UFC Vegas 76 “Strickland Vs Magomedov” + Weekly MMA News

UFC on ABC 5 was a pretty messy card with many decision fights. We’ve seen a very controversial scorecard on the prelims in the fight between Jamal Emmers and Jack Jenkins. Despite Emmers landed way more clean shots, judges rewarded Jenkins with a split-decision win. The main event was a 5-round technical war where Ilia Topuria dominated dangerous Josh Emmett in a 145-pound scrap.

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The Fight of the Night award went into the hands of Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett. The Georgian dominated for five rounds, but Emmett survived until the end with a massive bruise under his eye. Dana White was impressed with this combat, and both Octagon warriors banked an extra 50k on their bills.

Maycee Barber scored a lovely second-round TKO win over Amanda Ribas. She pulled out one of the greatest upsets on the card. David Onama surprised shoot boxer Gabriel Santos with a nasty punch, which led to one of the most brutal knockout stoppages on the card.

UFC Vegas 76 Announcement

After a card in sunny Florida, the UFC travels back to the middle of the Mojave desert. UFC Vegas 76 will be headlined by the clash of two elite-level strikers – Sean Strickland and Abus Magomedov.

UFC Vegas 76 Strickland vs Magomedov

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Magomedov is a former PFL star who scored some impressive wins upon inking his UFC contract. He is known for tricky strikes, stunning one-punch knockout power, and superb durability. He’ll be looking for a first-round knockout victory over his opponent.

On the other hand, Sean Strickland is one of the most technical UFC fighters. He’s ok with five-round boxing wars. “Tarzan” is pretty much unpredictable. For example, Alex Pereira floored him early with a brutal left hook, and he later survived five rounds against the very dangerous Jared Cannonier. Strickland has to survive the first round if he wants to score a victory against a powerful German.

Prediction: Abus to win

The co-main event looks very tricky for betting. Very technical fighter, all-around fighter Damir Ismagulov squares off against another technical fighter Grant Dawson.

Ismagulov outworked Guram Kutateladze in a very close bout, then he suffered a decision loss to Arman Tsarukyan. He’ll be looking to get back into the winning column after this fight.

Grant Dawson’s powerful right hand is extremely dangerous in the first round. After a draw against Ricky Glenn, Dawson scored two back-to-back rear-naked choke wins over Jared Gordon and Mark Madsen.

Prediction: over 2.5 rounds

UFC Vegas 76 Announcement

Please take a look at the UFC full fight card below.

Main Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN/ESPN+, 7 PM ET, midnight UK time)

UFC Middleweight main event: Sean Strickland (26-5-0) vs. Abus Magomedov (25-4-1)

Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov (24-2-0) vs. Grant Dawson (19-1-1)

Welterweight: Max Griffin (19-9-0) vs. Michael Morales (14-0-0)

Flyweight: Ariane Lipski (15-8-0) vs. Melissa Gatto (8-1-2)

Lightweight: Benoit Saint-Denis (10-1-0) vs. Ismael Bonfim (19-3-0)

Middleweight: Nursulton Ruziboev (34-8-2) vs. Brunno Ferreira (10-0-0)

Preliminary Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN/ESPN+, 4 PM ET, 9 PM UK time)

Welterweight: Kevin Lee (19-7-0) vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov (21-2-0)

Featherweight: Yana Santos (14-7-0) vs. Karol Rosa (16-5-0)

Flyweight: Ivana Petrović (6-0-0) vs. Luana Carolina (8-4-0)

Featherweight: Joanderson Brito (14-3-1) vs. Westin Wilson (16-7-0)

Heavyweight: Alexandr Romanov (16-2-0) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (19-5-0)

Lightweight: Guram Kutateladze (12-3-0) vs. Elves Brener (14-3-0)

UFC Vegas 76 Predictions

You can see my full fight card predictions in the playlist below.

The last UFC card looked very solid on the piece of paper, but there weren’t many finishes. Maybe we will see a top-notch fight night on Saturday, you never know. Please sit next to your watching device on Saturday at 4 PM ET and enjoy Magomedov vs Strickland event!

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