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UFC On ABC 1: Hawes vs Imavov 01/16/2021 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Betting Tips

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UFC On ABC 1 Hawes vs Imavov 01-16-2021 Fight Analysis Forecast and Betting Tips

UFC On ABC 1: Hawes vs Imavov 01/16/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is done with their season break and looking to start the year right with UFC on ABC 1 this coming January 16, Saturday. This will be held in “Fight Island” or also known as Ethiad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass is the best way to watch the matches. This event will feature the former champion Max Holloway looking to earn another title shot by taking on Calvin Kattar. The undercard will also feature a hard hitting middleweight battle between Phil Hawes and Nassourdine Imavov. This fight will be very interesting and UFC Fight Odds see Phil Hawes taking a close victory over Nassourdine Imavov.

UFC On ABC 1: Hawes vs Imavov 01/16/2021

When: Saturday, January 16, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC On ABC 1: Hawes vs Imavov 01/16/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Phillip Hawes -130 Nassourdine Imavov +110

Phillip Hawes

Phil Hawes has one of the coolest ring names related to pop culture in “Megatron”. He is 32 years old and hails from Little Ferry, New Jersey in the USA. His fight training is supplied by Sanford MMA. Hawes is a natural middleweight and his professional MMA record is at 9-2. Seven of those wins came from knockouts and the rest are submissions. He got discovered in Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2020 to earn his roster spot in the UFC. His first match happened in October 2020 in UFC 254. Hawes was put inside the same cage as Jacob Malkoun and it only took him 18 seconds in the first round to put him on the ground with a vicious knockout.

Nassourdine Imavov

Nassouridne Imavov is a very young fighter at 25 years old and he came all the way from France to get to “Fight Island”. He is more natural at welterweight and this fighter gets his skills sharpened at MMA Factory. Imavov stands at six-foot-three and possesses an MMA record of 9-2. His wins are divided into four submissions, three knockouts and two decisions. This will be his second fight in the UFC organization. His debut in the UFC happened in UFC on ESPN 16 just this October 2020. He was put inside the same cage as Jordan Williams and took him to a full three rounds to earn the unanimous decision victory.

Hawes vs Imavov Betting Numbers

Hawes
Imavov
Record 9-2-0 9-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA France
Height 6’0″ 6’3″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 77 75
Win by KO/TKO 78% 33%
Win by Submission 22% 44%
Decisions 0% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 4.14 4.53
Striking accuracy 49% 61%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.81 2.00
Striking defense 55% 69%
Takedown average 1.68 1.00
Takedown accuracy 14% 12%
Takedown defense 0% 100%
Submission average 0.00 4.00

Hawes vs Imavov Betting Picks

These are two young fighters that are hungry to prove more of themselves in the UFC. “Megatron” Phil Hawes looks to be more explosive and is picked as the favored fighter by Sports Betting over the French Nassourinde Imavov.