Impa Kasanganay, Sasha Palatnikov, UFC on ABC 2 Picks, UFC Odds, Predictions
Impa Kasanganay vs Sasha Palatnikov
UFC on ABC 2
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Impa Kasanganay will take on Sasha Palatnikov at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The line has Kasanganay coming in at -290 while Palatnikov is coming in at +245.
Impa "Tshilobo" Kasanganay will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Sasha Palatnikov measures in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 6-2-0. The 32-year-old stretches 72". With respect to significant strikes, Impa Kasanganay is connecting on 5.36 per min while Sasha Palatnikov is connecting on 9.78 significant strikes per minute. Kasanganay connects on 49% of the significant strikes he tries while Palatnikov is landing 52%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Tshilobo" allows 3.52 significant strikes per min while Palatnikov absorbs 7.74. Kasanganay also deflects 60% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Palatnikov is able to curb 51% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC on ABC 2||Impa Kasanganay||Sasha Palatnikov|
|Average Fight Time||13:01||12:47|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.36||9.78|
Concerning takedowns, Impa Kasanganay is the more efficient grappler as he is able to score a takedown 1.44 times per 15 min. Kasanganay is getting his opponent to the mat on 83% of the times he tries and is stopping 63% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Palatnikov is finishing his takedown attempts on 80% of his takedown tries and thwarting 88% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the sub, Kasanganay is the more skilled technician by attempting 0.9 finishes per 15 min while Palatnikov looks to get 0.5 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Impa Kasanganay went up against Joaquin Buckley and walked away in defeat by way of a spinning kick to the head in round 2. Buckley landed 29 of 95 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Kasanganay finished this fight landing 31 of 85 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Buckley landed 29 of 94, which means his percentage was 30%. He ended up landing 19 of 79 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Kasanganay ended up landing 35% of his significant strikes by sticking 28 of 79. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 17 of 64 to the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Buckley and 100% of them landed by Kasanganay were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Sasha Palatnikov, he battled Louis Cosce and got a win for the night by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 3. Cosce ended up landing 58% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Palatnikov ended up landing 65% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Palatnikov ended up connecting on 52% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 125 of 237. He ended up connecting on 100 of 202 significant strikes directed at the head. Cosce ended up landing 99 of 206 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 76 of 172 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Cosce connected on 115 of 224 and Palatnikov was 160 of 275 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Nina Ansaroff meets Mackenzie Dern. Ansaroff will be looking to add a win to her career total of 10-6-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 64". Dern measures 5'4" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her total of 10-1-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 63". In the grappling category, Nina Ansaroff gets a takedown 0.29 times per 3 rounds and Mackenzie Dern takes her opponents to the canvas 0.28 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Ansaroff connects on 4.81 strikes per min and lands 47% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Mackenzie Dern, who is landing 38% of the strikes she has attempted and connects for an average of 3.74 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Kevin Holland is set to face off against Marvin Vettori. Vettori comes into this fight holding a mark of 16-4-1. The 27-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 74". Holland comes in at 6'3" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 21-6-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 81". In terms of grappling, Marvin Vettori deflects 78% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of the times he tries. Holland is finishing his takedowns on 45% of the tries he takes and thwarts 51% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Vettori is taking 3.19 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 4.78 strikes/minute. Holland, on the other hand, is taking 2.58 strikes per min and deals 4.14 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Impa Kasanganay (-290)
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