Rustam Khabilov vs Sergey Khandozhko UFC Point Spread Picks - 11/9/2019
Rustam Khabilov vs Sergey Khandozhko
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Rustam Khabilov will enter the Octagon against Sergey Khandozhko at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The moneyline has Khabilov priced at -190 while Khandozhko is priced at +158.
Rustam "Tiger" 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". Sergey "Honda" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Rustam Khabilov is landing 2.10 per minute while Sergey Khandozhko lands 4.00 significant strikes per min. Khabilov lands 34% of the significant strikes he attempts while Khandozhko connects on 40%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Tiger" absorbs 2.20 significant strikes per minute and "Honda" absorbs 2.60. Khabilov also curbs 66% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Khandozhko prevents 61% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of takedowns, Rustam Khabilov is the more competent grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 3.94 times per 15 min. Khabilov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 42% of the times he tries and stuffing 61% of all takedowns attempted on him. Khandozhko is scoring a takedown on 16% of his takedown tries and is stopping 60% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Khabilov is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.4 submissions per 3 rds while Khandozhko attempts 0 submissions per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rustam Khabilov fought Diego Ferreira and ended up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Ferreira landed 91 of 293 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Khabilov walked away from this fight having landed 44 of 149 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Ferreira landed 83 of 284, which gave him a rate of 29%. He landed 55 of 237 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Khabilov landed 29% of his significant strikes by connecting on 43 of 147. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 32 of 126 pointed at the head. 83% of the significant strikes connected on by Ferreira and 83% of them landed by Khabilov were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Sergey Khandozhko, he went up against Rostem Akman and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Akman landed 79% of his significant strikes at distance while Khandozhko ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Khandozhko ended up connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 60 of 149. He landed 30 of 100 significant strikes to the head. Akman ended up landing 39 of 100 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 30 of 91 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Akman landed 40 of 103 and Khandozhko ended up connecting on 60 of 151 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Alexander Yakovlev will meet Roosevelt Roberts. 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". In terms of takedowns, Alexander Yakovlev gets his opposition to the mat 1.29 times per 15 minutes while Roosevelt Roberts is averaging a takedown 2.50 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Yakovlev lands 1.87 strikes per minute and is connecting on 48% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Roosevelt Roberts, who lands 53% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 3.23 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Pannie Kianzad is set to go up against Jessica-Rose Clark. Clark looks to add a win to her career total of 9-5-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Kianzad measures in at 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 12-5-0. The 27-year-old reaches 66". In terms of wrestling, Jessica-Rose Clark curbs 57% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 66% of the times she tries. Kianzad is taking her opponents to the mat on 25% of the tries she takes and curbs 100% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Clark absorbs 4.13 strikes/min while she lands 4.60 strikes per minute. Kianzad, on the other side, is taking 3.29 strikes per minute and is landing 2.34 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sergey Khandozhko (+158)
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