Nazim Sadykhov vs Evan Elder Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Sadykhov Thrives Due to Striking Edge)

Nazim Sadykhov vs Evan Elder Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Sadykhov Thrives Due to Striking Edge)


Sadykhov vs Elder Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 69 — Preliminary Card Lightweight Bout
Nazim Sadykhov (7-1, 5 KOs) vs. Evan Elder (7-1, 4 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+

Sadykhov vs Elder Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 69 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Nazim Sadykhov: (-188)
- Marcin Prachnio: (+146)

Method of Victory:
- Sadykhov by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Sadykhov by Points: (TBD)
- Sadykhov by Submission: (TBD)
- Prachnio by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Prachnio by Points: (TBD)
- Prachnio by Submission: (TBD)

Sadykhov vs Elder Prediction

Nazim Sadykhov aims to pick up his eighth consecutive win when he steps into the octagon with Evan Elder. Sadykhov has finished six of the last seven opponents he's faced (five knockouts, one submission), most recently tallying a KO win over Ahmad Suhail Hasanzada on Dana White's Contender Series 2022.

Meanwhile, Elder is coming off this first loss of his MMA career. He went the distance with Preston Parsons at UFC Vegas 52 but ultimately lost by unanimous decision.

It's a small sample size, but I don't like what I've seen from Elder. He's only averaging 1.90 significant strikes per minute with 45% accuracy. For reference, Sadykhov averages 4.42 strikes on 59% accuracy. Furthermore, Sadykhov's strike defense (65%) is much superior to that of his opponent (33%).

Considering how Elder was also out-struck 75-27 in his UFC debut, he's an easy fade this weekend. Back Sadykhov to continue his impressive run.

Winner: Nazim Sadykhov

Sadykhov vs Elder Best Bet

Moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Sadykhov outright win at -188 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC Vegas 69 for more playable options.

Bet: Nazim Sadyhkov to Win (-188)

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