Lewis vs Oleinik is the headliner of the UFC Fight Night 174, but that’s not the only exciting matchup of the evening. Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman bout is also worth your attention as this is a clash between two UFC veterans, each with an impressive professional MMA record.
- When: August 8, 2020
- Where: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
- How to Watch: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN
Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman Odds
|Omari Akhmedov||Chris Weidman|
|Over 2.5 Rounds||Under 2.5 Rounds|
Oddsmakers Predict an Exciting Fight
Most MMA bookmakers, including MyBookie.ag and BetOnline.ag, have given equal odds on both fighters, suggesting that we’re going to witness an exciting fight this weekend.
The two Middleweight fighters have been competing under the flag of the UFC for years. Weidman made his promotion debut in 2011, and it took him only two years to carve his name in the UFC history. In 2013, he became the first man to beat Anderson Silva. Actually, he did it two times in a row!
The win over Silva brought him the UFC Middleweight Championship, which he had in his possession until December 2015. That’s when troubles started for him. Since 2015, Weidman won only one UFC fight.
Obviously, he’s super-hungry for success, hoping that a win over Akhmedov could lead him back to his former glory. Unfortunately for All-American, Wolverine has been brilliant in the UFC.
Akhmedov vs Weidman Head-To-Head Stats
|Omari Akhmedov||vs.||Chris Weidman|
|185 lb||Weight||185 lb|
|73 in||Reach||78 in|
Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman Prediction
It’s fair to say that Chris Weidman is a legend of the sport. However, it’s also fair to say that he’s passed his prime. Omari Akhmedov, on the other hand, is a rising UFC star who’s without a loss since 2016.
His undefeated streak might come to an end this weekend as Weidman seems super-motivated to win this. He seems to be in a fantastic shape physically, despite being a few years older than his opponent. According to Weidman himself, he’s faster and more endurable than the Dagestani fighter.
“To be honest, I think I’m better everywhere, he gets tired and swings heavy”
We have to agree with Weidman, but also have to point out that each of Akhmedov’s three UFC bouts went the distance. The same should be the case in this fight, with the judges being the ones to declare the fight winner.
So, who’s going to be declared the winner? It’s difficult to say, but Chris Weidman does look ready to end his losing streak.
Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman picks:
- Chris Weidman to win (-115)
- Over 2.5 Rounds (-135)