Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Jacob Malkoun Predictions

April 14, 2021

Abdul Razak-Alhassan -300 vs Jacob Malkoun

Betting play: Alhassan ITD -130

Fight is at 185 lbs and is -245 to end inside the distance.

Betting play: Alhassan ITD -130

This breakdown will be short and sweet. In Abdul Razak Alhassan, we have a fighter that has three first round KO’s to his name in the UFC. He has since fallen on a two fight win streak, and I believe this UFC Vegas 24 fight is completely a get right spot for him.

Alhassan is the superior striker and is far more powerful. On the other side, we have only seen 18 seconds of Malkoun in the octagon and are yet to see him land a strike. He was easily pressured in his debut by Phil Hawes. He was then stunned by the first strike landed and face planted unconscious by the next two.

Malkoun’s level of competition on the regional scene was wholly unimpressive, and it clearly showed in his debut. I truly think we will have a repeat, and that he cannot withstand the power coming from true UFC caliber strikers.

Now, you might ask if Alhassan is a fighter we can trust as a large favorite. Given his last two performances, the answer is certainly no. What we do have is a fighter that truly has the power to earn KO’s against an inferior striker who seemingly lacks a chin.

We certainly are not laying the -300 on Alhassan flat, but the ITD line is a completely different story. That line sits at a comparatively tiny -130 and will be our avenue of attack.

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.