Phillip Hawes vs Nassourdine Imavov Pick, 1/16/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 1 Odds
Phillip Hawes vs Nassourdine Imavov
UFC on ABC 1
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Phillip Hawes will take on Nassourdine Imavov at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The odds have Hawes priced at -145 while Imavov is at +125.
Phillip "Megatron" Hawes comes into this fight holding a mark of 9-2-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Nassourdine Imavov Imavov comes in at 6'3" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 9-2-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Phillip Hawes is connecting on 4.14 per minute while Nassourdine Imavov is connecting on 4.53 significant strikes per minute. Hawes connects on 49% of the significant strikes he throws and Imavov is landing 61%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Megatron" takes 4.81 significant strikes per minute while Imavov takes 2.00. Hawes also stops 55% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Imavov is able to thwart 69% of the shots thrown his way.
When it comes to grappling, Phillip Hawes is the more efficient grappler as he gets a takedown 1.68 times per 15 min. Hawes is getting his opponent to the mat on 14% of the times he tries and is stopping 40% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Imavov is finishing his takedown tries on 12% of his takedown attempts and is defending 80% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Hawes is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 1.5 finishes per 15 minutes while Imavov tries 4.0 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Phillip Hawes fought Jacob Malkoun and wound up getting the victory by a punch to the head in round 1. Malkoun landed 0 of 2 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Hawes ended the night having landed 7 of 11 total strikes. He finished the fight landing 0 of 2 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Hawes landed 63% of his significant strikes by landing 7 of 11. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 7 of 11 pointed at the head. 33% of the significant strikes connected on by Malkoun and 71% of them landed by Hawes were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Nassourdine Imavov, he fought Jordan Williams and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Williams ended up connecting on 76% of his significant strikes at distance while Imavov ended up connecting on 70% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Imavov connected on 61% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 68 of 110. He ended up connecting on 50 of 90 significant strikes directed at the head. Williams landed 30 of 98 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 25 of 88 directed at the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Williams landed 62 of 137 and Imavov landed 81 of 126 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Omari Akhmedov squares up against Tom Breese. Akhmedov steps into the cage with a mark of 20-5-1. The 33-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Breese measures in at 6'3" and will fight at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 12-2-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 73". Regarding grappling, Omari Akhmedov gets his opposition to the mat 2.56 times per 3 rounds while Tom Breese is averaging a takedown 1.40 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Akhmedov lands an average of 2.92 strikes per minute and is landing 34% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Tom Breese, who lands 51% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 3.77 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Justin Tafa is set to go up against Carlos Felipe. Felipe steps into the cage with a mark of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old records a weight of 245 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Tafa measures 6'0" and will fight at 264 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career mark of 4-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 74". Regarding wrestling, Carlos Felipe is able to thwart 62% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his tries. Tafa is finishing his takedown tries on 35% of his attempts and is able to thwart 35% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Felipe absorbs 4.03 strikes/minute while he dishes out 4.07 strikes per min. Tafa, moreover, is taking 2.65 strikes per min and dishes out 3.86 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nassourdine Imavov (+125)
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