This weekend, among the upcoming UFC battles to watch out for is the middleweight bout in between Ikram Aliskerov and Warlley Alves at UFC 294. Alves stepped up on brief notification to change Nassourdine Imavov, who had VISA problems. Aliskerov is coming off a first-round KO in his UFC launching, while Alves is seeking to recover from a split choice loss. Aliskerov, a Russian fighter with a background in Combat Sambo, is making just his 2nd look in the UFC. Alves, a Brazilian fighter who won The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, has a career-long record of 15-6 and remarkable 80% takedown defense. Despite the odds preferring Aliskerov, the fight is anticipated to be closer than it appears, with Alves being a resilient fighter all set for war. Ultimately, the main forecast is that Aliskerov will triumph. Betting-smart, the under 1.5-round overall is an excellent alternative as Aliskerov will likely choose an early surface.