Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 283 (Almeida Hardly Breaks a Sweat)

Devon Platana
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida betting preview for UFC 283, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida betting preview for UFC 283, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Gregory Payan
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Abdurakhimov vs Almeida Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 283 — Early Preliminary Card Heavyweight Bout
Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-7-0, 9 KOs) vs. Jailton Almeida (17-2-0, 6 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
Fight Time: This fight will be on the early preliminary card, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: Jeunesse Arena — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coverage: UFC Fight Pass

Abdurakhimov vs Almeida Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 283 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Shamil Abdurakhimov: (+600)
- Jailton Almeida: (-1100)

Method of Victory:
- Abdurakhimov by Points: (+1800)
- Abdurakhimov by KO/TKO: (+1100)
- Abdurakhimov by Submission: (+2800)
- Almeida by Points: (+1100)
- Almeida by KO/TKO: (+200)
- Almeida by Submission: (-150)

Abdurakhimov vs Almeida Prediction

Jailton Almeida is the clear-cut favorite heading into this fight and for good reason. Shamil Abdurakhimov has looked terrible lately, suffering TKO losses in each of his last three fights. Meanwhile, Almeida has rattled off 12 consecutive victories.

Almeida has finished each of his first four UFC opponents, which doesn't bode well for the knockout-prone Abdurakhimov. Considering how Almeida has also ended six of his last seven fights in the first round, I expect him to make quick work of Abdurakhimov.

Abdurakhimov vs Almeida Best Bet

There's practically no value in taking Almeida on the moneyline, so I have my eyes on the method of victory market. Again, Abdurakhimov has been knocked out in each of his last three fights, failing to make it beyond the second round in all three.

Keeping that in mind, back Almeida to defeat Abdurakhimov by KO/TKO at +200. If you're looking for more value than that, I'd also be comfortable backing Almeida to win by first-round KO/TKO at +300.

Bet: Almeida by KO/TKO (+200)

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