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Muslim Salikhov vs. Randy Brown

February 3, 2024

The next UFC Fight Night 235 will offer many exciting battles, with a welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Muslim Salikhov one to check out. This event will be at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 PM ET for the main card. At the moment, Brown is the moderate favorite with a moneyline at -250.

Randy Brown Betting Preview

Brown returns to the octagon after a unanimous decision victory over Wellington Turman at UFC on ABC 5 in June of last year. This put him back on the winning side after a first round rear-naked choke submission defeat against Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 284.

He boasts a fight record with 17 victories, encompassing six knockouts, five submissions, and six decisions. Notably, three of these victories occurred in the opening round. Among his five losses, two were by knockout and two by submission.

His striking accuracy stands at 48 percent, complemented by a 39 percent success rate in takedowns. Per minute of action, he delivers 4.38 significant strikes while absorbing 3.33, providing a narrow margin of error.

On average, he secures 0.88 takedowns and 0.53 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. His defensive prowess includes a 54 percent success rate against significant strikes and a robust 74 percent against takedowns.

Muslim Salikhov Betting Preview

Salikhov has gone 2-2 over his last four fights and needs to find consistency soon. In his most recent battle, he was defeated by Nicolas Dalby by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 47 in June of last year.

Analyzing his combat history, he proudly claims 19 victories, including 13 knockouts, two submissions, and four decisions. Noteworthy is his accomplishment of 13 first-round finishes, while half of his four losses resulted from submissions.

Sporting a 51 percent striking accuracy and a 41 percent takedown accuracy, the "King of Kung Fu" exhibits a strong offensive game. Delivering 3.37 significant strikes per minute and accepting 2.91, the narrow gap between these averages becomes a crucial aspect in the upcoming match.

His statistical performance indicates an average of 1.31 takedowns per 15 minutes, with no submissions recorded yet. Displaying a resilient defense, he successfully defends significant strikes at a 62 percent rate and takedowns at an impressive 74 percent.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Bookmaker has the odds for this fight, showing that  Randy Brown is a moderate favorite (-250) to succeed. Bettors could consider adding Brown to a parlay with other battles on the night or choose a prop bet that would potentially pay out better than his current moneyline outright. Based on Brown’s abilities inside the octagon, he presents a great opportunity to win here.

Final Pick: Randy Brown -250