Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Abubakar Nurmagomedov will take on Gadzhi Omargadzhiev in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Abubakar Nurmagomedov is coming in with a 16-3-1 record. Nurmagomedov will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Jared Gooden at UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou in March.

Omargadzhiev, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Caio Borralho on March 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad and holds a 13-1-0 record.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
33
Age
29
5′ 11″
Height
6′ 1″
170 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
72″
Reach
71″
16-3-1
Record
13-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Abubakar Nurmagomedov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 29-year-old, Gadzhi Omargadzhiev is an switch fighter with a 71″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov:
→ Nurmagomedov’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Nurmagomedov lands 3.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Nurmagomedov’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Nurmagomedov’s takedown average is 1.68 per 15 minutes.
→ Nurmagomedov’s takedown defense is 0%.

Nurmagomedov comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Omargadzhiev fires at 41% accuracy, landing about 1.21 significant strikes per minute. Abubakar Nurmagomedov also has a 33% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.68 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Omargadzhiev’s 1.64 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Gadzhi Omargadzhiev:
→ Omargadzhiev’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Omargadzhiev lands 1.21 significant strikes per minute.
→ Omargadzhiev’s takedown accuracy is 66%.
→ Omargadzhiev’s takedown average is 1.64 per 15 minutes.
→ Omargadzhiev’s takedown defense is 0%.

Gadzhi spent on average 9:08 minutes in the Octagon and Abubakar has an average fight time of 8:55 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Abubakar or Gadzhi? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

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