Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 11 Odds
Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov
UFC on ESPN 11
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Curtis Blaydes will enter the Octagon against Alexander Volkov at UFC on ESPN 11 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The odds have Blaydes coming in at -400 while Volkov is at +325.
Curtis "Razor" Blaydes looks to add a win to his total of 13-2-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 265 lbs and measures 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Alexander "Drago" Volkov stands in at 6'7" and records a weight of 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 31-7-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 80". When talking about significant strikes, Curtis Blaydes connects on 3.74 per min and Alexander Volkov lands 5.36 significant strikes per minute. Blaydes is landing 51% of the significant strikes he throws and Volkov lands 60%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Razor" allows 1.86 significant strikes per min while "Drago" absorbs 2.48. Blaydes also deflects 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Volkov is able to stop 58% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to grappling, Curtis Blaydes is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he is averaging a takedown 6.63 times per 3 rounds. Blaydes is taking his opponents to the canvas on 55% of the times he tries and defending 25% of the attempts against him. Volkov is taking his opponents to the mat on 75% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 76% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to sub attempts, Blaydes is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.2 subs per 15 minutes while Volkov attempts 0.4 subs per 3 rds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Curtis Blaydes squared up with Junior Dos Santos and ended up getting the victory in the fight via a punch to the head in round 2. Santos ended up landing 7 of 30 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Blaydes finished this fight landing 29 of 62 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Santos landed 7 of 30, which gave him a percentage of 23%. He ended up landing 3 of 23 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Blaydes ended up landing 46% of his significant strikes by landing 28 of 60. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 20 of 51 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Santos and 67% of them connected on by Blaydes were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Alexander Volkov, he fought Greg Hardy and took home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Hardy connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Volkov landed 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Volkov ended up landing 56% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 86 of 152. He landed 44 of 101 significant strikes directed at the head. Hardy ended up connecting on 46 of 135 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 23 of 92 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Hardy connected on 51 of 140 and Volkov was 86 of 152 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Josh Emmett faces off with Shane Burgos. Emmett looks to add a victory to his record of 15-2-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Burgos measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 13-1-0. The 29-year-old stretches 75". Regarding grappling, Josh Emmett takes his opponents down 1.50 times per 15 min while Shane Burgos takes his opponents to the canvas 0.36 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Emmett connects on 3.63 strikes/min and is connecting on 36% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Shane Burgos, who is connecting on 50% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 7.09 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Lyman Good is set to encounter Belal Muhammad. Muhammad steps into the Octagon holding a record of 16-3-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Good comes in at 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 21-5-0. The 35-year-old stretches 74". Regarding wrestling, Belal Muhammad stops 83% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedowns on 31% of his tries. Good is finishing his takedowns on 90% of his tries and defends against 75% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Muhammad takes 3.81 strikes/minute while he lands 4.37 strikes/minute. Good, at the same time, is absorbing 3.46 strikes per minute and is dealing 5.32 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Curtis Blaydes (-400)
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