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UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov- Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Michel Prazeres: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

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UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov- Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Michel Prazeres: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

UFC welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov and Michel Prazeres will meet in the middle at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov. Shavkat Rakhmonov is a fighter that fans have earmarked as being a dangerous prospect in the welterweight division. Not to mention, the card is full of such under-the-radar match-ups that promise to deliver to the MMA community in a big way.

The welterweight division is full of lethal heavy hitters who are looking to break into the top 15 to challenge for gold. The aforementioned scrap has potential to uncover a star as fans have circled this fight on their calendar. Both men have several finishes on their resume and we could be looking at a ‘Fight of the Night’ candidate.

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UFC Vegas 30: Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Michel Prazeres

‘Nomad’ Rakhmonov captured everyone’s attention on Fight Island in 2020 when he defeated Alex Oliveira in his debut. The slick guillotine choke submission win gave him immediate notoriety, and he was someone who has a varied skill set. The undefeated prospect will want to ramp up his activity rate in 2021 so he can ride the wave of his popularity.

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov- Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Michel Prazeres: Prelims Prediction and Analysis
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Shavkat Rakhmonov of Kazakhstan submits Alex Oliveira of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC 254 event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Shavkat Rakhmonov’s biggest asset in the fight is his height and reach advantage. He towers over his opponent who is a former lightweight and Rakhmonov’s range striking can cause a lot of problems. If he manages to mask his boxing with well-placed kicked, there will be many openings for Shavkat Rakhmonov to exploit.

Michel Prazeres: Overcoming the odds

Prazeres is a UFC veteran since 2013 and has faced notable names throughout his storied tenure. He’s gone head to head with fighters like Kevin Lee and Gilbert Burns and he’s confident that he can come out on top. Despite having two times the number of professional wins than Rakhmonov, he’s one of the biggest underdogs on the card.

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov- Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Michel Prazeres: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

He lost his last fight via UD to Ismail Naurdiev back in February 2019 and fans will be keen to see how he bounces back. Facing Rakhmonov after a two-year layoff won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. However, the ground tactician will be confident that he can secure his patented North-South choke and upset the odds.

Prediction: Shavkat Rakhmonov to claim a third-round TKO

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