MMA Preview – Jared Gooden vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov at UFC 260

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When is UFC 260? Sunday 28th March, 2021 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 260? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 260? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC 260 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 260? 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!


Jared Gooden (17-5) had a fair bit of hype behind him leading up to his debut winning 10 of his last 12 fights finishing eight of them (five knockouts and three submissions). However, he was paired up with Alan Jouban and although the veteran had not fought for over 19 months, he put on a great performance out striking Gooden to a unanimous decision.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov (15-3-1) is also coming off a debut loss and it was 28 months ago. He earnt the debut after his run in the Professional Fighters League welterweight tournament in 2018 where he got submitted by Pavel Kusch, earnt a unanimous decision over Jonatan Westin and fought to a draw with Bojan Velickovic. He went on to meet David Zawada for his debut and ended up getting submitted in the first round so is now without a win since August 2018.


This is decent matchmaking as both men have a lot of promise but need a UFC win. They are both very-well rounded and more than capable of a knockout or finish. Gooden will boast a five-inch reach advantage but Nurmagomedov has that Dagestani wrestling and Sambo base.

If Gooden can put that reach to use, he has the power to land the knockout, but we are backing Nurmagomedov’s wrestling to grind his way to a decision, but this could go either way.

Prediction: Nurmagomedov via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

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