Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus Pick, 9/25/2021 Predictions UFC 266 Odds
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Shamil Abdurakhimov will face off with Chris Daukaus at UFC 266 on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The opening moneyline has Abdurakhimov coming in at +172 while Daukaus is priced at -215.
Shamil "Abrek" Abdurakhimov steps into the cage with a mark of 20-5-0. The 40-year-old steps on the scale at 235 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Chris Daukaus comes in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 11-3-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 76". When talking about significant strikes, Shamil Abdurakhimov is connecting on 2.45 per minute while Chris Daukaus is landing 11.78 significant strikes per minute. Abdurakhimov is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he throws while Daukaus connects on 61%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Abrek" takes 2.45 significant strikes per min and Daukaus allows 3.22. Abdurakhimov also prevents 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Daukaus is able to deflect 65% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 266||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 the wrestling category, Shamil Abdurakhimov is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.23 times per 15 min. Abdurakhimov is getting his opponent to the mat on 24% of the times he tries and stopping 47% of the takedowns his opponents try. Daukaus is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 80% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Abdurakhimov is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Daukaus goes for 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Shamil Abdurakhimov fought Curtis Blaydes and walked away in defeat via an elbow to the head in round 2. Blaydes ended up landing 46 of 74 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Abdurakhimov walked away from this fight having landed 3 of 8 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Blaydes landed 25 of 43, which gave him a rate of 58%. He landed 23 of 41 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Abdurakhimov landed 37% of his significant strikes by connecting on 3 of 8. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 3 of 7 pointed at the head. 8% of the significant strikes landed by Blaydes and 100% of them connected on by Abdurakhimov were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Chris Daukaus, he faced off with Aleksei Oleinik and got a win for the night by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Oleinik ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Daukaus ended up landing 82% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Daukaus ended up landing 60% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 34 of 56. He ended up connecting on 32 of 54 significant strikes to the head. Oleinik connected on 5 of 10 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 3 of 8 to the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Oleinik landed 6 of 11 while Daukaus landed 34 of 56 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Uros Medic opposes Jalin Turner. Medic steps into the Octagon holding a record of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 71". Turner stands 6'3" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-5-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 77". When it comes to grappling, Uros Medic is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min and Jalin Turner takes his opponents to the mat 0.71 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Medic connects on 19.91 strikes per min and connects on 77% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Jalin Turner, who lands 47% of his attempted strikes and connects for an average of 6.20 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Nick Maximov is set to enter the Octagon with Karl Roberson. Roberson will be looking to add a win to his career record of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Maximov measures 6'0" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 6-0-0. The 23-year-old has a reach of 76". Concerning grappling, Karl Roberson curbs 45% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 57% of his attempts. Maximov is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his attempts and stops 20% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Roberson is taking 2.38 strikes per min while he is connecting on 2.87 per minute. Maximov, in contrast, is taking 0.33 strikes/min and is connecting on 2.47 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chris Daukaus (-215)
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