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Joaquin Buckley vs. Albert Duraev: Preview, Where to watch, and betting odds

Nnaemeka Ijioma
16 Jun 2022
18:55

Two former training partners, Joaquin Buckley and Albert Duraev, square off in Texas in a Middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night. Both fighters are relatively new to the UFC promotion even though they have distinguished MMA careers. New Mansa has fought 4 times in the promotion, while this bout will be Duraev’s second.

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Joaquin Buckley vs. Albert Duraev

Location: Moody Centre, Austin, Texas

Date: 19.06.2022, 02:00

Where to Watch: ESPN/ESPN+

New Mansa is a knockout specialist. He has won 10 out of his 14 victories via knockout. His sensational knockout of Impa Kasanganay in October 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, turned him into an internet sensation. Delivering a jumping spinning back kick after Kasangany had caught one of his kicks and knocking him out cold earned him performance of the night and a viral video that got the attention of Dana White and Kanye West, amongst others.

Buckley is on a two-fight winning streak and has a 4-2 record since going to the UFC. Previously, he fought in Bellator, Legacy Fighting Alliance, and Shamrock. He is a 27-year-old from Missouri, USA.

If I blink too hard, he’s going to shoot, if you understand what I’m saying. It doesn’t matter with Albert Duraev. As I said, there’s only one thing he’s going to try to do. When that’s not successful, I’m just going to be out there having a good time, throwing my hands and kicking my feet.

Joaquin Buckley

Tale of the Tape, Buckley

  • Age: 27
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Height: 5’ 8” (1.73m)
  • Reach: 76” (193cm)
  • Total fights: 18
  • Record: 14-4-0
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The 33-year-old Russian will be fighting for the second time in UFC after a unanimous win in his promotional debut last October. Known as Machete, Duraev has fought in several promotions in Russia like ACB and M-1 and is a grappler. While speaking to the press ahead of this fight, Duraev hinted that he would go toe-to-toe with Buckley, to the disbelief of the American. Duraev is on a current ten-fight winning streak.

He was good at what he was good at. A lot of those positions that he was put in it was all from training. He didn’t have to work for those positions, like that side-mount and mount, all that. He did good at what he was good at, which is holding people down.

Joaquin Buckley

Tale of the Tape, Duraev

  • Age: 33
  • Weight: 186 lbs
  • Height: 5’ 11” (1.80m)
  • Reach: 75” (191cm)
  • Total fights: 18
  • Record: 15-3-0

The oddsmakers have installed Albert Duraev as a moderate favorite to win at 1.405 odds. A win for Joaquin Buckey is priced at 2.805 odds.

Fight to go over 1.5 is priced at 1.57 odds.

Fight to go over 2.5 is priced at 2.11 odds.

W1 by KO, TKO or DQ is at 4.00 odds.

Odds are from 1Xbet, 22Bet, and Bet365. Check them for more options on the exciting fight.

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