The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC Fight Night 217. Top fighters are already competing in their respective divisions and one such interesting battle is all set to take place between Nassourdine Imavov and Sean Strickland. This will be the main event as both fighters exchange fists in a Light Heavyweight Division battle. The UFC odds and predictions are updated online for this exciting fight. Based on the latest trends, Sean Strickland is predicted to win this fight.
UFC Fight Night 217: Nassourdine Imavov vs Sean Strickland Betting Information
Nassourdine Imavov is coming into this fight with a 12-3-0 record. Imavov is an excellent fighter and he was supposed to face off against Kelvin Gastelum. However, Gastelum pulled out due to an injury and Strickland stepped inside. Imavov has a two-inch height advantage but has a one-inch disadvantage in terms of reach. The talented fighter is averaging 4.08 significant strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 54 percent. When it comes to absorbing, Imavov is taking in 2.43 per minute with a striking defense of 62 percent.
Sean Strickland is coming off a loss in his last battle and is looking forward to rebounding against Imavov. Strickland is holding a 25-5-0 record and is one of the top fighters under the UFC banner. Strickland has a one-inch advantage in reach and is averaging 5.59 significant strikes per minute. Strickland also has a takedown average of 1.09 with a takedown accuracy of 62 percent. When it comes to absorbing, Strickland is closing in at 4.18 with a striking defense of 64 percent. Strickland is a tough fighter and he has the numbers on his side.
Nassourdine Imavov vs Sean Strickland Betting Numbers
|Height||6′ 1″||6′ 3″|
|Weight||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Win by KO/TKO||42%||40%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.08||5.59|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||2.43||4.18|
Imavov vs Strickland Summary
The UFC betting picks are in favor of Sean Strickland to win this fight against Nassourdine Imavov. Strickland is a stronger opponent and he has a good chance to rebound from his last fight and defeat Imavov. When it comes to experience, Strickland has fought more than double and he has a great reputation. Take Strickland to win this fight against Imavov.