Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov Pick, 9/26/2020 Predictions UFC 253 Odds
Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Hakeem Dawodu will enter the Octagon with Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The moneyline has Dawodu coming in at +120 while Tukhugov is at -140.
Hakeem "Mean" Dawodu steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-1-1. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Zubaira "Warrior" Tukhugov stands 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 19-4-1. The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 68". In the category of significant strikes, Hakeem Dawodu connects on 5.28 per minute and Zubaira Tukhugov connects on 2.58 significant strikes per min. Dawodu lands 46% of the significant strikes he attempts while Tukhugov lands 38%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Mean" absorbs 2.31 significant strikes per minute while "Warrior" absorbs 2.07. Dawodu also defends against 64% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Tukhugov deflects 68% of the strikes thrown his way.
In the grappling category, Hakeem Dawodu is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.80 times per 15 min. Dawodu is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his attempts and defending 85% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Tukhugov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 56% of his takedown tries and stuffing 100% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Dawodu is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 subs per 3 rounds while Tukhugov tries 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Hakeem Dawodu faced Julio Arce and got a win for the night via split decision in round 3. Arce ended up landing 64 of 162 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Dawodu ended the night having landed 83 of 170 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Arce landed 32 of 124, which means his percentage was 25%. He landed 21 of 101 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Dawodu ended up landing 39% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 55 of 139. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 15 of 79 aimed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes landed by Arce and 72% of them landed by Dawodu were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Zubaira Tukhugov, he squared up with Kevin Aguilar and ended up getting the victory in the fight by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Aguilar connected on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Tukhugov connected on 53% of his significant strikes at distance. Tukhugov connected on 77% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 28 of 36. He ended up landing 26 of 34 significant strikes to the head. Aguilar ended up connecting on 9 of 28 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 4 of 22 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Aguilar ended up landing 9 of 28 while Tukhugov ended up landing 28 of 37 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Brad Riddell fights Alex Da Silva. Riddell will be looking to add a win to his record of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Da Silva comes in at 5'8" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 21-2-0. The 24-year-old stretches 73". Regarding grappling, Brad Riddell gets his opposition to the mat 1.00 times per 3 rds and Alex Da Silva takes his opponents down 2.59 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Riddell tags his opponents 4.30 strikes/min and is connecting on 57% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Alex Da Silva, who tags the opposition on 43% of the strikes that he throws and is landing 1.08 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jake Matthews is set to go up against Diego Sanchez. Sanchez walks into the cage with a mark of 31-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Matthews measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 16-4-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 73". In terms of wrestling, Diego Sanchez thwarts 46% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 24% of the times he tries. Matthews is finishing his takedowns on 41% of his tries and deflects 68% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Sanchez absorbs 2.95 strikes per min and he dishes out 2.73 strikes per min. Matthews, on the other hand, is absorbing 2.16 strikes/minute and deals 2.98 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Zubaira Tukhugov (-140)
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