UFC on ESPN 31: Murzakanov vs Vanderaa 12/04/2021 Forecast, Tips and Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 31 Murzakanov vs Vanderaa 12-04-2021 Forecast Tips and Analysis

UFC on ESPN 31: Murzakanov vs Vanderaa 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with a very explosive fight card to start the last month of the year with UFC on ESPN 31. This event takes place inside the halls of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMA fans can opt to subscribe to either Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass to enjoy the matches. Rob Font will be going inside the same cage with the former bantamweight champion Jose Aldo in the main event. Jared Vanderaa is a last-minute addition in the prelims and he will fight Azamat Murzakanov at heavyweight. According to the UFC fight odds, Jared Vanderaa is going to be the underdog against Azamat Murzakanov.

UFC on ESPN 31: Murzakanov vs Vanderaa 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Murzakanov vs Vanderaa 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Azamat Murzakanov -210 Jared Vanderaa +175

Azamat Murzakanov

Azamat Murkanov is a 35-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Nalchik, Russia to be in this bout. He has been busy polishing his MMA skills at the K Dojo Warrior Tribe fight stable. Murkanov goes by the ring name “The Professional” and this five-foot-eleven fighter is more comfortable competing at light heavyweight. He carries an unblemished 10-0 record and seven of those wins came from knockouts. This fighter earned his UFC contract by winning his bout in Dana White’s Contender Series just this August. He was able to knock out Matheus Scheffel at the 3:00 mark in the first round. Prior to that, he was competing at Brave CF.

Jared Vanderaa

Jared Vanderaa is known as “The Mountain” whenever he steps inside an MMA cage and this fighter hails from Hemet, California in the United States. He will be representing the Team Quest fight stable in this bout. Vanderaa is just 29 years old and this heavyweight fighter is six-foot-nine and 265 lbs. His professional record heading to this fight is at 12-6 and seven of those wins came from knockouts. This fighter has had a tough time this year losing two of the three bouts given to him. His most recent bout was with Alexander Romanov in UFC Fight Night 194 and he got knocked out in the second round.

Murzakanov vs Vanderaa Betting Numbers

Record 10-0-0 12-6-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Russia United States
Height 5’10” 6’4″
Weight (lbs) 205 265
Reach (in) 71 80
Win by KO/TKO 70% 58%
Win by Submission 10% 25%
Decisions 20% 17%
Strikes landed per minute 3.00 4.50
Striking accuracy 52% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.33 5.24
Striking defense 63% 39%
Takedown average 0.00 0.40
Takedown accuracy 0% 100%
Takedown defense 0% 20%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Murzakanov vs Vanderaa Betting Picks

Having more time to prepare, the best online sportsbook sees Azamat Murzakanov winning his debut fight in the UFC. Expect this to be a hard-hitting bout with Jared Vanderaa as the underdog fighter.