Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Jacob Malkoun Pick, 4/17/2021 Predictions UFC on ESPN 22 Odds
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Jacob Malkoun
UFC on ESPN 22
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Abdul Razak Alhassan will face off with Jacob Malkoun at UFC on ESPN 22 on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The opening odds have Alhassan at -300 while Malkoun is coming in at +250.
Abdul Razak Alhassan steps into the cage with a record of 10-3-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Jacob "Mamba" Malkoun measures in at 5'9" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 4-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 73". In the category of significant strikes, Abdul Razak Alhassan connects on 4.54 per min and Jacob Malkoun is connecting on 3.40 significant strikes per minute. Razak Alhassan lands 48% of the significant strikes he throws while Malkoun is landing 40%. When it comes to defending themselves, Alhassan takes 5.11 significant strikes per min and "Mamba" allows 23.33. Razak Alhassan also thwarts 53% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Malkoun is able to defend against 36% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC on ESPN 22||Abdul Razak Alhassan||Jacob Malkoun|
|Average Fight Time||5:13||0:18|
|Weight||170 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.54||3.4|
Concerning takedowns, Abdul Razak Alhassan is the more effective wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.72 times per 3 rds. Razak Alhassan is taking his opponents to the canvas on 28% of his attempts and defending 42% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Malkoun is taking his opponents down on 20% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 10% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Razak Alhassan is the more capable fighter by going for 0.7 subs per 3 rounds while Malkoun tries 0.5 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Abdul Razak Alhassan squared up with Khaos Williams and wound up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 1. Williams ended up landing 5 of 10 total strikes attempted in that fight. Alhassan walked away from this fight having landed 2 of 2 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Williams ended up landing 5 of 10, which means his percentage was 50%. He ended up landing 2 of 7 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Alhassan ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes by sticking 2 of 2.
In the last fight for Jacob Malkoun, he faced off with Phil Hawes and was defeated by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Hawes ended up landing 71% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Malkoun landed 33% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Hawes ended up landing 7 of 11 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 7 of 11 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Hawes ended up connecting on 7 of 11 and Malkoun ended up missing both the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Luis Pena enters the Octagon with Alexander Munoz. Pena steps into the cage holding a mark of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old weighs 155 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Munoz stands 5'9" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The switch fighter has a mark of 6-1-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 72". In terms of takedowns, Luis Pena is averaging a takedown 1.37 times per 15 minutes while Alexander Munoz gets a takedown 2.50 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Pena lands 3.26 strikes/min and landing 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Alexander Munoz, who lands 40% of his attempted strikes and connects on 3.27 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Bill Algeo is set to face off with Ricardo Ramos. Ramos will be looking to add a win to his career total of 14-3-0. The 25-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Algeo measures in at 6'0" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this bout with a record of 14-5-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 73". In terms of wrestling, Ricardo Ramos is able to deflect 71% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 56% of his tries. Algeo is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Ramos takes 3.28 strikes/min while he lands 3.00 per minute. Algeo, on the contrary, absorbs 5.31 strikes per min and is connecting on 6.80 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jacob Malkoun (+250)
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