Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Kennedy Nzechukwu will take on Carlos Ulberg at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The line has Nzechukwu priced at +205 while Ulberg is priced at -245.
Kennedy "African Savage" Nzechukwu walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-1-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures 6'5". The southpaw fighter reaches 83". Carlos "Black Jag" Ulberg comes in at 6'4" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 5-0-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 77". Concerning significant strikes, Kennedy Nzechukwu is connecting on 4.57 per min while Carlos Ulberg connects on 4.92 significant strikes per min. Nzechukwu is landing 39% of the significant strikes he tries and Ulberg is connecting on 45%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "African Savage" allows 3.69 significant strikes per min while "Black Jag" takes 3.44. Nzechukwu also curbs 55% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Ulberg is able to stop 66% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 259||Kennedy Nzechukwu||Carlos Ulberg|
|Average Fight Time||11:32||2:02|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.57||4.92|
Concerning takedowns, Kennedy Nzechukwu is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.30 times per 3 rds. Nzechukwu is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of his tries and stopping 78% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Ulberg is scoring a takedown on 20% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 40% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Nzechukwu is the more apt fighter by trying 0.7 finishes per 3 rds while Ulberg looks to get 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Kennedy Nzechukwu faced Darko Stosic and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Stosic landed 63 of 137 total strikes that he let go. Nzechukwu ended the night having landed 50 of 123 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Stosic ended up landing 60 of 134, which gave him a rate of 44%. He ended up landing 21 of 80 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Nzechukwu ended up landing 40% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 50 of 123. Of those significant strikes, he was 38 of 102 to the head. 80% of the significant strikes landed by Stosic and 94% of them landed by Nzechukwu were done at distance.
In the last fight for Carlos Ulberg, he fought Bruno Oliveira and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Ulberg ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 10 of 22. He landed 5 of 13 significant strikes aimed at the head. Oliveira landed 7 of 21 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 2 of 10 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown, Oliveira connected on 7 of 21 and Ulberg was 10 of 22 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Sean Brady goes up against Jake Matthews. Brady walks into the cage with a mark of 13-0-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Matthews measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-4-0. The 26-year-old reaches 73". When it comes to grappling, Sean Brady is averaging a takedown 3.26 times per 3 rds and Jake Matthews is able to score a takedown 2.09 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Brady lands 5.44 strikes/min and is connecting on 55% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Jake Matthews, who tags his opponent on 46% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.15 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Aalon Cruz is set to clash with Uros Medic. Medic looks to add a win to his total of 6-0-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Cruz stands 6'0" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 8-3-0. The 31-year-old reaches 78". Regarding takedowns, Uros Medic thwarts 30% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of the times he tries. Cruz is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of the attempts he tries and prevents 30% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Medic is taking 0.91 strikes/min and he dishes out 14.55 strikes/minute. Cruz, on the other hand, is absorbing 6.99 strikes/min and connects on 8.37 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carlos Ulberg (-245)
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