Alexander Volkov vs Greg Hardy UFC Point Spread Picks - 11/9/2019
Alexander Volkov vs Greg Hardy
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Alexander Volkov will face off with Greg Hardy at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The opener has Volkov priced at -320 while Hardy is coming in at +260.
Alexander "Drago" Volkov will be looking to add a win to his career total of 30-7-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 250 lbs and measures 6' 7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Greg "Prince of War" Hardy measures 6' 5" and tips the scales at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 5-1-0. The 31-year-old stretches 80". With respect to significant strikes, Alexander Volkov is connecting on 5.31 per minute and Greg Hardy lands 5.73 significant strikes per min. Volkov connects on 60% of the significant strikes he attempts and Hardy is connecting on 56%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Drago" allows 2.39 significant strikes per minute while "Prince of War" allows 1.80. Volkov also defends against 56% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Hardy is able to curb 69% of the shots thrown.
Concerning takedowns, Alexander Volkov is the more skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 0.86 times per 15 minutes. Volkov is finishing his takedown attempts on 75% of the times he tries and thwarting 75% of all takedown tries against him. Hardy is defending 83% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Volkov is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Hardy attempts 0 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Alexander Volkov went up against Derrick Lewis and wound up taking the loss via a punch to the head in round 3. Lewis ended up landing 40 of 71 total strikes attempted in that contest. Volkov finished this fight landing 133 of 183 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Lewis landed 39 of 70, which gave him a percentage of 55%. He ended up landing 31 of 61 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Volkov landed 70% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 121 of 171. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 78 of 122 to the head. 53% of the significant strikes landed by Lewis and 72% of them connected on by Volkov were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Greg Hardy, he battled Ben Sosoli and the fight was a no contest by way of Hardy using an illegal inhaler in between rounds in round 3. Sosoli ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Hardy ended up landing 96% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Hardy landed 51% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 54 of 105. He landed 22 of 72 significant strikes to the head. Sosoli ended up landing 26 of 97 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 15 of 78 directed at the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Sosoli ended up landing 26 of 97 while Hardy connected on 54 of 105 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Zelim Imadaev will clash with Danny Roberts. Imadaev steps into the Octagon with a mark of 8-1-0. The 24-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands 6' 0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Roberts measures 6' 1" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 16-5-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to grappling, Zelim Imadaev takes his opponents down 0 times per 15 minutes and Danny Roberts gets a takedown 0.10 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Imadaev connects for an average of 4.27 strikes per minute and connecting on 42% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Danny Roberts, who is landing 42% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.36 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Ed Herman is set to take on Gadzhimurad Antigulov. Antigulov steps into the Octagon with a record of 20-6-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Herman comes in at 6' 1" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 25-14-0. The 39-year-old extends his reach 77". In terms of wrestling, Gadzhimurad Antigulov deflects 0% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 41% of his attempts. Herman is finishing his takedown tries on 51% of his attempts and is able to deflect 60% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Antigulov takes 5.92 strikes per minute while he deals 2.32 strikes per min. Herman, moreover, takes 3.10 strikes/min and lands 3.18 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Greg Hardy (+260)
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