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UFC Fight Night 176: Pereira vs Imadaev 09/05/2020 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 176 Pereira vs Imadaev 09-05-2020 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 176: Pereira vs Imadaev 09/05/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set for another exciting fight card to start the month with UFC Fight Night 176 this Saturday, September 5. It will be held at the closed-door venue of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can get to see all the fights through Pay Per View or a UFC Fight Pass subscription. The biggest draw of this event is the heavyweight match between veteran fighter Alistair Overeem going up against Augusto Sakai. Joining them in the main card is a welterweight bout between Michel Pereira and Zelim Imadaev. This is seen as a close fight between both fighters but according to UFC Live Betting, it is Michel Pereira carrying the smallest advantage against Zelim Imadaev.

UFC Fight Night 176: Pereira vs Imadaev 09/05/2020

When: Saturday, September 5, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 176: Pereira vs Imadaev 09/05/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Michel Pereira -115 Zelim Imadaev -115

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Michel Pereira

Michel Pereria is at his prime age of 26 years old and this fighter came all the way from Tucuma, Para in Brazil. He is known as the “Demolidor” inside the cage. The fighter polishes his fighting skills at the Scorpion Fighting System and Team Demolidor. He now has a professional MMA record of 23-11 with 10 wins coming from knockouts while 12 wins were split between decisions and submissions. He made his UFC debut in May 2019 and he won against Danny Roberts via KO in UFC Fight Night 152. His last two fights were losses and the first one was against Tristan Connely in UFC Fight Night 158 while the other fight was against Diego Sanchez in UFC Fight Night 167 where he was disqualified with an illegal knee.

Zelim Imadaev

Zelim Imadaev is a 25-year-old fighter carrying a lot of potential in his style and his hometown is located in Moscow, Russia. He fights naturally at welterweight and stands at six-flat and weighs in at 170 lbs. He now has a professional fighting record of 8-2 with all of his wins coming from a way of knockout. Imadaev made his UFC debut in April 2019 but before that, he came in as an undefeated fighter from Fight Nights Global. His two fights in the UFC were all losses. The first one was against Max Griffin in UFC 236 where he lost via majority decision and the last fight was back in November 2019 in UFC Fight Night 163 where he was knocked out in the second round by Danny Roberts.

Pereira vs Imadaev Betting Numbers

Pereira
Imadaev
Record 23-11-0 8-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Russia
Height 6’1″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 170 lbs 170 lbs
Reach (inches) 73″ 76″
Win by KO/TKO 43% 100%
Win by Submission 26% 0%
Decisions 26% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 3.04 3.69
Striking accuracy 51% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.04 3.37
Striking defense 52% 45%
Takedown average 2.00 0.60
Takedown accuracy 57% 50%
Takedown defense 100% 63%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Pereira vs Imadaev Betting Picks

This promises to be very close with Zelim Imadaev trying to show the promise that he came with entering the organization. It is seen by Top Online Sportsbook that betting on a much proven Michel Pereira is the safer bet as Imadaev has yet to prove himself.