Forecast for the fight Usman Nurmagomedov vs Luis Muro

One of the youngest representatives of the Nurmagomedov clan, Usman, after several years of performing in Russia, finally reached the second most important promotion in the United States. The Bellator organization has prepared another fight for our fighter in the shortest possible time, and this time he will have to meet with an athlete from Oklahoma – Luis Muro, within the framework of the 263 tournament, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The main question that the fans are facing is: will Usman be able to keep the "0" in the defeat column and move on? We will try to answer it in our forecast.

Usman Nurmagomedov vs Luis Muro

Usman Nurmagomedov

The athlete has an optimal set of skills – he was engaged in Muay thai for a long time, and then, under the strict guidance of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and Khabib, he learned freestyle wrestling and grappling. It is this versatility that allows Usman to go without defeats in his career until now. In 2017, Nurmagomedov won the World Championship held by the MMA Union in the junior category. The athlete has successfully performed in such organizations as the GFC, UAE Warriors, and now he is conquering the lightweight Bellator.


Despite the family traditions, Usman is primarily a drummer. He has an excellent technical reserve for kicks and punches, good protection from takedowns and a decent level of grappling. Throws, control and endurance – he copes with any tasks assigned to him.


It is difficult to find shortcomings in an athlete who has never lost, and even did not feel competition in his rivals. However, this is the main problem of Nurmagomedov-the lack of fights with tops, because it is there that all the gaps in the fighters ' technique are revealed.

The current form and readiness of the fighter

Usman is only 23 years old, his last performance took place in April of this year, and at this stage of his career, the athlete's record consists of 12 wins without defeats. Nurmagomedov's last 3 fights were held against the opposition of the third tier level – with several losses in a row: Geri Kvarnstorm, Svyatoslav Shabanov and Mike Hamil. All, except the last one, were defeated ahead of schedule. Considering that Usman goes through part of the camp in his homeland, and the second half of it in AKA, we expect an even more confident performance from him than last time.

Forecast for the fight Usman Nurmagomedov vs Luis Muro

Luis Muro

"Dragon" is an American fighter, with a record of 7-1 in amateurs and 12-6 in professionals. Louis started training immediately in the MMA hall, because he is savvy in all aspects of the fight. The biggest achievement in his career is the title of SCS League champion, which he won in 2016. Muro twice made a run in Bellator, and otherwise, he performed exclusively on local promotions, without encountering high-level opposition.


Luis is a hardy, points-based athlete who cannot be singled out as a professional for any specific reason. He fights well, while not having knockout power, and is trained in grappling, although there are not enough stars from the sky here.


As it often happens, in the role of an attacker, Muro can show good results, but when the rod is on him – the American's defense begins to crumble. He received the lion's share of defeats by knockouts and submissions, so there is no need to talk about any claim to the ambitions of the top here.

The current form and readiness of the fighter

Luis is 34 years old, he has not fought for almost 9 months, but managed to reach a series of 3 victories. But the opposition in those fights was questionable: one-armed Nick Newell, Ken Coulter with a 6-6 record, and Devin Powell with two wins in the last 6 fights. Before that, Muro himself lost three times (ahead of schedule), so taking into account all the variables, it is not worth expecting a decent performance from him against a strong opponent.

Comparative analysis

The anthropometry of the fighters is completely identical, but it will be Usman who will be heavier in the fight, since Muro shows a weight of even less than 70 kg at the weigh-ins. In terms of skills, it is even easier to compare them – the Russian is a fighter of a different caliber, with a honed striking technique, an abundance of unique chips, a good footwork and fighting at a very solid level.

The composition of the athletes ' teams speaks for itself, and the only thing in which Luis has an advantage is his position. He has nothing to lose, and therefore he can go all-in and win the most important victory in his career if he wants (in theory). In practice, Nurmagomedov is more experienced, he has victories over good opponents to his credit, and Muro is a gift from matchmakers for our compatriot, nothing more.

Usman Nurmagomedov vs Luis Muro Fight Prediction

From Usman Nurmagomedov, we should expect a dominant performance, in which he is most likely to win an early victory. He will be able to work from a comfortable distance, against an opponent of his size, without any problems. Luis misses quite a lot and is not famous for good defense, so there is nothing for him to do in a stand with a native of Thai boxing. And in the stalls, Usman will show him all the beauty of Dagestan wrestling. As mentioned above, there is only one chance for Muro – to do something crazy and go ahead from the very beginning, although with his speed and reaction, it can end in disaster. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Prediction: Usman Nurmagomedov

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