Octagon Cynosure with ‘Askar Askarov’: UFC Fight Night 159 betting predictions & UFC tips


Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:49 AM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 6:49 AM UTC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) takes the crew from Canada to Mexico this week; Elevation will be high, much like the Mexican fans when they cheer on their favourite home-town heroes.

<div><p style="text-align:center"><em><strong>UFC Mexico, also known as UFC Fight Night 159 or UFC on ESPN+17 will play host to 12 fights with ‘Rodriguez vs Stephens’ in the main event. </strong> </em></p><h2 align="center"><strong><u>Askar Askarov</u></strong></h2><p>A flyweight division battle was added to the UFC Mexico fight night card earlier this year.</p><p>Askar Askarov (10-0-0) will be making his debut UFC appearance in this fight and has been dominating the Russian regional scene for the past 7 years. The native Russian has long awaited his UFC debut and relinquished his Absolute Championship Berkut Flyweight Title to join the ultimate fighting championship.</p><p>Absolute Championship Berkut has been the home for Askar’s mixed martial arts career. Remaining undefeated in ACB isn’t something easy to accomplish; especially when your home country is dominating competitions in all combat sports.</p><p>In 2018, Askar was called up for the Asian Games to compete for the Russian national wrestling team, which is unusually difficult if you’re a mixed martial artist from Dagestan. He went on to place 1<sup>st</sup> and walk away with a gold medal.</p><p>Askar Askarov has only 10 professional fights to his name but possesses the elite style wrestling of many Russian counterparts. His path to the UFC hasn’t been an easy one. It would be fatal to your bankroll to assume that Askar Isn’t ready for a UFC calibre opponent. They could place him in the top #10 right now and you wouldn’t notice that Askar is a debuting fighter.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2 align="center"><strong><u>Fight Talk</u></strong></h2><p>Askar Askarov was my first choice for ‘Octagon Cynosure’ because finding information on this talented prospect is damn near impossible. This article will shine a spotlight on one fighter each week from every UFC event and kicking it off will be a future Flyweight champion or at the least; contender.</p><p>Askar has dominated the majority of his matchups and with a highlight-reel performance in near enough every fight, it’s hard not to love this kids’ chances in the UFC. With a wrestling game half, the roster would dream for, I can guarantee unless stated; you’d have no idea that Askar is making his UFC debut when you watch his skill set unfold this weekend in Mexico.</p><p>You will struggle to find more than a handful of UFC fighters who have a submission victory via ‘twister’ on their record, Askar can fill that void for you. Elite ground control puts Askar in position to finish near enough all of his opponents by submission, and those who didn’t ‘tap out’ fell victim to his powerful striking attack. The leg force involved to trap your opponents the way that Askar does is very Khabib-esque, and good luck scrambling with him… every movement and transition made by Askar is of the highest calibre; almost impossible to find a fault with his ground game.</p><p>Another effort involved was attempting to figure out how good Askar’s striking offence is. So many of his fights have been dominated through grappling we only have a small amount of footage to work with. From what I can see, Askar has serious power and will cower away from no man. His striking defence seemed to have a lot to desire but like I previously stated, we’re working with minimal striking footage for this UFC insight.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/pj1s0E9aAks\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2 align="center"><strong><u>The Outcome</u></strong></h2><p>Brandon Moreno is a tough outing for any UFC Flyweight and should not be underestimated at all. He poses a serious threat on the ground for Askar with his Brazilian Ju-Jitsu offence but unfortunately for Brandon, Askar won’t be easy to catch in a trap.</p><p>Askar will dominate any grappling exchange in my opinion. I expect nothing but submission offence from Brandon in this one and desperation might cause him to make a crucial mistake.</p><p>Askar Askarov is one of the brightest Flyweight prospects we’ve had the pleasure of viewing, Askar will look like a veteran in his UFC debut and this fight has the potential for fight of the night candidate. My UFC Fight Night 159 prediction for this one will be; Askar Askarov by dominance.</p><p align="center"><em>UFC Fight Night 159 Mexico takes place on Saturday 21<sup>st</sup> September live from Mexico City Arena in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico.</em></p><p align="center"><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="UFC Betting Odds"><em><strong>UFC Fight Night 159 Prediction: Askar Askarov @ [1.62] [-162] with Coral </strong></em></a></p><div align="center"> </div></div>
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