmedov is known as “The Wolverine” inside the MMA cage and this natural welterweight came all the way from Makhachkala in Dagestan, Russia. He trains at the American Top Team and owns a 20-4 professional MMA record. Akhmedov has had a fair career with seven wins through knockouts and five were from submissions. He started fighting in the UFC  in March 2014 and after a rough two wins and three losses to start his career, Akhmedov is finally picking it up. In his six recent fights, he won five and one resulted in a draw. His last match was back in December 2019 in UFC 235. He was pitted against Ian Heinisch and lasted for three rounds to earn the nod of all the judges. 

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman is a 36-year-old fighter and this middleweight resides in Baldwin, New York. He trains and hones his skills at the Serra-Longo Fight Team. His professional fighting record now stands at 14-5 with six wins earned from knockouts. Weidman entered the UFC by storm in March 2011. He won nine consecutive matches and two of those almost ended the career of the legendary Anderson Silva. Earning wins as well against the likes of Mark Munoz, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort as well. It has been a struggle for him since December 2015 as he only won one fight in six matches. His last match happened in October 2019 as he co-headlined UFC on ESPN 6 but lost to Dominick Reyes in the first round by a vicious knockout.

Akhmedov vs Weidman Betting Numbers

Akhmedov
Weidman
Record 20-4-1 14-5-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Russia United States
Height 6’0″ 6’2″
Weight (lbs) 185 205
Reach (inches) 73 78
Win by KO/TKO 35% 43%
Win by Submission 25% 29%
Decisions 40% 29%
Strikes landed per minute 2.99 3.14
Striking accuracy 34% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.77 3.25
Striking defense 58% 51%
Takedown average 2.4 3.82
Takedown accuracy 50% 50%
Takedown defense 62% 73%
Submission average 0.2 1

Akhmedov vs Weidman Betting Picks

Times has not been good to Weidman for the past five years and the skills he showed in the cage still puts him above Omari Akhmedov by Sportsbook. It is tough not to bet on Weidman and wish that the old version of him comes out and it would be another low for his career if he indeed loses this one as well.