Alessio Di Chirico vs Zak Cummings Picks and Predictions 8-29-2020 UFC Vegas 8 Odds
Alessio Di Chirico vs Zak Cummings
UFC Vegas 8
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Alessio Di Chirico will enter the Octagon with Zak Cummings at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The moneyline has Chirico at -120 while Cummings is at +100.
Alessio "Manzo" Di Chirico will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Zak Cummings stands 6'0" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 23-7-0. The 36-year-old extends his reach 75". In the category of significant strikes, Alessio Di Chirico lands 3.20 per minute and Zak Cummings connects on 2.47 significant strikes per min. Di Chirico connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Cummings connects on 32%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Manzo" takes 3.22 significant strikes per min while Cummings allows 2.75. Di Chirico also thwarts 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Cummings thwarts 53% of the strikes thrown his way.
Regarding takedowns, Alessio Di Chirico is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.95 times per 15 minutes. Di Chirico is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his attempts and is defending 83% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Cummings is taking his opponents to the mat on 28% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 62% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Di Chirico is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Cummings goes for 0.8 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Alessio Di Chirico faced Makhmud Muradov and wound up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Muradov ended up landing 56 of 171 total strikes attempted in that contest. Chirico ended the night having landed 37 of 114 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Muradov ended up landing 54 of 169, giving him a percentage of 31%. He landed 32 of 133 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Chirico landed 31% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 36 of 113. Of all the significant strikes, he was 31 of 100 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Muradov and 83% of them connected on by Chirico were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Zak Cummings, he battled Omari Akhmedov and ended up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Akhmedov ended up landing 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Cummings ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Cummings ended up landing 24% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 17 of 69. He ended up connecting on 6 of 51 significant strikes aimed at the head. Akhmedov ended up connecting on 26 of 77 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 14 of 60 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Akhmedov landed 47 of 106 and Cummings was 24 of 76 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Magomed Ankalaev meets Ion Cutelaba. Ankalaev holds a career record of 13-1-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Cutelaba stands 6'1" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 15-5-0. The 26-year-old stretches 75". When it comes to grappling, Magomed Ankalaev is able to score a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rds while Ion Cutelaba takes his opponents down 2.59 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Ankalaev connects for an average of 3.46 strikes/minute and is connecting on 56% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Ion Cutelaba, who tags the opposition on 39% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 5.29 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Christian Aguilera is set to go up against Sean Brady. Brady looks to add a win to his record of 12-0-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Aguilera stands 5'9" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The switch fighter holds a record of 14-6-0. The 28-year-old reaches 72". Regarding wrestling, Sean Brady is stopping 90% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his tries. Aguilera is taking his opponents to the mat on 5% of his attempts and prevents 10% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Brady takes 4.80 strikes/min and he is landing 5.53 strikes/minute. Aguilera, in contrast, takes 4.07 strikes per min and is landing 10.17 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alessio Di Chirico (-120)
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