That bout sees Vazquez currently a clear favourite priced at around 1/2. If bouts were won and lost by how well a fighter was known then that would be a great price. Instead though bouts are fought in a ring and being a known fighter doesn't give you a nailed on victory.
Vazquez, for all his skills, style and movement is a fighter who looks against certain fighters and awful against others.
Put Vazquez in with a crude puncher, like Ji Hoon Kim, Breidis Prescott or Ameth Diaz and he will do as he pleases. Put him in with a clever pressure fighter though and he struggles, as we saw against Marvin Quintero.
Shafikov, like Quintero, is a short, stocky southpaw who brings intelligent pressure a decent work rate and a real hunger. Unlike Quintero however Shafikov is teak tough and won't mind taking a few of Vazquez's shots to land his own.
With the Quintero fight in my mind and also the fact that Vazquez has been out of action for over a year I can't help but put my money on Shafikov at 9/4.