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UFC 294 takes place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this weekend, and there’s a whole slate of great matchups on the card. One of these fights is the Alves vs Aliskerov bout. It’s time to see the Alves vs Aliskerov Prediction.
Due to yet another canceled matchup because of VISA issues with Nassourdine Imavov, UFC veteran Warlley Alves is stepping up on short notice to face the highly-touted Dagestani Ikram Aliskerov on Saturday.
Alves has been in the UFC since 2014 and has only competed once since 2021, but he will be ready to upset a crowd of UAE fans and beat their dominant prospect.
Let’s take a closer look at this middleweight matchup and arrive at the best Alves vs Aliskerov prediction possible.
Alves vs Aliskerov Prediction Odds
The Aliskerov betting lines have him coming into this week as the massive -625 betting favorite over the +450 Alves. Alves odds have him winning inside the distance at +600, and Aliskerov is -275 to do the same.
This Alves vs Aliskerov bout is actually sizeably favored to end inside the distance at -400, which is usually very rare for any division other than heavyweight.
You can cash out on +300 if you bet on this fight to last until the 15-minute limit. The over/under is set at 1.5 rounds as well.
|WARLLEY ALVES vs IKRAM ALISKEROV
|Location of the Game: Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
|Date and Time: October 21, 2023 – 2 PM ET main card start
|Reason: Middleweight Division Bout
|How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
Alves is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 14-6 with 4 TKO/KO wins and six submissions.
As a youth, Alves won three Brazilian kickboxing titles before turning his focus to MMA later on and getting his big break, when he competed in The Ultimate Fighter, where he later took home the title in the middleweight division.
Alves’ height is 5’11” with a 72” reach while fighting out of mainly the orthodox stance.
Inside the octagon, Alves averages 3.21 significant strikes landed per minute while absorbing an average of 4.09 significant strikes as well. He has a stingy 80% takedown defense and averages 1.37 takedowns per 15 minutes in the UFC octagon.
Aliskerov is a Russian combat sports athlete from the famous mountains of Dagestan, and he has a professional MMA record of 14-1 with 5 TKO/KO wins and five submissions.
He earned his UFC contract in 2022 by winning a fight on Dana White’s Contender Series by first-round submission, and then later went on to win his UFC debut over Phil Hawes via first-round KO.
Aliskerov, representing Russia, achieved significant success as a Combat Sambo athlete, securing at least seven gold medals in the Euro and World Championships throughout his career.
His only MMA loss was as a result of a first-round KO by UFC superstar Khamzat Chimaev. Aliskerov is 6’0” with a 76” reach, fighting out of the southpaw stance.
AI Betting Picks
|AI BETTING PICKS
|UNDER 1.5 Rounds (-165)
|Ikram Aliskerov (-625)
This was a pretty straightforward Alves vs Aliskerov prediction to make for this weekend at UFC 294.
Aliskerov is one of the most talented newcomers the UFC has ever had and has been competing at a world-class level for a long time now.
Although listed as a Southpaw, Aliskerov predominantly fights out of the orthodox stance, showcasing considerable power and maintaining an overwhelming pace..
On top of his dangerous striking skill set, Aliskerov also can wrestle at a very high level and always hunts down submissions.
The official Alves vs Aliskerov prediction of the exact outcome is a submission win for Aliskerov.