Phillip Hawes vs Nassourdine Imavov Pick, 2/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 19 Odds
Phillip Hawes vs Nassourdine Imavov
UFC Vegas 19
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Phillip Hawes will battle Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The odds have Hawes at -120 while Imavov is at +100.
Phillip "Megatron" Hawes has a career mark of 9-2-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 77". Nassourdine Imavov stands 6'3" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 9-2-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Phillip Hawes connects on 4.14 per min while Nassourdine Imavov connects on 4.53 significant strikes per min. Hawes lands 49% of the significant strikes he attempts while Imavov is connecting on 61%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Megatron" takes 4.81 significant strikes per minute while Imavov allows 2.00. Hawes also curbs 55% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Imavov defends against 69% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 19||Phillip Hawes||Nassourdine Imavov|
|Average Fight Time||2:59||15:00|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.14||4.53|
When it comes to wrestling, Phillip Hawes is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.68 times per 3 rounds. Hawes is taking his opponents to the canvas on 14% of his tries and thwarting 30% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Imavov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 12% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 90% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of submissions, Hawes is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Imavov goes for 4.0 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Phillip Hawes fought Jacob Malkoun and ended up winning this fight via a punch to the head in round 1. Malkoun landed 0 of 2 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Hawes finished this fight landing 7 of 11 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Malkoun landed 0 of 2. He finished the fight landing 0 of 2 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Hawes ended up landing 63% of his significant strikes by landing 7 of 11. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 7 of 11 aimed at the head. 33% of the significant strikes landed by Malkoun and 71% of them connected on by Hawes were done at distance.
In the last fight for Nassourdine Imavov, he faced off with Jordan Williams and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Williams connected on 76% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Imavov ended up connecting on 70% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Imavov ended up landing 61% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 68 of 110. He connected on 50 of 90 significant strikes directed at the head. Williams landed 30 of 98 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 25 of 88 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown, Williams landed 62 of 137 while Imavov ended up connecting on 81 of 126 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Andrei Arlovski enters the Octagon with Tom Aspinall. Arlovski will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 30-19-0. The 42-year-old records a weight of 240 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Aspinall measures in at 6'5" and is fighting at 256 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 78". Regarding grappling, Andrei Arlovski gets his opposition to the mat 0.48 times per 15 min while Tom Aspinall is able to score a takedown 6.43 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Arlovski is connecting on 3.48 strikes/minute and is landing 44% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Tom Aspinall, who lands 74% of his attempted strikes and lands 11.14 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Danny Chavez is set to go up against Jared Gordon. Gordon will be looking to add a win to his career record of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Chavez comes in at 5'8" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 11-3-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 67". Regarding takedowns, Jared Gordon is able to thwart 62% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is scoring a takedown on 41% of his attempts. Chavez is finishing his takedowns on 80% of the tries he takes and prevents 80% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Gordon is taking 3.35 strikes per minute and he is connecting on 5.55 strikes per min. Chavez, in contrast, takes 2.87 strikes/minute and lands 3.27 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nassourdine Imavov (+100)
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