MMA Preview – Don’Tale Mayes vs Hamdy Abdelwahab at UFC 277
DON’TALE MAYES VS HAMDY ABDELWAHAB FACTS
When is UFC 277? Sunday 30th July, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 277? American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC 277? Click here to buy tickets for UFC 277
What channel is UFC 277 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC 277? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
DON’TALE MAYES VS HAMDY ABDELWAHAB LOWDOWN
Don’Tale Mayes (9-4) was preparing for Justin Tafa who had to pull out, but fortunately he is still on the Dallas card. The start to his UFC career could not have gone much worse getting submitted by Ciryl Gane (2019) on debut and then Rodrigo Nascimento (2020) seven months later. He has only fought twice since, but importantly for his future, they were both wins. He outpointed Roque Martinez in November 2020 and then a year later TKO’d Josh Parisian with the help of his cup.
Tafa’s loss is Hamdy Abdelwahab’s (5-0) gain. The Egyptian makes his debut just five fights into his MMA career. Many believe he is ready for the big leagues as a former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler. He made his pro debut in 2021 and has dusted off all of his opponents relying more on his concrete hands rather than his wrestling.
DON’TALE MAYES VS HAMDY ABDELWAHAB PREDICTION
Abdelwahab also has a couple Bare Knuckle Boxing knockouts and it is safe to say he will unleash his hands again at some point here. It would be nice to see his wrestling and it would be smart considering Mayes is a striker by trade.
If Abdelwahab decides to wrestle, Mayes could be going for a ride, but if he decides to stand and bang, someone is likely to go to sleep and that is more likely to be Abdelwahab with his lack of defence.
Mayes is the favourite considering his experience and the Egyptian’s preferred strategies. We are backing the American as well, but we would not be surprised if Abdelwahab causes the upset.
Prediction: Mayes via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Abdelwahab to win