Arena: AT&T Center.
San Antonio, the United States.
Another UFC tournament will be held in the United States on the night of March 26. The main card of the tournament will begin with a bout between Russian Albert Duraev and American Chidi Njokuani. The fight will take place in the middleweight category, with none of the fighters in the official UFC contenders rating.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Albert Duraev is a former ACA champion but hasn't convinced anyone in the UFC yet. As a basic fighter who has most of his wins in MMA by submission, he says he's capable of outboxing anyone in the standing, but his last two fights say otherwise nonetheless.
By the way, about his fight with Buckley. The American mercilessly beat Albert in the standing and did not allow the bout to go to the parterre.v Before Buckley, Duraev had a bout with Roman Kopylov (also a puncher). He had some takedowns but won unconvincingly due to a point taken off Roman for a hand grip on the net. Now Albert got the brightest representative of the punching style again, and that's very disturbing.
Chidi Njokuani is known for hitting people in the standing and the parterre. After two knockout victories in the UFC (straight ones in the first round, by the way), Chidi lost and also by knockout, but technically. Njokuani is highly motivated right now, he needs to improve after the loss, and that's not good news for Albert.
Expert Betting Tips
My opponent is tall, uncomfortable in some ways, but we worked hard enough to finish him off. There are a couple of moments where he's dangerous, but the danger coming from me is much more serious.
Albert Machete Duraev
Njokuani is much bigger and stronger physically than Duraev. The first point will allow him to keep his distance, to bomb from afar, and not let to move himself to the ground. The second point will allow fighting with confidence if it comes to it, but it probably won't. Albert will get close enough to grab his opponent's leg and be finished with a precision punch. The likelihood of that happening is high.