Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev Pick, 10/22/2022 Predictions UFC 280 Odds
Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Abubakar Nurmagomedov will face off against Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at UFC 280 on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The opening line has Nurmagomedov at -175 while Omargadzhiev is at +150.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov looks to add a win to his career record of 16-3-1. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Gadzhi Omargadzhiev stands 6'1" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The switch fighter holds a career mark of 13-1-0. The 29-year-old reaches 71". With respect to significant strikes, Abubakar Nurmagomedov is landing 3.59 per min and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev is connecting on 1.21 significant strikes per minute. Nurmagomedov is connecting on 49% of the significant strikes he throws and Omargadzhiev connects on 41%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Nurmagomedov allows 2.52 significant strikes per minute and Omargadzhiev takes 1.81. Nurmagomedov also stops 69% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Omargadzhiev prevents 38% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 280||Abubakar Nurmagomedov||Gadzhi Omargadzhiev|
|Average Fight Time||8:55||9:08|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.59||1.21|
In terms of grappling, Abubakar Nurmagomedov is the more efficient wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.68 times per 15 min. Nurmagomedov is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times he tries and defending 15% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Omargadzhiev is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 15% of the tries against him. Regarding sub attempts, Nurmagomedov is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.4 finishes per 15 min while Omargadzhiev goes for 0.8 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his previous bout, Abubakar Nurmagomedov went up against Jared Gooden and wound up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Gooden ended up landing 111 of 207 total strikes that he let go. Nurmagomedov finished this fight landing 100 of 164 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Gooden ended up landing 43 of 136, which means his percentage was 31%. He landed 30 of 110 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Nurmagomedov landed 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 60 of 120. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 45 of 105 pointed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Gooden and 93% of them landed by Nurmagomedov were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Gadzhi Omargadzhiev, he faced off with Caio Borralho and wound up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Borralho connected on 35% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Omargadzhiev ended up connecting on 66% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Omargadzhiev ended up landing 31% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 12 of 38. He landed 6 of 28 significant strikes directed at the head. Borralho ended up connecting on 31 of 49 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 23 of 35 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go, Borralho ended up connecting on 63 of 86 and Omargadzhiev landed 61 of 90 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Armen Petrosyan meets AJ Dobson. Petrosyan holds a career record of 7-2-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Dobson stands 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 6-1-0 (1 NC). The 30-year-old stretches 76". When it comes to grappling, Armen Petrosyan scores a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min and AJ Dobson gets a takedown 0.78 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Petrosyan connects on 5.17 strikes/minute and connecting on 54% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is AJ Dobson, who is connecting on 57% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 4.70 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Malcolm Gordon is set to face off against Muhammad Mokaev. Mokaev will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-0-0 (1 NC). The 22-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Gordon comes in at 5'7" and will fight at 125 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his record of 14-5-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 71". Concerning grappling, Muhammad Mokaev is able to thwart 15% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is scoring a takedown on 46% of his attempts. Gordon is taking his opponents down on 25% of the attempts he tries and deflects 15% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Mokaev absorbs 0.81 strikes/minute while he deals 0.88 per minute. Gordon, on the other hand, absorbs 2.43 strikes/minute and dishes out 2.39 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Abubakar Nurmagomedov (-175)
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