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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 9 Betting Preview: Mauricio Ruffy vs. Raimond Magomedaliev

October 3, 2023


In Week 9 of Dana White's Contender Series, a compelling roster of up-and-coming fighters takes center stage that are each determined to grasp their chance at securing a coveted UFC contract. The main card showcases an intense clash within the welterweight division, featuring the showdown between Mauricio Ruffy and Raimond Magomedaliev and promises an electrifying spectacle for MMA enthusiasts and bettors alike.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Mauricio Ruffy Betting Preview

Ruffy has been victorious in his last three battles, giving him solid momentum heading into this one. His most recent win was a second round TKO over Ronys Torres back at Centurion FC in May of this year.

All eight of his wins have come by knockout. In addition, six of those knockouts have resulted in first round finishes and his only defeat has come by knockout.

He has moved around to different fighting organizations over the years, competing against good fighters. His recent win was arguably his best, as his opponent had a record of 41-8.

Ruffy has earned the ranking of 47th best welterweight fighter in Brazil and 54th for the lightweight division. This is the perfect time to show the world what he is capable of accomplishing.

Raimond Magomedaliev Betting Preview

Magomedaliev is working on extending his five fight winning streak with another here. His recent success was a split decision against Impa Kasanganay back at Eagle FC 46 in March of last year. 

In his career, he has amassed a total of 10 victories, including five by way of knockouts, two through submissions, and three by decisions. Remarkably, five of these wins have culminated in first-round finishes, with only one loss coming by decision.

He has established a 3-1 record in ONE Championship and 4-0 in AMC Fight Nights Global against solid competition. His win over Kasanganay was an excellent test, especially since Kasanganay has quality wins now in the UFC and the PFL.

He is currently the 130th best welterweight in the world. A win here would definitely give his career a much needed boost.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's most recent odds strongly favor Raimond Magomedaliev in the upcoming competition. Should you choose Magomedaliev as your selection, consider adding him to a parlay alongside other contests within the event to potentially boost his potential winnings upon a triumph.


  • Mauricio Ruffy: +181

  • Raimond Magomedaliev: -231

Ruffy has solid wins on his resume, but nothing in comparison to Magomedaliev’s, which is more appealing with who he has defeated. This could be close, but look for Magomedaliev to win potentially by knockout.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Raimond Magomedaliev to Win at -231