Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 67 (Nurmagomedov Remains Perfect)

Devon Platana
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos betting preview for UFC Vegas 67, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos betting preview for UFC Vegas 67, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
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Nurmagomedov vs Barcelos Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 67 — Main Card Bantamweight Bout
Umar Nurmagomedov (15-0-0, 1 KO, 7 Submissions) vs. Raoni Barcelos (17-3-0, 8 KOs, 2 Submissions)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Enterprise, NV
Coverage: ESPN+

Nurmagomedov vs Barcelos Odds & Betting Info

All UFC Vegas 67 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Umar Nurmagomedov: (-620)
- Raoni Barcelos: (+400)

Method of Victory:
- Nurmagomedov by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Nurmagomedov by Points: (TBD)
- Nurmagomedov by Submission: (TBD)
- Barcelos by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Barcelos by Points: (TBD)
- Barcelos by Submission: (TBD)

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Nurmagomedov vs Barcelos Prediction

A former GF Bantamweight Champion, Umar Nurmagomedov continued his perfect ways in the UFC, improving to 3-0 in the company after a unanimous decision win over Nate Maness back in June. Meanwhile, Raoni Barcelos has some momentum on his side after rebounding from back-to-back losses by defeating Trevin Jones by unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 61.

While Barcelos' last win was solid, Jones isn't close to being as challenging of an opponent as Nurmagomedov. The dominant 26-year-old averages 5.02 takes down and 1.1 submissions per 15 minutes and while Barcelos has a 93% takedown defense rating, he'll still be under pressure all night long.

On top of that, Nurmagomedov also lands 70% of his strikes while only needing to absorb 0.37 significant strikes per minute. With Barcelos getting hit with more than 13 times more significant strikes per minute (4.94), I'm confident that Nurmagomedov's first MMA loss will have to wait for at least one more fight.

Nurmagomedov vs Barcelos Best Bets

Unfortunately the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Nurmagomedov outright win at -620 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC Vegas 67 for more playable options.


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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