Light heavyweight prospect Azamat Murzakanov will stake his unbeaten record against UFC veteran Devin Clark in a fight that will test his true potential inside the octagon. The clash is part of the UFC on ESPN 41 fight card that will take place on Saturday night, August 13, at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. Fights will start at 7:00 PM ET. Standing at just 5-foot-10, Murzakanov packs a punch in the 205-pound class as eight of his 11 wins came by knockout. His last fight against Tafon Nchukwi ended with the Russian-born fighter winning via a flying knee strike in round three.
Clark, meanwhile, wants to follow up on his last win against William Knight to keep himself in contention for future bouts in the light heavyweight or heavyweight category. Online fight oddsmakers expect Murzakanov to step into the limelight and bring down Clark in their three-round encounter. But the American mixed martial arts veteran will not back down, as a victory will move him up the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
UFC on ESPN 41: Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov Betting Information
Devin Clark (13-6) returns to the light heavyweight division almost four months after his heavyweight debut against William Knight. Despite winning against Knight via technical knockout in the third round, Clark needed to win another fight to remain in the UFC. The American knows how to last the distance, as evidenced by his nine fights that ended via decision. He will have his hands full against the heavy-handed Murzakanov, who has won eight of his 11 bouts via stoppage. The Brown Bear needs to outwit and outlast the Russian-born fighter to stand a chance in the bout and possibly pull the rug against his formidable yet untested foe.
Heavy-handed Azamat Murzakanov (11-0) seeks to keep his unbeaten streak intact when he takes on Devin Clark. Despite his lack of height, Murzakanov compensates for this with his power. He can hurt you in many ways, whether he punches his way to his opponent’s chin or knocks someone out using his knee. In 11 fights, the Russian-born powerhouse has recorded eight stoppages, and both of his fights in the octagon were highlight reels. In his last bout against Tafon Nchukwi, Murzakanov landed a picture-perfect flying knee to his foe’s chin, who fell flat on the ground immediately after getting hit. His victory handed Murzakanov a USD50,000 bonus for one of the best performances of the UFC Fight Night 203. His striking will be in full showcase again as he tries to push his way into the light heavyweight rankings.
Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov Betting Numbers
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Win by KO/TKO||31%||73%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.08||2.69|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||2.54||3.42|
Clark vs. Murzakanov Summary
Murzakanov is heavily favored to win the match against Clark, online MMA betting sites suggest. The ability of the American to win in various weight classes is one of a kind, but the Russian’s striking power will defy this and emerge victorious by knockout. Clark will be lucky if he lasts the bout as Murzakanov will go for the stoppage as early as possible.
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