Magomed Ankalaev vs Dalcha Lungiambula UFC Predictions & Tips - 11/9/2019
Magomed Ankalaev vs Dalcha Lungiambula
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Magomed Ankalaev will battle Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The line has Ankalaev coming in at -245 while Lungiambula is priced at +185.
Magomed Ankalaev will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Dalcha "Champion" Lungiambula stands in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 76". When talking about significant strikes, Magomed Ankalaev is connecting on 3.05 per min while Dalcha Lungiambula lands 2.99 significant strikes per minute. Ankalaev lands 53% of the significant strikes he throws and Lungiambula lands 74%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Ankalaev allows 1.33 significant strikes per min and "Champion" allows 1.22. Ankalaev also thwarts 67% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Lungiambula thwarts 56% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Regarding grappling, Magomed Ankalaev is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.45 times per 3 rounds. Ankalaev is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of his attempts and is stopping 83% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Lungiambula is finishing his takedown attempts on 66% of his takedown tries but hasn't been able to stop any of the takedown of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the submission, Lungiambula looks to get 0.4 submissions per 15 min, while Ankalaev isn't as well versed in the ground game.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Magomed Ankalaev squared up with Klidson Abreu and took home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Abreu ended up landing 32 of 73 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Ankalaev walked away from this fight having landed 66 of 107 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Abreu ended up landing 23 of 62, giving him a percentage of 37%. He finished the fight landing 10 of 41 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Ankalaev ended up landing 44% of his significant strikes by landing 30 of 67. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 22 of 55 aimed at the head. 69% of the significant strikes connected on by Abreu and 60% of them landed by Ankalaev were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Dalcha Lungiambula, he squared up with Dequan Townsend and wound up taking home the victory via a punch to the head in round 3. Townsend connected on 61% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Lungiambula ended up landing 21% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Lungiambula ended up connecting on 74% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 32 of 43. He landed 22 of 30 significant strikes directed at the head. Townsend ended up landing 13 of 30 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 8 of 23 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes thrown, Townsend was 32 of 50 and Lungiambula ended up landing 64 of 80 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Rustam Khabilov will clash with Sergey Khandozhko. Khabilov will be looking to add a win to his career total of 23-4-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5' 8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Khandozhko stands 6' 1" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 27-5-1. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to grappling, Rustam Khabilov is able to score a takedown 3.94 times per 15 min while Sergey Khandozhko takes his opponents down 1.00 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Khabilov connects on 2.10 strikes per minute and landing 34% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Sergey Khandozhko, who is connecting on 40% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 4.00 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Roosevelt Roberts is set to clash with Alexander Yakovlev. Yakovlev walks into the Octagon with a record of 24-8-1. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 6' 3". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Roberts comes in at 6' 1" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 8-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 74". Regarding takedowns, Alexander Yakovlev is thwarting 72% of the takedowns his opponents try and is getting his opponent to the mat on 31% of his tries. Roberts is taking his opponents down on 63% of the tries he takes and is able to prevent 55% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Yakovlev is absorbing 2.55 strikes per minute while he lands 1.87 strikes/min. Roberts, at the same time, absorbs 2.71 strikes per minute and deals 3.23 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Magomed Ankalaev (-245)
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