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UFC Fight Night 179: Zalal vs Topuria 10/10/2020 Fight Analysis, Forecast and UFC Tips

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UFC Fight Night 179 Zalal vs Topuria 10-10-2020 Fight Analysis Forecast and UFC Tips

UFC Fight Night 179: Zalal vs Topuria – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has another great fight card set to happen with UFC Fight Night commencing on Saturday, October 10. It is going to be held in the Middle East at the Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event can be viewed by fight fans through a UFC Fight Pass subscription or through Pay Per View. Marlon Moraes headlines this event and he will test his skills against Cory Sandhagen for a title shot at the UFC Bantamweight Championship. The preliminary card also has some interesting matches and one of them is a featherweight bout between Youssef Zalal and Ilia Topuria. In this matchup, Youssef Zalal is forecasted by UFC Online as the fighter that will prevail against Ilia Topuria.

UFC Fight Night 179: Zalal vs Topuria

When: Saturday, October 10, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 179: Zalal vs Topuria Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Youssef Zalal -170 Ilia Topuria +140

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Youssef Zalal

Youssef Zalal carries a ring name of “The Morrocan Devil” inside the cage and he hails from Englewood, Colorado in the USA. He stands at five-foot-ten with this featherweight getting his training at Factory X. Zalal now has a professional MMA record of 10-2 with five submissions, three decisions and three knockouts. He has been fighting in the UFC just this February 2020 and won all his three fights in the organization. His last fight was against Peter Barrett in UFC Fight Night 174 back in August 8, 2020. In that match, Zalal pushed Barrett to the limit and as the final bell sounded, the judges all gave him the nod and win. 

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria is a young 23-year-old MMA fighter that came from Alicante, Spain. He is a natural featherweight at five-foot-seven. His MMA skills are being polished at the Climent Club MMA team. Topuria is heading towards his next match as an undefeated fighter with an 8-0 professional MMA record. Seven of his matches were from submissions and he will have a chance to showcase that in his UFC debut against Zalal. Prior to heading to the UFC, he has fought in Brave CF, Cage Warriors, Mix Fight Events, Climent Show MMA and West Coast Warriors. His only career knockout was during his last match at Brave CF.  

Zalal vs Topuria Betting Numbers

Record 10-2-0 8-0-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA Spain
Height 5’10” 5’7″
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 72″ 69″
Win by KO/TKO 20% 13%
Win by Submission 50% 88%
Decisions 30% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 3.20 0.00
Striking accuracy 55% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.40 0.00
Striking defense 66% 0%
Takedown average 3.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 47% 0%
Takedown defense 72% 0%
Submission average 1.70 0.00

Zalal vs Topuria Betting Picks

Fighting in the UFC is a different animal as compared to where Ilia Topuria has fought in his career. With that, Sports Betting has him as the underdog against Youssef Zalal who has fought and won in the organization. This fight will be fought on the ground and expect a submission victory.