Impa Kasanganay vs Joaquin Buckley Pick, 10/10/2020 Predictions UFC Fight Island 5 Odds
Impa Kasanganay vs Joaquin Buckley
UFC Fight Island 5
Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Impa Kasanganay will face off against Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Island 5 on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The opening odds have Kasanganay priced at -250 while Buckley is coming in at +210.
Impa "Tshilobo" Kasanganay steps into the cage with a record of 8-0-0. The 26-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley comes in at 5'10" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career record of 10-3-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 76". Regarding significant strikes, Impa Kasanganay is landing 5.58 per minute while Joaquin Buckley connects on 3.80 significant strikes per minute. Kasanganay is landing 52% of the significant strikes he throws while Buckley is connecting on 33%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Tshilobo" takes 3.42 significant strikes per minute while "New Mansa" allows 7.50. Kasanganay also deflects 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Buckley defends against 41% of them.
In the grappling category, Impa Kasanganay is the more competent wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.67 times per 15 min. Kasanganay is finishing his takedown attempts on 83% of his tries and thwarting 66% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Buckley is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 90% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of submissions, Kasanganay is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.3 finishes per 3 rounds while Buckley goes for 0.6 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Impa Kasanganay fought Maki Pitolo and took home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Pitolo ended up landing 72 of 174 total strikes that he let go. Kasanganay ended the night having landed 86 of 199 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Pitolo ended up landing 71 of 173, which gave him a percentage of 41%. He landed 54 of 141 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Kasanganay landed 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 85 of 198. Of those significant strikes, he was 68 of 164 aimed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Pitolo and 96% of them landed by Kasanganay were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Joaquin Buckley, he fought Kevin Holland and took a loss on the night by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Holland landed 89% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Buckley ended up connecting on 82% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Buckley ended up connecting on 33% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 40 of 120. He ended up landing 6 of 59 significant strikes aimed at the head. Holland connected on 79 of 134 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 45 of 86 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Holland was 86 of 141 while Buckley connected on 41 of 121 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Ali AlQaisi meets Tony Kelley. AlQaisi has a record of 8-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Kelley measures 5'9" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 6-2-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In terms of takedowns, Ali AlQaisi takes his opponents to the canvas 2.00 times per 15 min while Tony Kelley is averaging a takedown 0.00 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, AlQaisi connects on 2.93 strikes per min and landing 41% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Tony Kelley, who tags the opposition on 50% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 7.60 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Omar Morales is set to enter the Octagon against Giga Chikadze. 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". 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". Concerning wrestling, Giga Chikadze curbs 65% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is scoring a takedown on 50% of his attempts. Morales is taking his opponents down on 90% of his attempts and deflects 90% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Chikadze is absorbing 2.89 strikes/minute while he is dishing out 3.31 strikes per minute. Morales, at the same time, is absorbing 2.44 strikes per min and connects on 3.85 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Impa Kasanganay (-250)
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