Sasha Palatnikov vs Ramiz Brahimaj Pick, 8/21/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 34 Odds
Sasha Palatnikov vs Ramiz Brahimaj
UFC Vegas 34
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Sasha Palatnikov will take on Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Vegas 34 on . The moneyline has Palatnikov priced at +106 while Brahimaj is coming in at -130.
Sasha Palatnikov looks to add a victory to his record of 6-3-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands 6'1". The switch fighter stretches 72". Ramiz Brahimaj stands in at 5'10" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 8-3-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 72". Regarding significant strikes, Sasha Palatnikov lands 7.58 per minute while Ramiz Brahimaj connects on 3.73 significant strikes per min. Palatnikov is landing 52% of the significant strikes he attempts while Brahimaj connects on 36%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Palatnikov takes 6.15 significant strikes per min while Brahimaj takes 6.14. Palatnikov also stops 52% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Brahimaj is able to thwart 55% of them.
|UFC Vegas 34||Sasha Palatnikov||Ramiz Brahimaj|
|Average Fight Time||9:07||12:03|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||7.58||3.73|
In terms of wrestling, Sasha Palatnikov is the more skilled grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.82 times per 3 rounds. Palatnikov is scoring a takedown on 80% of his tries and stuffing 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. Brahimaj is scoring a takedown on 20% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 70% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Palatnikov is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.8 finishes per 3 rds while Brahimaj looks to get 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Sasha Palatnikov squared up with Impa Kasanganay and walked away with a loss by way of rear naked choke in round 2. Kasanganay ended up landing 21 of 41 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Palatnikov walked away from this fight having landed 31 of 43 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Kasanganay landed 13 of 29, which gave him a rate of 44%. He landed 11 of 26 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Palatnikov ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes by connecting on 13 of 24. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 6 of 16 to the head. 76% of the significant strikes landed by Kasanganay and 53% of them landed by Palatnikov were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Ramiz Brahimaj, he fought Max Griffin and walked away with a loss via an elbow to the head in round 3. Griffin connected on 98% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Brahimaj ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Brahimaj ended up landing 36% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 45 of 123. He connected on 40 of 112 significant strikes directed at the head. Griffin ended up landing 74 of 167 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 50 of 135 to the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Griffin ended up connecting on 82 of 175 and Brahimaj landed 46 of 124 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jared Cannonier opposes Kelvin Gastelum. Cannonier holds a career record of 13-5-0. The 37-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The switch fighter extends his reach 77". Gastelum comes in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 17-7-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 71". In the grappling category, Jared Cannonier is averaging a takedown 0.16 times per 3 rounds and Kelvin Gastelum is able to score a takedown 1.16 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Cannonier is landing 3.70 strikes/min and connects on 52% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Kelvin Gastelum, who tags his opponent on 42% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.52 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Mark Madsen is set to take on Clay Guida. Guida looks to add a win to his record of 36-17-0. The 39-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Madsen measures 5'8" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 10-0-0. The 36-year-old reaches 72". Concerning wrestling, Clay Guida is able to defend against 68% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is scoring a takedown on 38% of the times he tries. Madsen is taking his opponents to the mat on 64% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Guida absorbs 2.57 strikes per minute while he dishes out 2.44 strikes per minute. Madsen, moreover, is taking 2.53 strikes per minute and connects on 2.28 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sasha Palatnikov (+106)
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