Making UFC Debuts
It’s odd for a co-main event to feature UFC debutantes, but there is plenty of hype surrounding Caio Borralho vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev.
UFC betting markets have framed a close three-round fight. Unbeaten Omargadzhiev is the current -135 favorite to get his hand raised.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and UFC odds for Borralho vs Omargadzhiev. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Borralho Passed Contender Test
Getting a UFC contract via the Contender Series isn’t easy, especially when you win via decision.
That’s how the first fight ended for Caio Borralho, who didn’t make much of an impression against Aaron Jeffery. However, he was given another chance in October and he took it with both hands.
Borralho left nothing to chance when stopping Jesse Murray in the first round with some ground-and-pound.
“I’ve already fought in this same cage twice and you guys saw two great victories,” Borralho told MMA Junkie. “It really motivates me to be here finally as a UFC fighter right now. So, of course, there’s nerves, but I embrace all of the nerves and it gets motivating for sure.”
The victory earned him a co-main event spot against Gadzhi Omargadzhiev, who will be his toughest test to date.
Borralho is 13-1, but the only loss came in a grappling organization, so we’re looking at him as if he’s unbeaten.
The Brazilian has the ability to win and the sportsbook is offering +105 for the slight underdog.
There is a strong Russian presence in the UFC and Omargadzhiev’s name could be added to that list.
The 13-0 fighter won his Contender Series fight with a first round kneebar, so he could be problematic for his opponent.
He also scored a win in 2019 when his opponent refused to fight midway through the first round, which shows how imposing he can be.
Betting online markets have him at -135, so there has been solid support and it could be justified.
Omargadzhiev is the taller fighter, and although he has a smaller reach, his grappling skills could give him the edge.
Borralho vs Omargadzhiev Head-to-Head
It’s the first meeting for Caio Borralho and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev.
Borralho vs Omargadzhiev Fight Information
- Matchup: Borralho (10-1) vs Omargadzhiev (13-0)
- Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 16th, 5:30 p.m. ET
- Borralho vs Omargadzhiev Live stream: UFC Fight Pass
Borralho vs Omargadzhiev Betting Lines
Borralho vs Omargadzhiev Prediction
It’s going to be a close fight, but it’s tough to beat againsti Omargadzhiev.
He is a high-quality fighter who could make a big impact in the middleweight division, so we’re in favor of the UFC odds.
We’re expecting it to be decided either late in the third round or via decision. Their power could be negated by their defense, so take Omargadzhiev to win outright.