Edmen Shahbazyan vs Nassourdine Imavov Pick, 11/6/2021 Predictions UFC 268 Odds
Edmen Shahbazyan vs Nassourdine Imavov
Madison Square Garden in New York City
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Edmen Shahbazyan will enter the Octagon against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 268 on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The opening line has Shahbazyan at +118 while Imavov is priced at -144.
Edmen "The Golden Boy" Shahbazyan comes into this bout holding a record of 11-2-0. The 23-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Nassourdine Imavov stands in at 6'3" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 10-3-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 75". With respect to significant strikes, Edmen Shahbazyan is landing 3.46 per minute while Nassourdine Imavov is connecting on 4.30 significant strikes per min. Shahbazyan connects on 49% of the significant strikes he tries and Imavov is landing 54%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Golden Boy" absorbs 4.10 significant strikes per minute while Imavov takes 2.23. Shahbazyan also curbs 48% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Imavov curbs 58% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 268||Edmen Shahbazyan||Nassourdine Imavov|
|Average Fight Time||6:29||12:43|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.46||4.30|
When it comes to wrestling, Edmen Shahbazyan is the more apt grappler as he gets a takedown 2.97 times per 15 minutes. Shahbazyan is scoring a takedown on 40% of his tries and is defending 55% of all takedown tries against him. Imavov is getting his opponent to the mat on 22% of his takedown attempts and stopping 69% of the attempts against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Shahbazyan is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.7 finishes per 3 rds while Imavov tries 1.6 finishes per 15 minutes.
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The last time he fought, Edmen Shahbazyan squared up with Jack Hermansson and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Hermansson ended up landing 141 of 192 total strikes attempted in that contest. Shahbazyan finished this fight landing 42 of 94 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Hermansson ended up landing 55 of 100, which gave him a percentage of 55%. He ended up landing 44 of 82 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Shahbazyan landed 43% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 40 of 92. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 34 of 84 pointed at the head. 36% of the significant strikes connected on by Hermansson and 75% of them landed by Shahbazyan were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Nassourdine Imavov, he fought Ian Heinisch and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 2. Heinisch ended up connecting on 91% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Imavov landed 74% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Imavov landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 39 of 96. He connected on 32 of 82 significant strikes to the head. Heinisch ended up landing 24 of 52 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 4 of 25 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Heinisch was 25 of 53 while Imavov landed 46 of 103 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Gian Villante enters the Octagon against Chris Barnett. Villante has a record of 17-13-0. The 36-year-old weighs in at 230 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Barnett measures in at 5'9" and weighs in at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 21-7-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 75". In terms of takedowns, Gian Villante takes his opponents to the canvas 0.46 times per 3 rounds while Chris Barnett is able to score a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Villante is connecting on 4.39 strikes/minute and connecting on 43% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Chris Barnett, who tags the opposition on 38% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 4.64 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when John Allan is set to square up in the Octagon with Aleksa Camur. Camur will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 6-2-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Allan measures 6'1" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 13-6-0. The 28-year-old stretches 75". In terms of grappling, Aleksa Camur is thwarting 50% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown tries on 25% of his attempts. Allan is taking his opponents down on 71% of the tries he takes and thwarts 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Camur is absorbing 3.15 strikes/min and he is dealing 4.78 per min. Allan, on the other hand, absorbs 4.01 strikes per minute and connects on 2.95 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmen Shahbazyan (+118)
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