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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 7/Week 2 Betting Preview: Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. George Hardwick

August 15, 2023

Do not miss out on the upcoming clash in Dana White's Contender Series, where Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady takes on George Hardwick in an intriguing lightweight bout. The closely-matched skills of these fighters present an exciting betting opportunity that's definitely worth your attention.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady Betting Preview

Al-Selwady is currently on a four-fight winning streak as he approaches this event. His most recent success was a unanimous decision against Mike Murphy back in February of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 14 wins that consists of eight knockouts, two submissions, and four decisions. Six of his 14 wins have resulted in a first round finish and all three of his losses have come by knockout.

“Pride of Palestine” has put up quality performances in various fighting leagues. He has gone 1-0 in Legacy Fighting Alliance, 5-2 in Brave Combat Federation, 5-1 in Desert Force MMA, and 3-0 in Fury Fighting Championship.

He has battled against quality competition throughout his career. However, this will be another quality test and must perform at the highest level to impress.

George Hardwick Betting Preview

Hardwick is currently on a eight-fight winning streak coming into this event. His most recent win was a first round knockout against Yann Liasse back in April of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 12 wins that consist of five knockouts, three submissions, and four decisions. Two of his 12 wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by decision.

He has battled under prominent fighting leagues over the years. His best performances have been 2-0 in Bellator and 6-1 in Cage Warriors Fighting Championships.

Hardwick is also currently ranked as the 147th best lightweight fighter in the world. This is a great opportunity to climb the rankings on another big stage and to earn a contract to extend his career.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that George Hardwick is a moderate favorite to win this showdown. If you are considering a wager on Hardwick, you could add him to a parlay with additional fights in the night to boost your potential earnings.

  • Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady: +265

  • George Hardwick: -340

  • *odds are subject to changes

Both fighters stack up well on paper, but have slight differences in their fighting styles. Hardwick seems like he can take this fight anywhere and still find a way to win.

Al-Selwady relies a lot on his striking, which could be key for him to win. Overall, this will be a competitive bout and Hardwick will potentially win by decision.

Final Pick: Take George Hardwick to Win at -149