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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 10 Betting Preview: Issa Isakov vs. Marquel Mederos

October 10, 2023


In Week 10 of Dana White's Contender Series at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, an array of thrilling matchups awaits avid bettors. Notably, the upcoming lightweight showdown between Issa Isakov and Marquel Mederos is set to deliver an enthralling spectacle.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Issa Isakov Betting Preview

Isakov has a four-fight winning streak on the line as he approaches this next encounter. His previous win was a second round rear-naked choke submission against Ruslan Teedeev at the Brave Combat Federation 69.

His remarkable track record includes a total of 12 victories, comprising six knockouts, four submissions, and two decisions. What distinguishes him is the fact that four of his triumphs have concluded within the first round, and he has only experienced two out of three losses via decision.

He has gone 5-1 in Brave CF and 3-0 in the Montenegro Fighting Championship. Most of these battles have been against solid opponents, giving him quality exposure to handle this fight well.

Isakov currently ranks as the 15th best welterweight and fifth best middleweight in Western Europe. A huge opportunity is on the horizon, but he must be ready.

Marquel Mederos Betting Preview

Mederos is on a five-fight win streak and is aiming to impress with his sixth consecutive. His recent success was a first round TKO against Justice Lamperez back at Fury Fighting Championship

Up until now, he has achieved seven wins. These include five knockouts and two decisions. It is worth mentioning that two of these victories were secured in the very first round.

He has spent a majority of his career with FFC (6-1), which have been against solid fighters that have given him good tests. This will arguably be his toughest battle, but appears ready based on his performances thus far.

Mederos is currently sitting at the 39th spot for best lightweight fighter in the United States. He needs to continue winning against good competitors in order to land better fighting opportunities.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's most recent odds point towards a slight advantage for Issa Isakov in this upcoming lightweight showdown, where both contenders boast impressive track records. This sets the stage for an enticing betting prospect.


  • Marquel Mederos: +128

  • Issa Isakov: -158

Both fighters have an opportunity to end this battle early by knockout, as their striking is about the same. However, Isakov is more appealing on paper with his ability to win battles on the ground. If this makes it to a decision, consider choosing Isakov to win based on his ability to adapt anywhere the fight takes him.

Spooky Express Pick: Issa Isakov to Win at -158