Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff Pick, 4/10/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 2 Odds
Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff
UFC on ABC 2
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Arnold Allen will take on Sodiq Yusuff at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The opening moneyline has Allen at +115 while Yusuff is coming in at -135.
Arnold "Almighty" Allen will be looking to add a victory to his total of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 70". Sodiq "Super" Yusuff comes in at 5'9" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 71". Regarding significant strikes, Arnold Allen is landing 3.19 per min and Sodiq Yusuff is landing 6.10 significant strikes per min. Allen is connecting on 41% of the significant strikes he attempts and Yusuff is connecting on 49%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Almighty" allows 2.00 significant strikes per minute and "Super" allows 4.06. Allen also deflects 67% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Yusuff deflects 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC on ABC 2||Arnold Allen||Sodiq Yusuff|
|Average Fight Time||14:12||10:18|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.19||6.10|
Regarding takedowns, Arnold Allen is the more effective grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.36 times per 3 rds. Allen is scoring a takedown on 52% of the times he tries and is stopping 76% of all takedowns attempted on him. Yusuff is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his takedown tries and thwarting 72% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Allen is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.5 submissions per 3 rounds while Yusuff looks to get 0.3 submissions per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Arnold Allen fought Nik Lentz and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Lentz ended up landing 63 of 190 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Allen ended the night having landed 68 of 137 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Lentz ended up landing 49 of 172, giving him a percentage of 28%. He ended up landing 25 of 140 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Allen landed 48% of his significant strikes by connecting on 63 of 131. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 58 of 124 to the head. 85% of the significant strikes connected on by Lentz and 96% of them connected on by Allen were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Sodiq Yusuff, he faced off with Andre Fili and wound up taking home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Fili ended up landing 93% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Yusuff ended up connecting on 68% of his significant strikes at distance. Yusuff connected on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 73 of 155. He landed 54 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. Fili landed 49 of 145 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 36 of 129 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Fili ended up landing 56 of 152 while Yusuff connected on 90 of 177 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Kyle Daukaus enters the Octagon with Aliaskhab Khizriev. Daukaus comes into this bout with a record of 10-1-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 76". Khizriev comes in at 5'9" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-0-0. The 30-year-old stretches 74". In the grappling category, Kyle Daukaus takes his opponents down 2.33 times per 15 minutes while Aliaskhab Khizriev is able to score a takedown 1.80 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Daukaus tags his opponents 3.69 strikes/minute and connects on 59% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Aliaskhab Khizriev, who is landing 83% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 6.00 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Julian Marquez is set to enter the Octagon with Sam Alvey. Alvey will be looking to add a victory to his record of 33-14-1. The 34-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and stands 6'2". The southpaw fighter stretches 75". Marquez measures in at 6'2" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 8-2-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 72". Concerning grappling, Sam Alvey deflects 82% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 16% of the times he tries. Marquez is finishing his takedowns on 40% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 53% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Alvey is taking 3.26 strikes per min and he lands 3.17 per minute. Marquez, notwithstanding, takes 2.98 strikes per min and dishes out 3.50 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sodiq Yusuff (-135)
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