Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus Pick, 7/31/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 33 Odds
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus
UFC Vegas 33
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Shamil Abdurakhimov will face off against Chris Daukaus at UFC Vegas 33 on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The opening moneyline has Abdurakhimov coming in at +154 while Daukaus is at -192.
Shamil "Abrek" Abdurakhimov walks into the Octagon with a record of 20-5-0. The 39-year-old tips the scales at 235 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Chris Daukaus comes in at 6'3" and is fighting at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 11-3-0. The 31-year-old has an arm span of 76". In the category of significant strikes, Shamil Abdurakhimov connects on 2.45 per minute and Chris Daukaus connects on 11.78 significant strikes per min. Abdurakhimov connects on 44% of the significant strikes he tries while Daukaus connects on 61%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Abrek" takes 2.45 significant strikes per min while Daukaus takes 3.22. Abdurakhimov also defends 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Daukaus prevents 65% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 33||Shamil Abdurakhimov||Chris Daukaus|
|Average Fight Time||10:43||2:23|
|Weight||235 lbs||250 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.45||11.78|
In terms of wrestling, Shamil Abdurakhimov is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.23 times per 15 min. Abdurakhimov is finishing his takedown attempts on 24% of the times he tries and stopping 47% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Daukaus is taking his opponents to the canvas on 30% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 90% of the tries against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Abdurakhimov is the more skilled technician by trying 0.2 submissions per 15 min while Daukaus tries 0.1 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his previous bout, Shamil Abdurakhimov went up against Curtis Blaydes and wound up losing the fight by way of an elbow to the head in round 2. Blaydes ended up landing 46 of 74 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Abdurakhimov ended the night having landed 3 of 8 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Blaydes ended up landing 25 of 43, giving him a percentage of 58%. He landed 23 of 41 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Abdurakhimov landed 37% of his significant strikes by sticking 3 of 8. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 3 of 7 aimed at the head. 8% of the significant strikes landed by Blaydes and 100% of them connected on by Abdurakhimov were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Chris Daukaus, he went up against Aleksei Oleinik and wound up getting the victory via a punch to the head in round 1. Oleinik ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Daukaus connected on 82% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Daukaus ended up landing 60% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 34 of 56. He landed 32 of 54 significant strikes directed at the head. Oleinik ended up landing 5 of 10 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 3 of 8 directed at the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Oleinik ended up landing 6 of 11 and Daukaus ended up landing 34 of 56 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Kyung Ho Kang squares up with Rani Yahya. Ho Kang will be looking to add a win to his record of 17-8-0. The 33-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Yahya stands in at 5'6" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 27-10-1. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 67". In the grappling category, Kyung Ho Kang takes his opponents to the mat 2.53 times per 3 rds while Rani Yahya gets a takedown 2.89 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Ho Kang connects on 2.52 strikes/min and connects on 44% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Rani Yahya, who lands 37% of his attempted strikes and connects on 1.57 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Roman Kopylov is set to square up in the Octagon against Sam Alvey. Alvey has a record of 33-15-1. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 75". Kopylov stands in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 8-1-0. The 30-year-old reaches 75". Regarding takedowns, Sam Alvey stops 82% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is getting his opponent to the mat on 16% of his tries. Kopylov is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his tries and defends against 66% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Alvey takes 3.44 strikes per minute while he lands 3.20 strikes per min. Kopylov, on the other side, is absorbing 3.07 strikes per min and is dishing out 2.64 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chris Daukaus (-192)
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