Nassourdine Imavov and Ikram Aliskerov will face off at UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, with the winner of this showdown potentially securing a major victory in their career. Both fighters are coming into this fight with impressive records; Nassourdine Imavov has won 14 out of 16 matches, while Ikram Aliskerov has won 12 out of 15 fights.
Despite facing similar opponents, both men bring significantly different skill sets to the octagon. Imavov is known for his powerful strikes and strong clinch game which allows him to control the pace of a fight and put on relentless pressure against his opponents. This advantage was seen when he defeated Gerald Meerschaert by unanimous decision despite being an underdog going into that match-up. On the other hand, Aliskerov’s most notable weapon is his kicks – particularly leg kicks – which enable him to keep distance between himself and his opponent throughout a bout while still inflicting damage due to their power and accuracy. His ability to land devastating leg kicks was displayed when he knocked out Jordan Williams back in April 2021 with one such kick that sent Williams crashing down unconscious onto the canvas just 72 seconds into the first round.
Given these differing skill sets possessed by each fighter, it is difficult to predict who will come away victorious from this match-up but there are certain factors that can help make an educated guess as to who may be more likely than not succeed: First off, Imavov’s experience competing at higher levels gives him an edge over Aliskerov who only recently entered the UFC scene in 2020 whereas Nassourdine has been fighting professionally since 2013; as such it could be argued that he is better prepared for this particular fight given all those additional years competing compared to his opponent’s comparatively short stint within MMA thus far Secondly, based on what we have seen so far from each fighter’s respective style they both have strengths – however one could argue that Nassourdine’s strength lies more in controlling a fight through striking or grappling rather than attacking from distance like Aliskerov does; as such should he manage close range combat then it would be easier for him control where exchanges take place which would play more towards favouring Nassourdines chances at success Finally there is also odds placed upon them ahead of this fight – currently bettors are giving Nasasournide (+100) slight edge over Akram (-120) suggesting greater confidence among betting circles about Nasasournides chances on winning overall
Taking all these factors into consideration I believe Nasasournide will win via Unanimous Decision after three rounds if allowed enough time and space inside Octagon thanks mainly due its superior experience advantage combined with well balanced skillset covering various ranges which makes him likely come closer taking home W here unlike adversaries whose main focus lies upon kicking range making harder maintain momentum during long drawn out battle .