Shavkat Rakhmonov (Kazakhstan) vs Carlston Harris (Guyana)
UFC APEX, Las Vegas. USA
Another UFC tournament will take place on February 6. In one of the main card fights, the undefeated fighter from Kazakhstan Shavkat Rakhmonov will meet the representative of Guyana Carlston Harris.
The bout will occur in the welterweight division—none of the fighters in the top-15 of the official UFC bantamweight rankings. Rakhmonov is the favourite with bookmakers.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Shavkat Rakhmonov: No losses, all ahead-of-time wins
We know Shavkat from the Russian and Kazakh leagues, where he came to the UFC from. He has no losses so far, and in the strongest league in the world, he has two fights and two wins, both early. He has all of his wins early.
His previous fight was against Michel Prazeres (26-3 record), and he choked him out in the second round. The fighters then began the first five minutes with a scouting session and exchanged punches in the standup. Prazeres then tried to pass to his feet, but Rakhmonov successfully blocked him and made the transfer himself. The Kazakhstani started the second round with a "spinning back" and took the centre of the octagon. In one of his attacks, he managed to shake the Brazilian. Rakhmonov moved him to the canvas again and performed a choke from behind, forcing his opponent to surrender.
Staying undefeated is hard because it's a huge psychological pressure and expectations are always very high. But I have learnt to put up with it. The most important thing is to stay focused and cool in your approach. The undefeated status is also a great motivation to train harder and keep that zero in the loss column.
Carlston Harris: An equally striking finisher
This guy is older than Shavkat, but lately, he's been on a roll, with five wins in a row, all early. The last two in the UFC, both in the first round.
In his last fight, he finished Impa Kasanganay (6-1 record), knocking him out in the exchange and mercilessly finishing him.
Expert Betting Tips
Yes, the fighters finish everyone, but somehow I don't believe they will rush at each other from the first seconds. Each of them understands the danger and has been preparing, so I think they will hear the gong for the first break. You can bet on Total Over 1.5 for 1.80.
But it will happen sooner or later anyway. The match definitely won't last until the end. So we suggest 2.30 for KO/TKO win by either of them, and that's very interesting odds.