Junyong Park vs Tafon Nchukwi Pick, 5/8/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 26 Odds
Junyong Park vs Tafon Nchukwi
UFC Vegas 26
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Junyong Park will enter the Octagon with Tafon Nchukwi at UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The opening line has Park coming in at +120 while Nchukwi is coming in at -140.
Junyong "The Iron Turtle" Park looks to add a victory to his total of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Tafon "Da Don" Nchukwi measures 6'0" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 5-0-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 77". In terms of significant strikes, Junyong Park connects on 4.24 per min while Tafon Nchukwi connects on 7.59 significant strikes per min. Park is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he throws and Nchukwi is landing 55%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Iron Turtle" allows 2.90 significant strikes per min and "Da Don" absorbs 4.31. Park also stops 59% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Nchukwi is able to defend against 52% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 26||Junyong Park||Tafon Nchukwi|
|Average Fight Time||13:13||11:01|
|Weight||185 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.24||7.59|
In terms of grappling, Junyong Park is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 3.40 times per 15 min. Park is getting his opponent to the mat on 64% of the times he tries and is defending 45% of all takedowns attempted on him. Nchukwi is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of his takedown tries and is defending 75% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Park is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.2 subs per 3 rds while Nchukwi tries 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Junyong Park faced John Phillips and wound up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Phillips ended up landing 13 of 25 total strikes attempted in that contest. Park finished this fight landing 260 of 350 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Phillips ended up landing 5 of 14, giving him a percentage of 35%. He landed 1 of 10 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Park ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by connecting on 10 of 21. Of those significant strikes, he landed 10 of 21 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Phillips and 20% of them connected on by Park were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Tafon Nchukwi, he went up against Jamie Pickett and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Pickett ended up connecting on 97% of his significant strikes at distance while Nchukwi ended up landing 49% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Nchukwi ended up landing 64% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 120 of 187. He ended up landing 70 of 133 significant strikes directed at the head. Pickett landed 40 of 81 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 28 of 68 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go, Pickett ended up connecting on 40 of 81 and Nchukwi ended up landing 159 of 234 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Amanda Ribas enters the Octagon against Angela Hill. Ribas holds a record of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Hill measures 5'3" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 13-9-0. The 36-year-old stretches 64". When it comes to grappling, Amanda Ribas is able to score a takedown 2.31 times per 15 min and Angela Hill takes her opponents to the canvas 0.45 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Ribas tags his opponents 4.25 strikes/minute and is connecting on 44% of her attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Angela Hill, who is landing 50% of the strikes she attempts and lands 5.66 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Michelle Waterson is set to face off against Marina Rodriguez. Rodriguez comes into this fight with a record of 13-1-2. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 115 lbs. and measures 5' 6". The orthodox fighter stretches 65". Waterson measures 5' 3" and weighs 115 lbs.. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 18-8-0. The 35-year-old stretches 62". Regarding takedowns, Marina Rodriguez curbs 59% of the takedowns her opponents try and is getting her opponent to the mat on 33% of her tries. Waterson is taking her opponents down on 34% of her tries and is able to stop 67% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Rodriguez is absorbing 3.16 strikes/minute while she is dealing 4.86 per min. Waterson, on the other hand, absorbs 4.00 strikes/min and is dishing out 3.58 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tafon Nchukwi (-140)
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