Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1-0) and Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar (20-3-0) battle it out in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 163 at the CSKA Arena in Moscow on Saturday night (local time) (Nov 9).
This fight was originally scheduled to take place at TD Garden in Boston three weeks ago, but the fight was pulled after the Russian withdrew due to a blood infection.
The 28 year-old Magomedsharipov is currently on a 13-fight winning streak, having beaten the veteran Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision in his most recent fight in March this year.
The 31 year-old Calvin Kattar is coming into this bout off back-to-back first round knock-outs of former UFC title challenger Ricardo Lamas (June 2019) and Chris Fishgold (October 2018). He has won 12 of his last 13 fights, with the one loss coming by unanimous decision against the Brazilian Renato Moicano in April last year.
Zabit Magomedsharipov v Calvin Kattar Betting Lines & Predictions
The dynamics of the fight have clearly changed now that Calvin Kattar, who is from Massachusetts, has lost home advantage and will instead be fighting on his opponent’s territory. That blood infection seems to have been kind of convenient for the Russian.
In terms of UFC betting predictions for this fight, Zabit Magomedsharipov has the more varied and unpredictable attacking style, but Kattar has the more powerful and precise striking. The Russian is also likely to try and utilise his superior grappling skills.
The Fight Result betting lines heavily favours Magomedsharipov, who is odds of -275 (1.36) with bet365, with the top betting line on Kattar set at +225 (3.25) with 888Sport. The UFC betting odds may be on the short side, but the strong betting tip here is for Magomedsharipov to win this fight.
UFC Fight Night Pick: Fight Result – Zabit Magomedsharipov to Win @ -275 (1.36) with bet365