Tafon Nchukwi vs Jamie Pickett Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Tafon Nchukwi vs Jamie Pickett
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Tafon Nchukwi will enter the Octagon against Jamie Pickett at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The odds have Nchukwi priced at -350 while Pickett is at +290.
Tafon "Da Don" Nchukwi looks to add a victory to his career record of 4-0-0. The 26-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Jamie "The Night Wolf" Pickett stands 6'2" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 11-4-0. The 32-year-old reaches 80". In terms of significant strikes, Tafon Nchukwi connects on 6.70 per min and Jamie Pickett connects on 2.95 significant strikes per min. Nchukwi is landing 41% of the significant strikes he throws and Pickett is connecting on 58%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Da Don" takes 7.84 significant strikes per min while "The Night Wolf" allows 2.98. Nchukwi also deflects 53% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Pickett thwarts 57% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In the grappling category, Tafon Nchukwi is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.4 times per 15 min. Nchukwi is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his attempts and thwarting 0% of all takedown attempts. Pickett is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 16% of the tries against him. In terms of submission attempts, Nchukwi is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Pickett attempts 0.6 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Tafon Nchukwi faced Al Matavao and ended up getting the victory by a kick to the head in round 2. Matavao landed 55 of 118 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Nchukwi ended the night having landed 49 of 117 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Matavao landed 55 of 118, which means his percentage was 46%. He finished the fight landing 33 of 90 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Nchukwi landed 41% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 47 of 114. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 30 of 89 to the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Matavao and 93% of them connected on by Nchukwi were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jamie Pickett, he faced off with Jhonoven Pati and got a win for the night by a punch to the head in round 2. Pati ended up connecting on 75% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Pickett landed 94% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Pickett ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 34 of 51. He ended up landing 25 of 41 significant strikes to the head. Pati ended up connecting on 16 of 30 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 8 of 18 directed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Pati ended up landing 18 of 32 while Pickett was 37 of 54 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jimmy Flick battles Cody Durden. Flick looks to add a victory to his career total of 15-5-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Durden stands in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-2-1. The 29-year-old extends his reach 67". In the grappling category, Jimmy Flick takes his opponents to the canvas 2.26 times per 15 minutes while Cody Durden takes his opponents down 2.00 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Flick is landing 2.04 strikes per minute and landing 64% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Cody Durden, who is landing 42% of the strikes he has attempted and lands 2.40 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Carlton Minus is set to clash with Christos Giagos. Giagos walks into the cage holding a record of 17-8-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Minus comes in at 5'10" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 75". In terms of wrestling, Christos Giagos is stopping 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 42% of his attempts. Minus is taking his opponents to the mat on 30% of his attempts and curbs 0% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Giagos takes 2.73 strikes/min and he is dishing out 3.05 strikes/minute. Minus, in contrast, is absorbing 7.87 strikes per minute and is dishing out 5.13 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Jamie Pickett (+290)
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