UFC Fight Island 7: Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov Picks, Odds and Predictions

UFC Fight Island 7: Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov Picks, Odds and Predictions Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nassourdine Imavov vs. Phil Hawes

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST (Fight Island Abu Dhabi)

Phil Hawes -135 / Nassourdine Imavov +105 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Phil Hawes and Nassourdine Imavov are fighting at UFC Fight Island 7 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 on ESPN+.

In this middleweight (185lb) bout, we have Phil “Megatron” Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov. Hawes is entering this bout as a -135 favorite. He has a professional MMA record of 9-2-0. His current record in the UFC is 1-0-0, but he did have one win on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Hawes is fighting out of Little ferry, New Jersey. Hawes is on a five fight win streak and has won each fight in a spectacular fashion. Hawes is young and has proven he has the potential to be a serious threat to the middleweight division. Hawes has 7 wins by KO/TKO (78%), 2 submissions (22%), and 0 decisions (0%). 

Imavov is entering this fight as a +105 underdog. He is fighting out of France. His professional MMA record is 9-2-0. His current record in the UFC is 1-0-0. Imavov is currently on a six fight winning streak. Imavov has 3 wins via KO/TKO (33%), 4 submissions (44%), and 2 decisions (22%). 

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Hawes vs. Imavov is an incredibly interesting fight and it has the potential for fight for the night. Hawes recent performances have really drawn a lot of eyes to him. The performance Imavov had against Jordan Williams in his UFC debut was extremely impressive. Imavov is the more well-rounded fighter, but the power of Hawes is astonishing. Hawes has proven he has the power to KO just about anyone. As long as Hawes is able to maintain his distance, I predict Hawes to KO Imavov. 

Phil Hawes Wins by KO or DQ +150

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Payne’s Pick Phil Hawes Wins by KO or DQ +150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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