Bo Nickal, Shavkat Rakhmonov, UFC 285 predictions w/ Gianni the Greek
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Jim and Matt peel back the curtain of Saturday’s stacked UFC 285 card on today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered with three special guests — middleweight Bo Nickal, welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov, and gambling expert Gianni “The Greek” Karalis.
After Bo shares his mindset going into his highly-anticipated UFC debut against Jamie Pickett, the 27-year-old wrestling prodigy explains how being raised by a mom with an amateur boxing background and a dad with decades of wrestling experience fostered his desire to venture into the world of mixed martial arts.
Matt and Jim then run through some of their picks from the main card of UFC 285 before their chat with unbeaten Shavkat Rakhmonov and his translator. While Shavkat admits that a fight against Khamzat Chimaev would be an entertaining matchup between two undefeated beasts, the UFC’s first-ever Kazakhstani fighter insists that he remains keenly focused on Saturday’s fight against 7th-ranked welterweight Geoff Neal and taking fights that will inch him closer towards a title shot.
Riding an impressive winning streak of accurately-placed bets in the UFC’s first two months of 2023, Gianni “the Greek” caps off today’s show with the rationale for his red-hot takes from the prelims on up to Saturday’s highly-anticipated main event featuring heavyweights Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane.