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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 9 Betting Preview: Magomed Gadzhiyasulov vs. Jose Daniel Medina

October 3, 2023


In the ninth installment in this year’s Dana White's Contender Series, a captivating lineup of promising fighters steps into the limelight, eager to seize their opportunity to earn a prestigious UFC contract. The main card boasts a light heavyweight division battle, where Magomed Gadzhiyasulov faces off against Jose Daniel Medina and sets the stage for an exhilarating experience for MMA betting.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Magomed Gadzhiyasulov Betting Preview

Gadzhiyasulov has yet to lose a fight in seven battles so far. He is coming off of a unanimous decision win against Mohamed Said Maalem in the Brave Combat Federation 65 event back in October of last year.

He proudly holds a record of seven wins, including five knockout victories, one submission win, and one decision win. Furthermore, he has achieved six first-round finishes among his triumphs.

“Mohammed Haji” has the most recent win under his belt as one of the toughest he has on his resume. All of his other fights have been against winless opponents and are not against legitimate contenders to arguably pad his resume.

He is currently the 97th best light heavyweight fighter in the world, according to rankings. He will put his resume to the test for this matchup and encounter his second toughest battle of his career.

Jose Daniel Medina Betting Preview

Medina is currently aiming to improve on his six-fight winning streak heading into this event. His recent victory was a split decision over Fernando Luiz da Costa Filho in March earlier this year at Thunder Fight 42.

He has compiled 11 wins in his career, consisting of eight knockouts, two submissions, and one decision. Six of his victories have resulted in first round finishes and he has one loss each by submission and decision.

“Chico” has gone 2-1 in Combate Bolivia against solid competition, but has not really faced much else worth a test in his career. Two fights back, he defeated an opponent with a 11-22 record.

He does not have any worldwide rankings, but is currently sixth in Latin America for best light heavyweight. This is a huge opportunity if he can seize the moment.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's latest odds point to a significant advantage for Magomed Gadzhiyasulov in the upcoming contest. If you opt for Gadzhiyasulov as your pick, you might want to include him in a parlay with other matchups from the event to potentially enhance his payout in case of victory.


  • Jose Daniel Medina: +536

  • Magomed Gadzhiyasulov: -909

Medina will likely be overwhelmed here with the lack of quality competition over the years. Look for Gadzhiyasulov to win potentially by knockout.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Magomed Gadzhiyasulov to Win at -909