Tim Elliott vs Askar Askarov UFC Predictions & Tips - 1/18/2020
Tim Elliott vs Askar Askarov
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Tim Elliott will enter the Octagon with Askar Askarov at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opener has Elliott priced at -105 while Askarov is coming in at -115.
Tim Elliott walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-9-1. The 33-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5' 7". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Askar "Bullet" Askarov comes in at 5' 6" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-0-1. The 27-year-old stretches 67". Regarding significant strikes, Tim Elliott is landing 3.53 per min and Askar Askarov lands 2.00 significant strikes per minute. Elliott connects on 46% of the significant strikes he throws and Askarov lands 47%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Elliott takes 2.30 significant strikes per min while "Bullet" takes 2.27. Elliott also thwarts 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Askarov is able to deflect 58% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Concerning wrestling, Tim Elliott is the better wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 4.28 times per 3 rounds. Elliott is scoring a takedown on 63% of the times he tries and is defending 51% of the takedowns his opponents try. Askarov is finishing his takedown attempts on 36% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 5% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Elliott is the more capable of the two fighters by attempting 1.4 subs per 15 minutes while Askarov tries 0.3 subs per 15 min.
In his last bout, Tim Elliott faced Deiveson Figueiredo and ended up taking the loss by guillotine choke in round 1. Figueiredo ended up landing 8 of 13 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Elliott walked away from this fight having landed 33 of 45 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Figueiredo ended up landing 8 of 13, which gave him a rate of 61%. He landed 8 of 13 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Elliott ended up landing 68% of his significant strikes by connecting on 26 of 38. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 10 of 16 to the head. 75% of the significant strikes connected on by Figueiredo and 76% of them landed by Elliott were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Askar Askarov, he squared up with Brandon Moreno and it by split decision in round 3. Moreno ended up connecting on 52% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Askarov ended up landing 30% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Askarov ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 30 of 63. He connected on 24 of 56 significant strikes aimed at the head. Moreno ended up connecting on 34 of 82 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he landed 28 of 69 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Moreno connected on 70 of 120 and Askarov connected on 53 of 90 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Holly Holm meets Raquel Pennington. Holm walks into the Octagon holding a record of 12-5-0. The 38-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 69". Pennington comes in at 5' 7" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 10-8-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 67". Regarding grappling, Holly Holm takes her opponents to the mat 0.55 times per 3 rounds while Raquel Pennington takes her opponents to the mat 1.14 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Holm tags his opponents 2.82 strikes/min and is landing 34% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Raquel Pennington, who is landing 45% of the strikes she has thrown and is landing 3.39 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Alexa Grasso is set to clash with Claudia Gadelha. Gadelha looks to add a victory to her career record of 17-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and measures 5' 4". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Grasso comes in at 5' 5" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 11-3-0. The 26-year-old extends her reach 66". In the category of takedowns, Claudia Gadelha stops 58% of her opponents takedown tries and is getting her opponent to the mat on 47% of her tries. Grasso is taking her opponents to the mat on 33% of the attempts she tries and prevents 63% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Gadelha is taking 4.38 strikes/min while she is landing 3.17 strikes/min. Grasso, on the other side, is absorbing 3.61 strikes/min and is dealing 5.25 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tim Elliott (-105)
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