Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba Picks and Predictions 8-29-2020 UFC Vegas 8 Odds
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba
UFC Vegas 8
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Magomed Ankalaev will enter the Octagon with Ion Cutelaba at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The moneyline has Ankalaev at -350 while Cutelaba is priced at +290.
Magomed 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". Ion "The Hulk" 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". Concerning significant strikes, Magomed Ankalaev is landing 3.46 per min and Ion Cutelaba is connecting on 5.29 significant strikes per min. Ankalaev connects on 56% of the significant strikes he throws while Cutelaba lands 39%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Ankalaev absorbs 1.24 significant strikes per minute while "The Hulk" allows 3.26. Ankalaev also deflects 67% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Cutelaba thwarts 48% of the shots thrown.
Regarding grappling, Magomed Ankalaev is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.68 times per 15 minutes. Ankalaev is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his attempts and is defending 85% of the takedowns his opponents try. Cutelaba is finishing his takedown attempts on 71% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 80% of the attempts against him. Regarding submission attempts, Ankalaev is the more skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 submissions per 15 min while Cutelaba looks to get 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Magomed Ankalaev went up against Ion Cutelaba and ended up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Cutelaba landed 5 of 11 total strikes attempted in that contest. Ankalaev ended the night having landed 8 of 12 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Cutelaba ended up landing 5 of 11, which means his percentage was 45%. He finished the fight landing 3 of 8 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Ankalaev landed 66% of his significant strikes by connecting on 8 of 12. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 6 of 10 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Cutelaba and 100% of them landed by Ankalaev were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Ion Cutelaba, he squared up with Magomed Ankalaev and walked away with a loss by a punch to the head in round 1. Ankalaev ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Cutelaba connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Cutelaba ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 5 of 11. He ended up connecting on 3 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Ankalaev landed 8 of 12 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 6 of 10 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Ankalaev landed 8 of 12 while Cutelaba ended up connecting on 5 of 11 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Sean Brady squares up against Christian Aguilera. 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". In the grappling category, Sean Brady scores a takedown 3.00 times per 3 rounds while Christian Aguilera takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Brady is connecting on 5.53 strikes/min and landing 55% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Christian Aguilera, who connects on 43% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 10.17 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Alexa Grasso is set to encounter Ji Yeon Kim. Yeon Kim comes into this bout with a mark of 9-2-2. The 30-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 72". Grasso stands in at 5'5" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 11-3-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 66". Regarding takedowns, Ji Yeon Kim prevents 40% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 5% of the times she tries. Grasso is finishing her takedown tries on 33% of the tries she takes and stops 63% of all takedown tries against her. Concerning striking, Yeon Kim takes 4.74 strikes per minute while she is dealing 4.49 per min. Grasso, in contrast, is taking 3.61 strikes per minute and deals 5.25 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ion Cutelaba (+290)
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