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UFC on ESPN: Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov Betting Guide, Odds & Picks (6/25)

by June 25, 2022

One week removed from an electric night of fights at UFC Austin, the UFC returns with another night of free fights (on the ESPN family of networks), back at home in Las Vegas in the UFC Apex. While last week’s card will be hard to live up to, both the prelim and main card of this one feature some of the roster’s most exciting names.

Let’s take a closer look at the co-main and main events and two of my favorite plays of the evening.

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Neil Magny (26-9-0) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (15-0-0)

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook 

The veteran will take on a newcomer in this one, as Neil Magny takes on the latest killer out of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Rakhmonov, who has yet to lose a professional fight. As far as Magny is concerned, the fan-favorite is getting no favors with this matchup, as he’s been with the company for 10 years and has lost just twice since 2017.

As for Rakhmonov, the Master of Sambo will be making his highest-profile octagon walk with this fight, and if his fight history is any indication, he won’t be in there for long. In his 15 pro fights, Rakhmonov has yet to go the distance with all but one over before the second bell.

He’ll also step into the octagon with a sizeable edge in striking accuracy (71.8% vs. 58%), as well as grappling with 1.88 submissions per 15 minutes (vs. 0.3). While I doubt the veteran Magny gets caught early, I do like for Rakhmonov to catch him before it’s all said and done.

Pick: Shavkat Rakhmonov to win by KO/TKO in Rounds 2 or 3 +450

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