Punahele Soriano vs Dusko Todorovic Pick, 1/16/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 1 Odds
Punahele Soriano vs Dusko Todorovic
UFC on ABC 1
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Punahele Soriano will face off with Dusko Todorovic at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The opening line has Soriano coming in at +140 while Todorovic is priced at -160.
Punahele "Puna" Soriano will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 5'11". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Dusko "Thunder" Todorovic measures in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 10-0-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 74". When talking about significant strikes, Punahele Soriano is connecting on 3.99 per min and Dusko Todorovic is landing 8.04 significant strikes per minute. Soriano is landing 42% of the significant strikes he tries and Todorovic lands 67%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Puna" allows 2.41 significant strikes per min and "Thunder" absorbs 5.25. Soriano also stops 46% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Todorovic prevents 44% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to grappling, Punahele Soriano is the more efficient grappler as he gets a takedown 3.28 times per 3 rounds. Soriano is scoring a takedown on 80% of his tries and is stuffing 4500% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Todorovic is getting his opponent to the mat on 6% of his takedown tries and is stopping 45% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Soriano is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Todorovic looks to get 0.6 submissions per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Punahele Soriano fought Oskar Piechota and ended up getting the victory in the fight by a punch to the head in round 1. Piechota ended up landing 11 of 20 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Soriano ended the night having landed 26 of 46 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Piechota landed 8 of 17, which means his percentage was 47%. He ended up landing 4 of 11 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Soriano ended up landing 59% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 26 of 44. Of those significant strikes, he was 20 of 37 pointed at the head. 37% of the significant strikes landed by Piechota and 38% of them landed by Soriano were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Dusko Todorovic, he faced off with Dequan Townsend and wound up taking home the victory via punches to the head from the mount position in round 2. Townsend ended up connecting on 76% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Todorovic connected on 45% of his significant strikes at distance. Todorovic connected on 63% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 85 of 134. He ended up landing 66 of 114 significant strikes directed at the head. Townsend ended up connecting on 13 of 41 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 28 to the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Townsend connected on 21 of 49 while Todorovic ended up connecting on 109 of 167 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Phillip Hawes opposes Nassourdine Imavov. 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". 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". In terms of takedowns, Phillip Hawes takes his opponents to the mat 1.68 times per 15 min and Nassourdine Imavov is able to score a takedown 1.00 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Hawes connects for an average of 4.14 strikes/min and connecting on 49% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Nassourdine Imavov, who tags his opponent on 61% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 4.53 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Tom Breese is set to battle Omari Akhmedov. 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". Concerning wrestling, Omari Akhmedov defends against 65% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is scoring a takedown on 50% of his attempts. Breese is taking his opponents to the mat on 35% of his attempts and is able to deflect 75% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Akhmedov takes 2.69 strikes per minute and he is connecting on 2.92 strikes/minute. Breese, at the same time, takes 2.68 strikes per min and deals 3.77 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Punahele Soriano (+140)
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