UFC 280 Odds, Pick & Prediction for Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady: Bet This Decision Prop (Saturday, October 22)

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Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC. Pictured: UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad

  • Saturday's UFC 280 preliminary card concludes with Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady.
  • Brady brings an undefeated record to this clash of top-10 welterweights.
  • Below, Sean Zerillo has a prop bet for the underdog.

Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady Odds

Muhammad Odds
Brady Odds
2.5 (-280 / +220)
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
1:30 p.m. ET
Odds as of Friday and via DraftKings.

The UFC 280 preliminary card concludes with a can't-miss welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady.

Brady, who's undefeated overall and 4-0 in the UFC, is a small favorite over the battle-tested Muhammad, who hasn't lost in nearly four years while fighting one notable 170-pounder after another.

So which top-10 welterweight has the edge this weekend? I break it down below.

Tale of the Tape

Avg. Fight Time13:5613:03
Weight (pounds)170 lbs.170 lbs.
Reach (inches)72"72"
Date of birth7/9/198811/23/1992
Sig Strikes Per Min4.313.91
SS Accuracy43%54%
SS Absorbed Per Min3.583.22
SS Defense59%62%
Take Down Avg2.293.22
TD Acc35%60%
TD Def91%87%
Submission Avg0.20.9

Saturday's featured prelim could be a sneaky contender for fight of the night honors.

The betting markets consistently underrate Belal Muhammad. He offers excellent pace, pressure and durability, and he has shown improved striking to complement his blanketing wrestling.

Muhammad is much more of a point fighter than a finisher – as evidenced by a 16-2 career record on the scorecards. Still, he's good at swaying the judges with activity.

Brady should have the more significant moments in the fight, but he also has holes in his game. I didn't like his striking defense or reactions in his closely contested win against Michael Chiesa.

I expect Muhammad to have the striking and cardio advantages, but I do have to give Brady the edge in both wrestling and grappling. I'm just not sure how consistently Brady will be able to take his opponent to the mat – likely the deciding point for the entire fight.

I'm also not sure Muhammad will have as much success in the larger cage as he recently had at the UFC Apex – with career-best performances against "Wonderboy Thompson" and Vicente Luque.

Muhammad will have to cover more lateral distance to cut off the cage, which could leave him chasing the explosive Brady around the octagon.

Muhammad vs. Brady Pick

You could take a piece of Muhammad's moneyline at +125 or better. I initially opted for his decision prop (+185 at BetRivers), which I would bet to +170.

I may add on some moneyline, too, depending on where the price goes.

The Pick: Belal Muhammad wins by Decision (+185, 0.25u at BetRivers), bet to +170

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