Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev Pick, 2/27/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 20 Odds
Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev
UFC Vegas 20
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Nikita Krylov will face off against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The line has Krylov coming in at +290 while Ankalaev is at -350.
Nikita "The Miner" Krylov walks into the Octagon with a record of 27-7-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Magomed Ankalaev measures 6'3" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 14-1-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 75". In terms of significant strikes, Nikita Krylov connects on 4.54 per min and Magomed Ankalaev is landing 3.58 significant strikes per minute. Krylov lands 59% of the significant strikes he attempts while Ankalaev is landing 56%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Miner" absorbs 2.45 significant strikes per min while Ankalaev allows 1.36. Krylov also curbs 41% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Ankalaev is able to thwart 68% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 20||Nikita Krylov||Magomed Ankalaev|
|Average Fight Time||6:37||8:06|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.54||3.58|
In the category of takedowns, Nikita Krylov is the more apt grappler as he scores a takedown 1.40 times per 15 minutes. Krylov is getting his opponent to the mat on 38% of his tries and is stuffing 52% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Ankalaev is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 85% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Krylov is the more capable fighter by trying 1.6 subs per 15 minutes while Ankalaev attempts 0.4 subs per 15 min.
In his last bout, Nikita Krylov faced Johnny Walker and wound up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Walker ended up landing 91 of 112 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Krylov ended the night having landed 128 of 148 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Walker ended up landing 37 of 50, which gave him a percentage of 74%. He landed 33 of 45 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Krylov landed 77% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 45 of 58. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 38 of 49 to the head. 27% of the significant strikes connected on by Walker and 22% of them connected on by Krylov were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Magomed Ankalaev, he faced off with Ion Cutelaba and wound up taking home the victory via a punch to the head in round 1. Cutelaba ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Ankalaev ended up connecting on 66% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Ankalaev connected on 51% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 21 of 41. He ended up landing 17 of 36 significant strikes to the head. Cutelaba ended up landing 11 of 36 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 27 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Cutelaba ended up landing 11 of 36 while Ankalaev landed 21 of 41 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Pedro Munhoz enters the Octagon against Jimmie Rivera. Munhoz steps into the Octagon with a record of 18-5-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 65". Rivera comes in at 5'4" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 23-4-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". Regarding grappling, Pedro Munhoz takes his opponents to the mat 0.76 times per 15 min while Jimmie Rivera is averaging a takedown 0.86 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Munhoz lands 5.53 strikes/min and is landing 43% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Jimmie Rivera, who connects on 41% of his attempted strikes and connects on 3.99 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Kevin Croom is set to square up with Alex Caceres. Caceres will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 17-12-0. The 32-year-old weighs 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Croom stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 21-12-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In terms of wrestling, Alex Caceres deflects 59% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 76% of his attempts. Croom is taking his opponents down on 40% of his tries and stops 80% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Caceres absorbs 2.91 strikes/min and he is dishing out 4.15 per min. Croom, on the other side, absorbs 3.87 strikes per min and lands 9.68 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Magomed Ankalaev (-350)
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