Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Aleksei Kunchenko UFC Predictions & Tips - 3/14/2020
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Aleksei Kunchenko
UFC Fight Night 170
Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will face off with Aleksei Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 170 in Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The line has Santos at -155 while Kunchenko is coming in at +135.
Elizeu "Capoeira" Zaleski dos Santos holds a career mark of 21-6-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Aleksei Kunchenko Kunchenko measures 5' 8" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 20-1-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 70". When talking about significant strikes, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is connecting on 4.18 per minute and Aleksei Kunchenko is connecting on 3.62 significant strikes per minute. Zaleski dos Santos is landing 39% of the significant strikes he tries and Kunchenko is connecting on 42%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Capoeira" allows 3.03 significant strikes per minute while Kunchenko allows 2.40. Zaleski dos Santos also stops 61% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Kunchenko deflects 65% of the shots thrown his way.
When it comes to takedowns, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is the more skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.45 times per 3 rds. Zaleski dos Santos is getting his opponent to the mat on 14% of the times he tries and stopping 48% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Kunchenko is finishing his takedowns on 33% of his takedown attempts and defending 86% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Zaleski dos Santos is the more skilled fighter by going for 0.6 submissions per 15 min while Kunchenko goes for 0.3 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos faced Jingliang Li and wound up taking the loss via a punch to the head in round 3. Li ended up landing 59 of 128 total strikes attempted in that contest. Santos finished this fight landing 55 of 162 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Li ended up landing 59 of 128, which means his percentage was 46%. He finished the fight landing 45 of 108 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Santos ended up landing 33% of his significant strikes by sticking 54 of 160. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 23 of 114 pointed at the head. 79% of the significant strikes connected on by Li and 94% of them connected on by Santos were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Aleksei Kunchenko, he battled Gilbert Burns and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Burns ended up connecting on 73% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Kunchenko connected on 70% of his significant strikes at distance. Kunchenko landed 46% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 47 of 102. He connected on 20 of 63 significant strikes directed at the head. Burns connected on 42 of 83 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 22 of 54 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Burns was 63 of 107 while Kunchenko connected on 115 of 172 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Rani Yahya opposes Enrique Barzola. Yahya will be looking to add a win to his record of 26-10-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Barzola stands 5' 7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 17-5-1. The 30-year-old extends his reach 70". Regarding grappling, Rani Yahya scores a takedown 2.92 times per 15 minutes and Enrique Barzola is able to score a takedown 4.56 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Yahya tags his opponents 1.59 strikes/minute and landing 36% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Enrique Barzola, who connects on 39% of the strikes he has tried and lands 3.93 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Randa Markos is set to square up with Amanda Ribas. Ribas will be looking to add a victory to her total of 8-1-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and comes in at 5' 3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Markos measures in at 5' 4" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her career total of 10-8-1. The 34-year-old extends her reach 63". In terms of grappling, Amanda Ribas is able to thwart 85% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 57% of her tries. Markos is taking her opponents down on 27% of the tries she takes and defends against 57% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Ribas takes 1.22 strikes per min while she is dealing 4.29 strikes per min. Markos, in contrast, absorbs 3.11 strikes/minute and deals 3.01 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (-155)
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