Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir Pick, 10/30/2021 Predictions UFC 267 Odds
Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Magomed Ankalaev will enter the Octagon with Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The moneyline has Ankalaev at -340 while Oezdemir is at +260.
Magomed Ankalaev steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-1-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Volkan "No Time" Oezdemir measures in at 6'2" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 17-5-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 75". When talking about significant strikes, Magomed Ankalaev connects on 3.41 per min while Volkan Oezdemir is connecting on 5.03 significant strikes per minute. Ankalaev is connecting on 53% of the significant strikes he tries while Oezdemir connects on 45%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, Ankalaev absorbs 1.78 significant strikes per minute while "No Time" allows 4.24. Ankalaev also defends 65% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Oezdemir thwarts 55% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC 267||Magomed Ankalaev||Volkan Oezdemir|
|Average Fight Time||9:05||9:13|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.41||5.03|
Regarding grappling, Magomed Ankalaev is the more efficient grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.18 times per 3 rounds. Ankalaev is scoring a takedown on 33% of his attempts and stopping 85% of all takedown tries against him. Oezdemir is taking his opponents to the mat on 20% of his takedown tries and thwarting 80% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the sub, Ankalaev is the more apt fighter by attempting 0.6 subs per 15 minutes while Oezdemir goes for 0.4 subs per 15 min.
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In his last bout, Magomed Ankalaev fought Nikita Krylov and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Krylov ended up landing 58 of 132 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Ankalaev finished this fight landing 89 of 143 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Krylov landed 47 of 120, giving him a percentage of 39%. He finished the fight landing 18 of 78 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Ankalaev landed 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 43 of 92. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 37 of 83 pointed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Krylov and 67% of them landed by Ankalaev were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Volkan Oezdemir, he went up against Jiri Prochazka and wound up losing the fight by a punch to the head in round 2. Prochazka ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Oezdemir ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Oezdemir connected on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 41 of 92. He connected on 30 of 76 significant strikes to the head. Prochazka landed 33 of 73 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 29 of 67 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Prochazka ended up connecting on 33 of 73 while Oezdemir landed 44 of 95 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Ricardo Ramos battles Zubaira Tukhugov. Ramos will be looking to add a victory to his total of 15-3-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Tukhugov stands 5'8" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 19-5-1. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 68". When it comes to grappling, Ricardo Ramos takes his opponents to the mat 3.08 times per 15 minutes and Zubaira Tukhugov scores a takedown 2.54 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Ramos tags his opponents 3.10 strikes per min and connects on 41% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Zubaira Tukhugov, who tags his opponent on 38% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 2.54 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Roman Kopylov is set to go up against Albert Duraev. Duraev comes into this bout holding a record of 14-3-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Kopylov stands in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 8-1-0. The 30-year-old stretches 75". Concerning grappling, Albert Duraev is able to defend against 40% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 80% of his attempts. Kopylov is taking his opponents down on 50% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 66% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Duraev is absorbing 0.29 strikes/minute and he deals 0.57 strikes/min. Kopylov, on the contrary, absorbs 3.07 strikes per min and lands 2.64 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Volkan Oezdemir (+260)
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