Before joining the UFC, Ikram Aliskerov battled Khamzat Chimaev once. This is what transpired in that match.

Ikram Aliskerov, a middleweight from Russia, is one of the DWCS’s (Dana White’s Contender Series) breakout stars for 2022. The athlete will face Phil Hawes on May 6 at UFC 288 to make his promotional debut.It’s interesting to note that the 30-year-old has previously experienced what it’s like to compete against a UFC top. At the Brave Combat Federation – Pride & Honour in 2019, Aliskerov had the regrettable pleasure of receiving one of Chimaev’s most brutal finishes when he was eliminated in the first round by the 28-year-old.

‘Borz’ easily outperformed the Russian at the contest. Early in the bout, Chimaev began headhunting, and after a few grappling encounters, the Swedish fighter of Chechen descent delivered a wonderfully timed uppercut that knocked Aliskerov to the ground.The 30-year-old had an otherwise spotless record; this was his lone defeat. The Dagestani has won five straight games since the defeat to “Borz.” He presently has a 13-1 record, with nine victories coming from finishes. (5 submissions, 4 KO/TKO)

It’s interesting to note that Aliskerov, in Chimaev’s opinion, is the most formidable foe he has ever encountered.

Sambo expert Ikram Aliskerov has a very high level of proficiency. Both the world and European fight Sambo championships awarded him gold medals. With a kimura submission victory over Mario Filipe de Sousa in the opening round of the DWCS 2022, the gifted athlete breezed through the competition.

Khamzat Chimaev has a remarkable record of 12 victories (6 in the UFC), and he is unbeaten in mixed martial arts. Chimaev has triumphed against Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland, and Li Jingliang since joining the UFC in 2020.

UFC 288: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Phil Hawes odds

On May 6 at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey, Ikram Aliskerov will compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the first time against Phil Hawes in the early prelims. Look at the expected odds for the occasion.

The Russian is a -250 favourite for the fight, while Hawes is a +210 underdog, according to Best Fight Odds. In other words, if Aliskerov wins the fight, those who bet $1,000 will receive a payout of $1,400. If the American raises his hand, the identical wager on Hawes will yield a higher payout of $3,100.

The main event of UFC 288 will be the championship bout between current champion Aljamain Sterling and former two-division champion Henry Cejudo at bantamweight.

Both competitors were given an equal chance to win the fight according to the DraftKings Sportsbook’s live odds, which were -110; however, the closing odds may vary considering that the bout is still more than three weeks away.

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