Arman Tsarukyan vs Nasrat Haqparast Pick, 1/23/2021 Predictions UFC 257 Odds
Arman Tsarukyan vs Nasrat Haqparast
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Arman Tsarukyan will battle Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The opening odds have Tsarukyan at -290 while Haqparast is priced at +245.
Arman "Ahalkalakets" Tsarukyan steps into the cage holding a record of 15-2-0. The 24-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Nasrat Haqparast stands 5'10" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career record of 12-3-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 72". With respect to significant strikes, Arman Tsarukyan is landing 3.36 per minute while Nasrat Haqparast lands 5.63 significant strikes per minute. Tsarukyan is landing 43% of the significant strikes he tries while Haqparast connects on 47%. In terms of defending themselves, "Ahalkalakets" takes 1.56 significant strikes per minute while Haqparast allows 3.18. Tsarukyan also thwarts 59% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Haqparast is able to stop 74% of them.
In terms of takedowns, Arman Tsarukyan is the more competent wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.33 times per 3 rds. Tsarukyan is taking his opponents to the canvas on 14% of his tries and stuffing 76% of the takedowns his opponents try. Haqparast is taking his opponents down on 25% of his takedown tries and stuffing 81% of the attempts against him. In terms of submissions, Tsarukyan is the more capable fighter by going for 0.8 finishes per 3 rounds while Haqparast tries 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Arman Tsarukyan squared up with Davi Ramos and got a win for the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Ramos ended up landing 49 of 122 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Tsarukyan walked away from this fight having landed 118 of 227 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Ramos ended up landing 33 of 103, which gave him a rate of 32%. He ended up landing 20 of 82 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Tsarukyan landed 46% of his significant strikes by landing 91 of 197. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 60 of 160 aimed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Ramos and 87% of them landed by Tsarukyan were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Nasrat Haqparast, he fought Alexander Munoz and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Munoz ended up connecting on 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Haqparast ended up landing 99% of his significant strikes at distance. Haqparast ended up landing 48% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 104 of 215. He landed 93 of 201 significant strikes directed at the head. Munoz connected on 37 of 144 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 32 of 136 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Munoz was 40 of 147 and Haqparast ended up connecting on 108 of 219 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Brad Tavares takes on Antonio Carlos Junior. Tavares comes into this bout with a mark of 17-7-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Carlos Junior measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 11-4-0. The 30-year-old stretches 79". When it comes to grappling, Brad Tavares is able to score a takedown 1.03 times per 15 minutes while Antonio Carlos Junior is able to score a takedown 3.70 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Tavares is landing 3.00 strikes per min and connects on 40% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Antonio Carlos Junior, who is landing 44% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 1.91 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Marcin Prachnio is set to enter the Octagon with Khalil Rountree. Rountree walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter stretches 76". Prachnio stands 6'3" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 13-5-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of grappling, Khalil Rountree is preventing 46% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedowns on 37% of the times he tries. Prachnio is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 10% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Rountree takes 2.85 strikes/minute while he is connecting on 3.01 strikes per min. Prachnio, on the other side, absorbs 4.38 strikes per min and is dealing 3.26 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arman Tsarukyan (-290)
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