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UFC 294 Betting Preview: Bruno Silva vs. Sharabutdin Magomedov

October 21, 2023

UFC 294 features a multitude of thrilling matchups that require your attention this Saturday, October 21, in the United Arab Emirates. Be sure to watch the opening bout of the preliminary fights, a middleweight showdown between Bruno Silva and Sharabutdin Magomedov, which promises an exciting betting opportunity in the near future.

  • Location: Etihad Arena, Yas Island/Yas West United Arab Emirates

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Main Card: 2:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 10:00 AM ET (ESPN+)

Bruno Silva Betting Preview

Silva has lost three out of his last four battles and needs to get back on track soon. His most recent fight was a first round rear naked choke submission defeat against Brendan Allen at UFC on ABC 5 in June earlier this year.

He showcases an exciting resume of 23 victories, with 20 of them coming by knockout and three by decision. 14 if those wins have resulted in first round finishes. In seven of his nine defeats, they have come by submission.

“Blindado” has good striking abilities with a 48 percent accuracy rate. On the flip side, his takedown success rate is a mere 18 percent, nearly negligible. In terms of significant strikes, he maintains a slightly negative output, delivering 4.45 significant strikes per minute while only taking 4.71 in return.

His defense against significant strikes stands at 49 percent, and he exhibits modest defense against takedowns at 73 percent. Additionally, he attempts 0.56 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.

Sharabutdin Magomedov Betting Preview

Magomedov is currently undefeated through his 11 professional bouts. His recent fight only lasted eight seconds, which was a first round knockout over Kushal Vyas back at Thailand Fighting Championship 10 in December of last year.

Out of his 11 wins so far, 10 of them have been by knockout and one by decision. Furthermore, seven of his knockouts have resulted in first round finishes.

“Bullet” has been all over the place in the MMA realm, but has landed some quality battles on various promotions. He has gone 3-0 in both AMC Fight Nights Global and Chin Woo Men MMA Professional League.

According to world rankings, Magomedov is currently ranked as the 94th best middleweight fighter. This will be a big test for him to see if he is ready for the UFC.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Based on the odds provided by MyBookie, Sharabutdin Magomedov is considered a leading candidate for success in this match.

  • Bruno Silva: +222

  • Sharabutdin Magomedov: -222

Magomedov seems like the slightly more favorable choice to secure a victory in this match based on his recent accomplishments. Those placing bets could consider adding Magomedov to a parlay bet alongside other scheduled fights for the evening, thereby increasing the potential payout in case of his win.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Sharabutdin Magomedov to Win at -222