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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Joey Pyfer vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

October 7, 2023

The upcoming UFC Fight Night guarantees an electrifying main card, teeming with alluring betting opportunities. In the co-main event, welterweights Joey Pyfer and Abdul Razak Alhassan will be displaying their skills, creating an exciting betting prospect for fans.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, October 07, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

Joey Pyfer Betting Preview

Pyfer has won his last four battles and is aiming to impress with a fifth straight in this event. His recent success was a first round TKO over Gerald Meerschaert back at UFC 287 in April earlier this year.

Boasting a remarkable 11 career victories, he showcases an impressive record with eight knockout wins, two submissions, and one decision. What sets him apart is that six of these victories came in the opening round, although he did suffer one knockout loss and one submission defeat.

Within the UFC, "Bodybagz" is renowned for his precision, with a striking accuracy of 47 percent, and his takedown skills are spot-on, boasting a 100 percent success rate on two attempts. In terms of significant strikes, he lands an average of 3.63 per minute while absorbing 2.64, creating a noticeable gap between these stats.

When it comes to defending against significant strikes, he successfully blocks 55 percent of the strikes directed at him and maintains a solid 50 percent success rate against takedowns. Impressively, he consistently averages 1.65 takedowns and 0.83 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Abdul Razak Alhassan Betting Preview

Alhassan recently defeated Claudio Ribeiro by a second round knockout at UFC Fight Night 217 in January earlier this year. This put him back on track after a split decision loss to Joaquin Buckley in the fight prior.

His fighting resume shows that all 12 of his victories have come by knockout. In addition, all but one of those knockouts have finished in the first round. Also, four out of the five defeats he has have come by decision.

"Judo Thunder" showcases exceptional precision in striking with a striking accuracy of 49 percent and exhibits a 38 percent success rate in his takedown attempts. On average, he delivers 3.54 significant strikes per minute while only absorbing 4.02, revealing a slightly negative striking style.

In terms of defense, he excels against significant strikes, boasting a 55 percent success rate, and he defends against takedowns with a 53 percent success rate. Moreover, he has executed 0.97 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Based on the most recent BetOnline odds, Joey Pyfer emerges as the top contender for triumph in this match. To boost your chances of winning big, consider incorporating Pyfer into a multi-fight parlay for the night.

  • Abdul Razak Alhassan: +327

  • Joey Pyfer: -476

Alhassan has gone 6-5 in the UFC, while Pyfer is 2-0. The UFC is moving Pyfer right into the co-main event spot, which shows they have some serious confidence in this kid. He has exciting one punch KO power, and now, standing in front of him is a fighter that is known to gas out and has been stunned in several of his most recent fights. Alhassan is 38 years old and Pyfer is 11 years younger, at the age of 27.  We think Pyfer wins this fight easily however we are not keen on playing him at -476. 

Therefore, we suggest you grab him on the prop of winning by KO/TKO or DQ at BetOnline for -145

Spooky Express Pick: Take Joe Pyfer to Win by KO/TKO or DQ at -145