Giga Chikadze vs Omar Morales Pick, 10/10/2020 Predictions UFC Fight Island 5 Odds
Giga Chikadze vs Omar Morales
UFC Fight Island 5
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Giga Chikadze will take on Omar Morales at UFC Fight Island 5 on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The opener has Chikadze priced at +135 while Morales is priced at -155.
Giga Chikadze holds a career mark of 10-2-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Omar "Venezuelan Fighter" Morales measures in at 5'11" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 10-0-0. The 34-year-old stretches 73". In the category of significant strikes, Giga Chikadze lands 3.31 per min and Omar Morales lands 3.85 significant strikes per min. Chikadze lands 44% of the significant strikes he throws and Morales connects on 37%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Chikadze absorbs 2.89 significant strikes per minute while "Venezuelan Fighter" allows 2.44. Chikadze also defends 56% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Morales thwarts 68% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding wrestling, Giga Chikadze is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.51 times per 15 minutes. Chikadze is scoring a takedown on 50% of his attempts and is defending 65% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Morales is finishing his takedowns on 90% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 90% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Chikadze is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds while Morales attempts 0.7 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Giga Chikadze squared up with Irwin Rivera and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Rivera landed 35 of 95 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Chikadze ended the night having landed 61 of 135 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Rivera landed 34 of 94, which gave him a percentage of 36%. He ended up landing 20 of 71 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Chikadze landed 45% of his significant strikes by landing 61 of 135. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 33 of 100 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Rivera and 90% of them connected on by Chikadze were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Omar Morales, he fought Gabriel Benitez and ended up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Benitez ended up connecting on 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Morales landed 96% of his significant strikes at distance. Morales connected on 29% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 63 of 215. He connected on 36 of 178 significant strikes to the head. Benitez ended up connecting on 50 of 179 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 17 of 133 to the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Benitez ended up landing 50 of 179 while Morales ended up connecting on 63 of 215 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Marlon Moraes faces off against Cory Sandhagen. Moraes steps into the Octagon holding a record of 23-6-1. The 32-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 67". Sandhagen stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter holds a career record of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In the wrestling category, Marlon Moraes takes his opponents to the canvas 0.46 times per 15 min and Cory Sandhagen is able to score a takedown 1.20 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Moraes lands 3.53 strikes/minute and connects on 39% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Cory Sandhagen, who is connecting on 48% of his attempted strikes and connects for an average of 6.95 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Makwan Amirkhani is set to clash with Edson Barboza. Barboza steps into the cage holding a record of 20-9-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Amirkhani stands in at 5'10" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 16-4-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 72". Concerning wrestling, Edson Barboza is able to deflect 80% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 44% of the times he tries. Amirkhani is finishing his takedowns on 36% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 57% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Barboza takes 4.22 strikes per min and he lands 4.08 strikes/minute. Amirkhani, in contrast, takes 2.73 strikes/minute and dishes out 1.55 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Giga Chikadze (+135)
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