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UFC 295 Betting Preview: Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev

November 11, 2023

Nazim Sadykhov (9-1-0) and Viacheslav Borshchev (7-3-0) will show off their skills in a lightweight contest in the prelims for UFC 295 in New York. Sadykhov is a slight moneyline favorite at -130, making this an appealing matchup.

  • Location: Madison Square Garden in New York

  • Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 8:00 PM ET (ESPNEWS)

  • Early Prelims: 6:00 PM ET (UFC Fight Night)

Nazim Sadykhov Betting Preview

Sadykhov has successfully won his last nine battles after losing his first career fight. His last successful bout was a second round rear-naked choke submission over Terrance McKinney back at UFC on ESPN 49 in July earlier this year.

He has put together nine wins through six knockouts, two submissions, and one decision. Three of these wins have been first round finishes and his only defeat has come by submission in 2018.

“Black Wolf” has struck with an accuracy at 53 percent and has successfully landed all of his takedown attempts. His significant strike ratio is appealing, as he delivers 4.35 and absorbs 3.72 significant strikes a minute, offering a little breathing room.

He defends against significant strikes at 57 percent, but does even better against takedowns at 75 percent. He also averages 0.52 takedowns and 0.52 submissions per 15 minutes of fighting activity.

Viacheslav Borshchev Betting Preview

Borshchev has gone 1-2 in his last three fights, but was successful in his last encounter to break his two-fight losing streak. His recent win was a second round TKO over Maheshate Hayisaer at UFC Fight Night 223 in May of this year.

He has put together seven wins consisting of six knockouts and a decision. He has three of these knockouts ending in the first round and all three of his defeats coming by decision.

"Slava” has been aggressive with his striking, landing 58 percent of his strikes. He does not have any takedowns yet with the UFC. His significant strike ratio is slightly better than what Sadykhov has, as he delivers 4.63 and takes on 3.44.

His defenses are a bit lacking, as he defends against significant strikes at 57 percent and against takedowns at 35 percent. He does not typically fight on the ground, as he has yet to average anything in the UFC.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is offering the most recent odds for this matchup, indicating Nazim Sadykhov is a slight favorite to win.

  • Viacheslav Borshchev: +110

  • Nazim Sadykhov: -130

This battle could go either way, but the stats are slightly favoring Sadykhov here. Both fighters will likely drag this out, but Sadykhov should have a better performance to claim the win by decision.

Spooky Express Pick: Nazim Sadykhov to Win at -130