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Roman Dolidze vs. Nassourdine Imavov

February 3, 2024

The upcoming UFC Fight Night 235 will showcase many talented fighters, with the main event featuring a middleweight bout between eighth-ranked Roman Dolidze against 11th-ranked Nassourdine Imavov. This event takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 PM ET for the main card. Currently, Imavov is the favorite with a moneyline at -170.

Roman Dolidze Betting Preview

Dolidze is coming off a loss in his last fight, snapping his previous four-fight win streak dating back to 2021. His most recent defeat was a unanimous decision against Marvin Vettori back at UFC 286 in March of last year.

His fighting resume shows 12 wins that consist of seven knockouts, three submissions, and two decisions. In seven of these wins, he has ended the fight in the opening round. Out of two losses, they have both come by decision.

“The Caucasian” strikes with an accuracy at 44 percent and lands takedowns at 50 percent. He is landing 3.02 significant strikes each minute of action while taking on 3.01, offering no room for error here.

He is averaging 1.72 takedowns and 1.72 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. He also defends against significant strikes at 55 percent and poorly against takedowns at 33 percent.

Nassourdine Imavov Betting Preview

Imavov is coming off of a no contest result in his last fight, which was an accidental head clash against Chris Curtis back at UFC 289 in June of last year. Prior to that, he lost to Sean Strickland by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 217.

Looking at his fighting profile, he has put together 12 wins consisting of five knockouts, four submissions, and three decisions. He has accumulated seven first round finishes and three of his four losses have come by decision.

He has a striking accuracy at 53 percent and a takedown accuracy at 32 percent. He is landing 4.55 significant strikes per minute and taking on 3.76. This is a solid separation between the two averages and will be key in this fight.

He is averaging 1.09 takedowns and 1.72 submissions per 15 minutes of action. His defense is more appealing than Dolidze, as he defends against significant strikes at 59 percent and against takedowns 73 percent.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Bookmaker offers the best betting odds for this UFC showdown, with Nassourdine Imavov as a slight moneyline favorite to win at (-170). Both fighters have appealing resumes which will make a great fight.

Imavov will most likely do well in this fight since he typically lands more strikes than he delivers and can keep pressure on him. Looking at Dolidze, he also does not defend well against takedowns, where Imavov could look to exploit.

Final Pick: Nassourdine Imavov -170