UFC Fight Night 102 - Derrick Lewis vs Shamil Abdurakhimov Picks & Predictions
These upcoming UFC Fight Night on December 9th 2016 will gif us something interesting to see. The fight is scheduled to have Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis against Shamil Abdurakhimov. The two-heavyweight fighter will enter the bout at Times Union Center, Albany, New York. Derrick Lewis is looking to make up his momentum when he decided to fight Shamil Abdurakhimov. As we know that Lewis's record at 16-4, 1 NC, 7-2 UFC and he has won four fights in a row, with his most recent victory from Roy Nelson in July. It is quite frightening that six of his seven UFC wins are obtained by KO/TKO. Meanwhile, Abdurakhimov with his score at 17-3, 2-1 UFC became a winner by split decision over Walt Harris in this early November in Portland.
If we see from Abdurakhimov (17-3) who has won two straight and five of his last six fights, he has almost the same statistics with his opponent wannabe, the Black Beast. It is safe to conclude that Abdurakhimov has similar abilities with Lewis. The 35-year-old Dagestan native fighter has only one loss recorded in the UFC, that is during his fight with Timothy Johnson in April 2015. But seeing how he got his most recent two consecutive victories, which were all by decision, could bring us to a conclusion that he is lacking in finishing moves. Even though he got more victories than Lewis (17 - 16), but we can see that 6 of them or about 35% are made by decisions. This is quite the opposite with Derrick "the Black Beast" Lewis, who has got 14 KO/TKO wins over his 16 victories.
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If you want a safe bet, it is better to put yours into the one with most KO / TKO victories. Not to discriminate the other, but being able to win with such obvious decision will ensure more chance to victory. Winning by decision is not a bad one either, especially if it is over a stronger opponent. A fighter ought to have a good hit and run strategy so that he could prevent his opponent to gain points while adding his own. Either way, this match should be in the favor of the fighter with more proficiency in their skills. But we can never know for sure how the match will go, but most people consider to pick up the one with the most KO records. Make sure to analyze thoroughly before putting the bet so that you will win this time for sure.