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UFC Fight Night prediction and best bet from handicapper LightningLockz for the Nate Maness vs Umar Nurmagomedov fight.

Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov Prediction: Can We Count on Umar to Make an Early Statement?

When: June 25

Time: 9:00 PM EDT

Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV

Where to Watch: ESPN & ESPN+

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Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov Prediction

This coming weekend the spirit of Khabib lives on as his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov makes his triumphant return to the octagon, taking on local human sacrifice Maness of Nate in a battle that should end as quickly as it begins. Apart from coming from what amounts to as the Kennedys or Rockefellers of MMA, Umar is looking to make a bombastic 3rd impression this rough go of it, already impressing the “masses” with his last two brutal finishing performances and doing it in style.

Maness is simply going to try and live to tell the tale when its all said and done on Saturday. There is the always lingering Buster Douglas scenario, were the lamb led to the slaughter actually slaughters the person they are trying to build up. I just don't see it happening however, as every aspect of Nate’s game Umar simply does better and with flying colors to boot. 

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Sure he might have the physical frame advantage, but in terms of kicking, punching power, and grappling, the pride of Dagestan has him beat. Perhaps Nate “Diaz” Manesse’s greatest asset in his arsenal is his heart. Many times he has been on the brink of death, only to rally behind from insane adversity and score devastating knockout comebacks to his adversaries. Umar doesn't suffer from that Rocky fuelled syndrome, however, electing to be perfect in every conceivable aspect of the mixed martial arts game and emerge from every fight unblemished and untouched. The way I see it, betting Umar's moneyline is highway robbery. I mean sure he covers the price tag with flying colors, but paying 10 to 1 on a lock is bankroll suicide in the event he stubs his toe and loses the bout on a technicality or something. 

Instead, elect to play the under as unless by some miraculous act of god transpires in the cage and Maness fulfills his only win condition, you the bettor will come out of it unscathed and up units. Realistically though barring some high-level variance play the under for the more probable scenario of the Nurmagomedov submitting Nate in the 1st or second round. Hell, he might even score a knockout from one of his patented head kicks. The possibilities are endless. Play the under 2.5 and watch your bank account thrive.

Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov Pick

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