Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov Pick, 1/23/2021 Predictions UFC 257 Odds
Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Andrew Sanchez will take on Makhmud Muradov at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The moneyline has Sanchez priced at +115 while Muradov is coming in at -135.
Andrew "El Dirte" Sanchez holds a career record of 13-5-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Makhmud "Mach" Muradov measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 24-6-0. The 30-year-old stretches 75". Concerning significant strikes, Andrew Sanchez connects on 4.57 per min while Makhmud Muradov connects on 4.97 significant strikes per min. Sanchez lands 44% of the significant strikes he tries while Muradov is connecting on 41%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "El Dirte" absorbs 4.92 significant strikes per min while "Mach" takes 2.57. Sanchez also stops 50% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Muradov is able to deflect 64% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Andrew Sanchez is the more skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 2.16 times per 15 min. Sanchez is taking his opponents to the canvas on 32% of his attempts and stuffing 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. Muradov is taking his opponents to the mat on 25% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 70% of the attempts against him. Regarding submissions, Sanchez is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds while Muradov tries 0.5 submissions per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Andrew Sanchez squared up with Wellington Turman and took home the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Turman landed 26 of 56 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Sanchez finished this fight landing 40 of 68 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Turman ended up landing 21 of 51, which gave him a percentage of 41%. He landed 16 of 40 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Sanchez ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 28 of 55. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 23 of 48 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Turman and 92% of them connected on by Sanchez were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Makhmud Muradov, he squared up with Trevor Smith and ended up getting the win by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Smith landed 97% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Muradov ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Muradov ended up connecting on 49% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 91 of 183. He landed 59 of 143 significant strikes to the head. Smith ended up connecting on 39 of 96 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 20 of 71 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that fight, Smith ended up connecting on 39 of 96 while Muradov was 91 of 183 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Nik Lentz faces off against Movsar Evloev. Lentz has a mark of 30-11-2. The 36-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Evloev stands 5'7" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-0-0. The 26-year-old reaches 72". When it comes to grappling, Nik Lentz gets a takedown 3.41 times per 15 min and Movsar Evloev scores a takedown 3.00 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Lentz connects on 3.46 strikes per min and is connecting on 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Movsar Evloev, who tags the opposition on 43% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 4.44 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Zhalgas Zhumagulov is set to enter the Octagon with Amir Albazi. Albazi walks into the cage with a record of 13-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Zhumagulov measures in at 5'4" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The switch fighter has a career mark of 13-4-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 66". Concerning grappling, Amir Albazi is able to thwart 40% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 100% of his tries. Zhumagulov is taking his opponents down on 18% of his tries and is able to stop 20% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Albazi takes 0.64 strikes per minute and he is dealing 2.55 strikes per min. Zhumagulov, on the contrary, is absorbing 3.47 strikes/min and deals 4.40 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Makhmud Muradov (-135)
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