Akhmedov vs Tavares Analysis and Prediction

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Akhmedov vs Tavares Analysis and Prediction

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Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1) vs Brad Tavares (18-6)

Middleweight (185)

Omari Akhmedov

Despite improvements to his boxing, Akhmedov remains a heavily wrestling-centric fighter. God Damn is Akhmedov boring though. Even against a weathered Chris Weidman, Akhmedov never truly committed on the feet despite Weidman gassing early in the second round. Pot-shotting with hooks in favour of a jab, Akhmedov lacks the power to crack Tavares.

Brad Tavares

Tavares, despite his limitations, may prove to be Akhmedov’s kryptonite. An extremely strong TDD, Tavares will keep this affair standing. Although routinely failing to set a successful pace on the feet, Tavares somehow has enough quality to overcome Akhmedov’s pot-shotting hooks.

Predicted Result: Tavares Decision

I’m gonna say it, Akhmedov is a boring-ass fighter to watch. Even against a weathered Chris Weidman, Akhmedov never truly committed on the feet despite Weidman gassing early in the second round. Tavares, despite his limitations, may prove to be Akhmedov’s kryptonite. An extremely strong TDD, Tavares will keep this affair standing. Although routinely failing to set a successful pace on the feet, Tavares somehow has enough quality to overcome Akhmedov’s pot-shotting hooks.

Chris Weidman, of all people, broke Omari Akhmedov's win streak with a dull but assured decision | Akhmedov vs Tavares
Chris Weidman, of all people, broke Omari Akhmedov’s win streak with a dull but assured decision | Akhmedov vs Tavares

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