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UFC on ESPN 22: Alhassan vs Malkoun 04/17/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 22 Alhassan vs Malkoun 04-17-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC on ESPN 22: Alhassan vs Malkoun 04/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is just about to put the organization to another high gear with UFC on ESPN 22 happening this Saturday, April 27. UFC Apex will be the closed-door venue for this event and that is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are the best ways to experience the fight as an MMA fan. Headlining the event is former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker trying to earn another title shot by going up against Kelvin Gastelum. Another middleweight match is on the main card with Abdul Razak Alhassan testing his skills against Jacob Malkoun. This match has Abdul Razak Alhassan as the favorite to win in UFC betting odds against Jacob Malkoun. 

UFC on ESPN 22: Alhassan vs Malkoun 04/17/2021

When: Saturday, April 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 22: Alhassan vs Malkoun 04/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Abdul Razak Alhassan -290 Jacob Malkoun +245

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Abdul Razak Alhassan

Abdul Razak Alhassan is a 35-year-old fighter and he has an interesting ring name as the “Judo Thunder”. His height is five-foot-ten and gets great MMA training from the Fortis MMA fight team. Alhassan is an American fighter that came all the way from Arlington, Texas. He has been fighting in the middleweight division for most of his career. Coming to this match, he has a professional fighting record of 10-3 and all those wins came from knockouts. This fighter wants to get back on his winning groove after losing back-to-back matches. The first one was against Mounir Lazzez and the latest was in UFC Fight Night 182 just this November. Alhassan got knocked out in the first 30 seconds of the match against Lazzez.

Jacob Malkoun

Jacob Malkoun is at his prime age of 25 years old and this fighter’s hometown is located in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. He currently represents and trains at the PMA Super Martial Arts. Malkoun is known inside the cage as the “Mamba” and he has a young MMA career with his record at 4-1. Those victories are equally divided into two knockouts and two decisions. This is going to be his second fight in the UFC. His debut in the UFC happened just this October 2020 and he went up against Phil Hawes in UFC 254. That match ended really quickly as Malkoun got knocked out in just 18 seconds in the first round.

Alhassan vs Malkoun Betting Numbers

Alhassan
Malkoun
Record 10-3-0 4-1-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA Australia
Height 5’10” 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 173 185
Reach (in) 73 73
Win by KO/TKO 100% 50%
Win by Submission 0% 0%
Decisions 0% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 4.54 0.00
Striking accuracy 48% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.11 23.33
Striking defense 53% 36%
Takedown average 0.72 0.00
Takedown accuracy 28% 0%
Takedown defense 42% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Alhassan vs Malkoun Betting Picks

Having just 18 seconds of experience inside the UFC cage is a big awakening for Jacob Malkoun on what the competition is in the world’s premier fighting organization. He is still considered as the heavy underdog against Abdul Razak Alhassan as seen in online sports betting