Joaquin Buckley vs Alessio Di Chirico Pick, 1/16/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 1 Odds
Joaquin Buckley vs Alessio Di Chirico
UFC on ABC 1
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Joaquin Buckley will face off with Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The opening odds have Buckley priced at -270 while Chirico is coming in at +230.
Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley will be looking to add a win to his career total of 12-3-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 76". Alessio "Manzo" Di Chirico stands in at 6'0" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 74". In the category of significant strikes, Joaquin Buckley is connecting on 4.89 per min and Alessio Di Chirico connects on 3.25 significant strikes per min. Buckley lands 38% of the significant strikes he tries while Di Chirico is connecting on 40%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "New Mansa" absorbs 5.46 significant strikes per minute and "Manzo" takes 3.28. Buckley also prevents 51% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Di Chirico thwarts 62% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning takedowns, Joaquin Buckley is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.66 times per 15 minutes. Buckley is getting his opponent to the mat on 16% of his tries and is stuffing 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Di Chirico is taking his opponents down on 45% of his takedown tries and thwarting 83% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Buckley is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 1.3 subs per 3 rounds while Di Chirico goes for 1.5 subs per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Joaquin Buckley fought Jordan Wright and ended up getting the victory in the fight by a punch to the head in round 2. Wright ended up landing 36 of 66 total strikes attempted in that fight. Buckley ended the night having landed 59 of 96 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Wright landed 18 of 47, which gave him a percentage of 38%. He ended up landing 5 of 32 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Buckley ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes by connecting on 43 of 80. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 31 of 63 to the head. 88% of the significant strikes connected on by Wright and 76% of them landed by Buckley were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Alessio Di Chirico, he fought Zak Cummings and walked away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Cummings landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Chirico landed 98% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Chirico ended up landing 33% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 53 of 157. He landed 33 of 127 significant strikes to the head. Cummings landed 54 of 139 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 34 of 115 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Cummings was 54 of 139 while Chirico was 53 of 157 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Punahele Soriano squares up in the Octagon against Dusko Todorovic. Soriano will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 5'11". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Todorovic measures in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 10-0-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 74". Regarding grappling, Punahele Soriano takes his opponents down 3.28 times per 15 min and Dusko Todorovic scores a takedown 0.65 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Soriano tags his opponents 3.99 strikes/min and connecting on 42% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Dusko Todorovic, who tags the opposition on 67% of his attempted strikes and connects on 8.04 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Nassourdine Imavov is set to encounter Phillip Hawes. Hawes comes into this fight holding a mark of 9-2-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Imavov comes in at 6'3" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 9-2-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 75". In terms of wrestling, Phillip Hawes is preventing 4000% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is scoring a takedown on 14% of his tries. Imavov is taking his opponents to the mat on 12% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 100% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Hawes is absorbing 4.81 strikes/minute while he is landing 4.14 strikes/min. Imavov, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.00 strikes/minute and is landing 4.53 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alessio Di Chirico (+230)
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