Makwan Amirkhani vs Kamuela Kirk Pick, 6/5/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 28 Odds
Makwan Amirkhani vs Kamuela Kirk
UFC Vegas 28
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Makwan Amirkhani will enter the Octagon with Kamuela Kirk at UFC Vegas 28 on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The opening moneyline has Amirkhani at -275 while Kirk is at +215.
Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani will be looking to add a win to his career record of 16-5-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 72". Kamuela "The Jawaiian" Kirk stands 5'10" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his record of 11-4-0. The 27-year-old stretches 75". In terms of significant strikes, Makwan Amirkhani is connecting on 1.42 per min while Kamuela Kirk is connecting on 5.31 significant strikes per minute. Amirkhani is landing 44% of the significant strikes he tries and Kirk connects on 57%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Mr. Finland" absorbs 2.63 significant strikes per min while "The Jawaiian" allows 12.25. Amirkhani also stops 51% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Kirk stops 21% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 28||Makwan Amirkhani||Kamuela Kirk|
|Average Fight Time||9:53||10:22|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.42||5.31|
Regarding wrestling, Makwan Amirkhani is the more efficient wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 3.37 times per 3 rds. Amirkhani is getting his opponent to the mat on 37% of his attempts and is defending 57% of all takedowns attempted on him. Kirk is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his takedown attempts and is defending 80% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Amirkhani is the more apt fighter by attempting 1.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Kirk looks to get 0.7 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Makwan Amirkhani went up against Edson Barboza and walked away with a loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Barboza ended up landing 34 of 77 total strikes attempted in that contest. Amirkhani walked away from this fight having landed 25 of 59 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Barboza ended up landing 32 of 74, which gave him a percentage of 43%. He ended up landing 8 of 42 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Amirkhani landed 28% of his significant strikes by sticking 11 of 39. Of all the significant strikes, he was 10 of 36 to the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Barboza and 90% of them landed by Amirkhani were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Kamuela Kirk, he squared up with Billy Quarantillo and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Quarantillo ended up connecting on 71% of his significant strikes at distance and Kirk landed 54% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Kirk ended up connecting on 57% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 55 of 95. He connected on 43 of 80 significant strikes directed at the head. Quarantillo landed 127 of 161 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 84 of 114 to the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Quarantillo connected on 159 of 199 while Kirk was 72 of 118 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Tanner Boser squares up with Ilir Latifi. Boser comes into this fight with a mark of 19-7-1. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 255 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Latifi stands 5'10" and tips the scales at 230 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-8-0. The 37-year-old extends his reach 73". When it comes to grappling, Tanner Boser is able to score a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rds while Ilir Latifi is able to score a takedown 2.02 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Boser tags his opponents 4.54 strikes per minute and is landing 55% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Ilir Latifi, who tags the opposition on 40% of the strikes he has tried and lands 2.01 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Muslim Salikhov is set to clash with Francisco Trinaldo. Trinaldo walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 26-7-0. The 42-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 70". Salikhov stands in at 5'11" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 17-2-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In the category of takedowns, Francisco Trinaldo deflects 61% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown attempts on 46% of the times he tries. Salikhov is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to curb 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Trinaldo is absorbing 2.56 strikes/min and he is dishing out 3.11 strikes per min. Salikhov, moreover, absorbs 2.29 strikes per min and dishes out 2.85 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Makwan Amirkhani (-275)
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