Modestas Bukauskas vs Michal Oleksiejczuk Pick, 3/27/2021 Predictions UFC 260 Odds
Modestas Bukauskas vs Michal Oleksiejczuk
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Modestas Bukauskas will enter the Octagon against Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC 260 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The opener has Bukauskas coming in at +130 while Oleksiejczuk is priced at -150.
Modestas "The Baltic Gladiator" Bukauskas walks into the Octagon with a mark of 11-3-0. The 27-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The switch fighter reaches 78". Michal "Lord" Oleksiejczuk stands in at 6'0" and weighs 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 14-4-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Regarding significant strikes, Modestas Bukauskas connects on 3.56 per minute while Michal Oleksiejczuk is connecting on 4.83 significant strikes per min. Bukauskas is landing 37% of the significant strikes he tries while Oleksiejczuk is connecting on 56%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Baltic Gladiator" allows 5.70 significant strikes per minute and "Lord" takes 2.91. Bukauskas also defends against 42% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Oleksiejczuk is able to thwart 69% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 260||Modestas Bukauskas||Michal Oleksiejczuk|
|Average Fight Time||3:31||5:43|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.56||4.83|
Concerning wrestling, Modestas Bukauskas is the lesser skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.60 times per 3 rounds. Bukauskas is scoring a takedown on 30% of the times he tries and thwarting 50% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Oleksiejczuk is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his takedown tries and defending 35% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Bukauskas is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.7 subs per 15 minutes while Oleksiejczuk attempts 0.4 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Modestas Bukauskas fought Jimmy Crute and took a loss on the night by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Crute ended up landing 18 of 25 total strikes that he let go. Bukauskas walked away from this fight having landed 7 of 17 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Crute ended up landing 17 of 24, which means his percentage was 70%. He ended up landing 8 of 14 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Bukauskas ended up landing 41% of his significant strikes by landing 7 of 17. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 2 of 11 pointed at the head. 82% of the significant strikes connected on by Crute and 100% of them landed by Bukauskas were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Michal Oleksiejczuk, he fought Jimmy Crute and wound up taking the loss via a kimura from side control in round 1. Oleksiejczuk landed 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 3 of 6. He landed 3 of 6 significant strikes directed at the head. Crute connected on 2 of 8 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 2 of 7 to the head. When discussing total strikes thrown, Crute connected on 13 of 23 and Oleksiejczuk was 7 of 10 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Shane Young squares up against Omar Morales. Young walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Morales measures in at 5'11" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 10-1-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 73". Regarding grappling, Shane Young takes his opponents to the mat 0.73 times per 3 rds while Omar Morales takes his opponents down 0.29 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Young connects for an average of 6.01 strikes/min and connects on 40% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Omar Morales, who is connecting on 34% of the strikes he has attempted and lands an average of 3.39 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Abu Azaitar is set to clash with Marc-Andre Barriault. Barriault steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Azaitar stands 5'9" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 14-2-1. The 35-year-old stretches 76". Regarding takedowns, Marc-Andre Barriault is stopping 69% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 28% of his tries. Azaitar is taking his opponents to the mat on 80% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 25% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Barriault takes 4.12 strikes/minute while he is landing 4.25 strikes/min. Azaitar, on the contrary, absorbs 1.27 strikes/min and connects on 3.20 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Modestas Bukauskas (+130)
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