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UFC 223 Betting Odds and Predictions

UFC 223 has turned into a whole mess. After Conor McGregor’s bus incident on Thursday and Max Holloway being deemed unfit to compete, the card looks completely different than it did 48 hours before the event.
So, I will give you a quicker, shorter than usual preview and predictions for the recently revised UFC 223 card.
The primary event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta, first. Iaquinta is a well-rounded fighter with defense in each facet of the game. On the other hand, the only real time we’ve seen him struggle in the last two years was a fast victory over a shop-worn Diego Sanchez. Nurmagomedov has the ideal grappling in MMA and though there are absolutely some holes in his remarkable game, it just doesn’t matter when”The Eagle” gets his hands on his opponent. Nurmagomedov will win however, do not doubt Iaquinta’s capacity to make this one demanding for the Russian.
The co-main event, which thankfully has not been affected, sees Joanna Jedrzejczyk look to recover her strawweight title vs Rose Namajunas. Jedrzejczyk was clearly not herself at the first fight, which may likely be attributed to her inability to crack Namajunas mentally before stepping foot into the Octagon. And though Jedrzejczyk is more focused this time round, Namajunas is a far more full mixed martial artist and I see”Thug Rose” squeaking out a tough win.
Calvin Kattar and Renato Moicano are similar fighters in the simple fact that they like to overwhelm opponents from the striking game. Kattar prefers to be the aggressor while Moicano likes to stay at range, working his jabs and leg kicks. I give the advantage to Moicano thanks for his motion and ability to stay calm against a competitive striker.
Zabit Magomedsharipov, among the greatest prospects at the featherweight division, has his opportunity to shine on the PPV when he takes on Kyle Bochniak. Magomedsharipov absolutely demolished his first two opponents from the UFC on his way to entry victories. Bochniak is a low-output striker who is more worried about defense than offense. But in all honesty, Bochniak is being fed to Magomedsharipov. This should not even be a contest.
A couple of high-octane combatants face off in the PPV curtain-jerker, as UFC stalwart Joe Lauzon takes on Chris Gruetzemacher. Lauzon has organic pop from his hands but poor striking defense and is at his best at scrambles when he can utilize his glossy submissions. Gruetzemacher hasn’t attempted a takedown in his UFC tenure; instead,”Gritz” targets persistent forward pressure in the game that was striking. Lauzon’s inclination to get hit is a significant issue but I expect his working skills to shine through.

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