UFC on ESPN 26: Taha vs Morozov 07/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not holding their punches as they intend to follow up a very successful fight card with another blockbuster. UFC on ESPN 26 is set to happen this Saturday, July 17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can opt to watch through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. Islam Makhachev is back inside the cage and he is in the main event taking on Thiago Moises for a lightweight battle. A bantamweight bout is in the undercard with Khalid Taha going inside the same cage as Sergey Morozov. It is seen among ufc betting lines that Sergey Morozov is going to be the riskier pick as compared to Khalid Taha.
UFC on ESPN 26: Taha vs Morozov 07/17/2021
|When:||Saturday, July 17, 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|TV:||Pay Per View|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
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UFC on ESPN 26: Taha vs Morozov 07/17/2021 Odds
Khalid Taha is known as “The Warrior” inside the MMA cage and this fighter came all the way from Dortmund in Germany. He gets to represent and train at the Arena Dortmund MMA fight stable. Taha is 29 years old and has been naturally competing at the bantamweight division. He stands at five-foot-seven and has a 13-3 professional MMA record. Nine of those wins came from knockouts. The last win of Taha was way back in April 2019 against Boston Salmon. Since then he had two matches – a no-contest with Bruno Silva and the most recent was a unanimous decision loss against Raoni Barcelos.
Sergey Morozov is 32 years old and this 32-year-old fighter’s hometown is located at Aktobe in Kazakhstan. He stands at five-foot-six and gets to sharpen his MMA skills at the Erkin Kush fight team. Morozov is comfortable fighting at the bantamweight division coming to this match carrying a 16-5 professional fighting record. Half of those wins came from knockouts while five are decision victories. Going to the UFC, Morozov was on a five-game winning streak. His debut in the organization during UFC on ESPN 20 just this January didn’t go well as Umar Nurmagomedov submitted him in the second round.
Taha vs Morozov Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||69%||50%|
|Win by Submission||15%||19%|
|Strikes landed per minute||2.86||0.81|
|Striking absorbed per minute||4.26||2.89|
Taha vs Morozov Betting Picks
There is much more to what Sergey Morozov can offer in the UFC. That was not seen in his debut fight and according to the top online sportsbook, he should knock out Khalid Taha in the second round.