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UFC 293 Betting Preview: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones

September 9, 2023

The opening bout for the preliminary card in UFC 293 showcases a great betting opportunity. This is a lightweight showdown between Nasrat Haqparast and Landon Quinones, as they look to set the tone for the rest of the card.

  • Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

  • Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET (PPV)

  • Prelims: 8:00 PM ET (ESPN/ESPN+)

  • Early Prelims: 6:30 PM ET (ESPN+)

Nasrat Haqparast Betting Preview

Haqparast has gone 1-2 in his last three fights. His most recent battle allowed him to break a two-fight skid, which was a unanimous decision against John Makdessi back at UFC Fight Night 209 in September of last year.

Out of 14 wins, he has composed nine knockouts and five decisions. He has also earned six first round finishes and three of his five losses have come by decision.

He demonstrates an impressive 44 percent accuracy rate and achieves takedowns successfully 30 percent of the time. On the offensive front, he averages 5.06 significant strikes landed per minute while absorbing 4.72, maintaining a slight advantage.

Defensively, he stands out with a 66 percent success rate in defending against significant strikes and an impressive 79 percent record in stopping takedown attempts. Moreover, he initiates 0.36 takedown attempts for every 15 minutes of fighting.

Landon Quinones Betting Preview

Quinones hopes to extend his five-fight win streak as he makes his debut for the UFC. His most recent success was a second round TKO over Yemi Oduwole back at Titan FC 80 in November of last year.

He has seven victories on his resume, which are compiled with five knockouts, one submission, and one decision. Three of his seven wins have been first round finishes and his only defeat has been a decision.

“The Lone Wolf” has some solid performances on his resume that would point to a competitive battle here. He has a draw in Bellator, but has amassed a 7-1 record under Titan Fighting Championship.

He is currently ranked as the 85th best professional lightweight fighter in the United States. This would be a great opportunity against a solid UFC fighter to increase his rank and make a good first impression in the UFC.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie’s latest odds are showing that Nasrat Haqparast is a heavy favorite to win this fight. Adding Haqparast to a parlay in addition with other battles on the night could be worthwhile to give his odds a boost.

  • Landon Quinones: +370

  • Nasrat Haqparast: -470

The bottom line for this one is that Quinones is facing an opponent with solid UFC experience. Even though Haqparast has gone 6-4 under the banner, he still has earned quality wins against better fighters than what Quinones has faced.

Final Pick: Take Nasrat Haqparast to Win at -470