Picks & Analysis: Haqparast vs Mullarkey 12/9/2023

Picks & Analysis: Haqparast vs Mullarkey 12/9/2023

December 8, 2023

 

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The main event of UFC Vegas 83: Song Yadong vs. Chris Gutierrez features a lightweight bout between Jamie Mullarkey and Nasrat Haqparast. Haqparast enters this weekend’s battle fresh from back-to-back victories, while Mullarkey comes in fresh off a highly dubious decision victory over John Makdessi during his most recent bout.

 

This weekend marks the second-to-last event on the 2023 UFC fight schedule, featuring an exciting lightweight bout between Nasrat Haqparast and Jamie Mullarkey that could make an immediate impactful statement about who wins or loses in rankings.

 

In his most recent triumph, Nasrat Haqparast (14-5) faced off against former TUF participant Landon Quinones, with whom he engaged in a full fight after his initial opponent Sam Patterson was forced to withdraw. This next weekend at UFC Vegas 83, he will go up against Jamie Mullarkey with the goal of winning three consecutive bouts for the 2nd time during his UFC career.

 

 

Haqparast has been an engaging fighter to follow since he entered MMA. The German-Afghan has an outstanding ground game and striking capabilities; his submission game has also shown promise. Haqparast seems at home inside the cage, making the most out of his abilities within UFC competition.

 

Mullarkey may be going through an ups-and-downs period right now, but his vast experience gives him an edge. The Australian has been fighting since 2006 and knows how to grind out victories when necessary – most recently against John Makdessi when he won via 3 round unanimous decision where he landed 152 out of 359 strikes (71%) during this fight.

 

Mullarkey stands 5’10” and weighs in at 155 pounds, boasting an orthodox fighter’s reach of 72″. With an outstanding takedown defense rating of 78% and 4.46 strikes landed per minute with 47% accuracy on offense, this orthodox fighter can do considerable damage through combination punching and footwork techniques.

 

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Nasrat Haqparast vs Jamie Mullarkey Fight Information

 

  • Date: 12/09/2023
  • Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Location: UFC APEX.
  • How to Watch Haqparast vs Mullarkey: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: BT Sport.com

 

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