A long-awaited rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba will finally take place Saturday, with the first clash between the pair having ended via controversial means.
Cutelaba had an argument against the early stoppage that went against him in that maiden meeting, but there was also little doubting the damage Ankalaev had inflicted in a short space of time.
UFC 252 Odds Prediction: Magomed Ankalaev (-310) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+250)
Ankalaev (14-1) lost his UFC debut via submission but has since embarked on a tear of four straight wins and is part of an emerging wave of Dagestan-native fighters on the rise in the UFC. He’s a -310 (1.32) favorite with William Hill bonus ($10 on signup) to repeat the result against +250 (3.50) underdog Cutelaba, who has lost half of his eight UFC fights and suffered stoppages in three of those.
One can expect this fight to stay standing as two light heavyweight strikers with a history collide, with the holes in Cutelaba’s game just slightly more apparent than his opponent’s.
Prediction: Ankalaev via TKO/KO. See all UFC 252 betting picks.
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