Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman Picks and Predictions 8-8-2020 UFC Vegas 6 Odds
Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman
UFC Vegas 6
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Omari Akhmedov will enter the Octagon against Chris Weidman at UFC Vegas 6 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The odds have Akhmedov at +120 while Weidman is coming in at -140.
Omari "Wolverine" Akhmedov will be looking to add a victory to his total of 20-4-1. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Chris "The All-American" Weidman stands 6'2" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-5-0. The 36-year-old has a reach of 78". When talking about significant strikes, Omari Akhmedov is landing 2.99 per min while Chris Weidman connects on 3.14 significant strikes per min. Akhmedov lands 34% of the significant strikes he attempts while Weidman is landing 42%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Wolverine" allows 2.77 significant strikes per minute and "The All-American" absorbs 3.25. Akhmedov also defends 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Weidman deflects 51% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Omari Akhmedov is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.40 times per 15 minutes. Akhmedov is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of the times he tries and is defending 62% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Weidman is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 73% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Akhmedov is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.2 submissions per 15 min while Weidman attempts 1 sub per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Omari Akhmedov went up against Ian Heinisch and ended up winning this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Heinisch ended up landing 70 of 121 total strikes that he let go. Akhmedov finished this fight landing 69 of 180 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Heinisch landed 53 of 103, which means his percentage was 51%. He finished the fight landing 26 of 62 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Akhmedov landed 33% of his significant strikes by sticking 55 of 166. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 41 of 139 to the head. 86% of the significant strikes landed by Heinisch and 87% of them landed by Akhmedov were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Chris Weidman, he battled Dominick Reyes and walked away in defeat via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Reyes ended up connecting on 25% of his significant strikes at distance while Weidman connected on 33% of his significant strikes at distance. Weidman landed 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 3 of 6. He landed 1 of 4 significant strikes to the head. Reyes connected on 8 of 11 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 7 of 10 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Reyes connected on 9 of 12 while Weidman was 10 of 13 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Maki Pitolo encounters Darren Stewart. Pitolo holds a record of 13-5-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Stewart comes in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-5-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to grappling, Maki Pitolo is averaging a takedown 1.98 times per 15 min while Darren Stewart takes his opponents to the mat 1.38 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Pitolo is connecting on 5.22 strikes/min and is landing 45% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Darren Stewart, who tags his opponent on 44% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 2.94 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Scott Holtzman is set to enter the Octagon against Beneil Dariush. Dariush holds a mark of 18-4-1. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Holtzman comes in at 5'9" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 14-3-0. The 36-year-old stretches 69". When it comes to takedowns, Beneil Dariush deflects 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the times he tries. Holtzman is taking his opponents down on 60% of the tries he takes and stops 65% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Dariush is absorbing 2.65 strikes/min and he is connecting on 3.87 per min. Holtzman, in contrast, takes 3.33 strikes per minute and lands 4.52 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chris Weidman (-140)
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