UFC Fight Night 223: Hayisaer vs Borshchev 05/20/2023 – Lightweight fighters Maheshate Hayisaer and Viacheslav Borshchev clash in a three-round match on Saturday, May 20, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The match is part of the UFC Fight Night 223 preliminaries that is set to start at 4:00 PM ET. Hayisaer aims to get back to the winning column while Borshchev seeks to break his two-fight slide. Online sports odds see Borshchev as the favorite for the matchup although the Chinese fighter is also a solid bet due to his skills in the octagon.
UFC Fight Night 223: Hayisaer vs Borshchev 05/20/2023
|When:||Saturday, May 20, 4:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC Fight Night 223: Hayisaer vs Borshchev 05/20/2023 Odds
Hayisaer (9-2; 1-1 UFC) gained a contract in the UFC by winning in Week 10 of the 2021 Dana White’s Contender Series. He opened his UFC stint with a bang, winning over Steve Garcia in one round. However, he was brought back to earth by Rafa Garcia in December 2022 as Garcia dominated the bout en route to a unanimous decision verdict. Hayisaer has five finishes in the octagon, with four of them coming by knockout. The Chinese fighter must use his striking skills to gain a good chance against Borshchev and possibly secure a victory.
Borshchev (6-3; 1-2 UFC) opened his account in the UFC in January 2022 with a one-round knockout victory over Dakota Bush. However, he succumbed to a unanimous decision loss to Marc Diakiese two months later. He would fight again six months later against Mike Davis but succumbed to another unanimous decision setback. Borshchev has recorded five stoppages in six victories and he looks to secure another win to improve his status in the lightweight division. The Sacramento-based fighter has not been knocked out and lasted the distance in three of his losses.
Hayisaer vs Borshchev Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||44%||83%|
|Win by Submission||11%||0%|
|Strikes landed per minute||N/A||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||N/A||N/A|
Hayisaer vs Borshchev Betting Picks
Borshchev emerges as the favored fighter in the match despite the two straight losses that he had last year. He will have his first UFC match this year as he hopes to end the two-game rut and reset his career. On the other hand, Hayisaer looks to bounce back from his previous setback against Rafa Garcia as he aims to beat Borshchev to restore his lightweight campaign in the UFC. Online UFC picks see Hayisaer as the underdog for this match but anything can happen in MMA as one punch or one takedown spells the difference in one fight.