Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov Predictions, Picks, UFC 251 Odds
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will enter the Octagon with Muslim Salikhov at UFC 251 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The moneyline has Santos at +115 while Salikhov is priced at -135.
Elizeu "Capoeira" Zaleski dos Santos walks into the Octagon with a record of 22-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Muslim "King of Kung Fu" Salikhov comes in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 16-2-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding significant strikes, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos connects on 4.17 per min and Muslim Salikhov connects on 2.92 significant strikes per minute. Zaleski dos Santos is landing 39% of the significant strikes he attempts while Salikhov lands 46%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Capoeira" absorbs 3.13 significant strikes per minute while "King of Kung Fu" allows 1.97. Zaleski dos Santos also thwarts 59% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Salikhov is able to deflect 68% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning wrestling, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is the not as competent as a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.65 times per 3 rds. Zaleski dos Santos is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his tries and is stuffing 48% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Salikhov is finishing his takedown tries on 42% of his takedown tries and is stopping 72% of the tries against him. In terms of going for the submission, Zaleski dos Santos is the more skilled technician by going for 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Salikhov goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos squared up with Aleksei Kunchenko and took home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Kunchenko ended up landing 97 of 156 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Santos walked away from this fight having landed 74 of 169 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Kunchenko ended up landing 57 of 112, which means his percentage was 50%. He landed 29 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Santos ended up landing 39% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 62 of 156. Out of those significant strikes, he was 25 of 95 aimed at the head. 84% of the significant strikes connected on by Kunchenko and 90% of them landed by Santos were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Muslim Salikhov, he battled Laureano Staropoli and ended up winning this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Staropoli ended up landing 95% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Salikhov ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Salikhov connected on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 63 of 132. He connected on 41 of 105 significant strikes aimed at the head. Staropoli connected on 42 of 138 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 26 of 110 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes thrown, Staropoli landed 48 of 144 and Salikhov landed 64 of 133 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Makwan Amirkhani squares up against Danny Henry. Amirkhani looks to add a win to his record of 15-4-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Henry stands in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 12-3-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 73". When it comes to grappling, Makwan Amirkhani is averaging a takedown 3.39 times per 15 minutes and Danny Henry is averaging a takedown 0.89 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Amirkhani is connecting on 1.60 strikes per minute and connecting on 47% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Danny Henry, who tags the opposition on 53% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 5.85 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Davey Grant is set to take on Martin Day. Day comes into this bout holding a record of 8-3-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Grant stands 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 11-4-0. The 34-year-old reaches 69". When it comes to takedowns, Martin Day is able to prevent 85% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 66% of the times he tries. Grant is taking his opponents down on 47% of his tries and is able to defend against 64% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Day is absorbing 3.20 strikes per minute and he is dealing 5.60 strikes per minute. Grant, on the other hand, absorbs 1.68 strikes/min and is dishing out 3.13 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Muslim Salikhov (-135)
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