Aiemann Zahabi vs Ricky Turcios Pick, 7/9/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 58 Odds
Aiemann Zahabi vs Ricky Turcios
UFC Vegas 58
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Aiemann Zahabi will enter the Octagon with Ricky Turcios at UFC Vegas 58 on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The opening odds have Zahabi at +160 while Turcios is priced at -190.
Aiemann Zahabi holds a career mark of 8-2-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Ricky Turcios stands 5'9" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 12-2-0. The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Concerning significant strikes, Aiemann Zahabi connects on 2.82 per min and Ricky Turcios connects on 7.00 significant strikes per minute. Zahabi is connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he attempts and Turcios is connecting on 45%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Zahabi takes 3.91 significant strikes per minute while Turcios absorbs 4.23. Zahabi also prevents 65% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Turcios thwarts 58% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 58||Aiemann Zahabi||Ricky Turcios|
|Average Fight Time||11:16||15:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.82||7.00|
Regarding takedowns, Aiemann Zahabi is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.33 times per 15 minutes. Zahabi is scoring a takedown on 16% of the times he tries and stuffing 72% of all takedowns attempted on him. Turcios is getting his opponent to the mat on 22% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 45% of the attempts against him. When it comes to sub attempts, Zahabi is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Turcios looks to get 0.6 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his previous fight, Aiemann Zahabi faced Drako Rodriguez and wound up taking home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Rodriguez ended up landing 13 of 35 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Zahabi finished this fight landing 9 of 11 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Rodriguez ended up landing 11 of 33, which gave him a percentage of 33%. He ended up landing 6 of 27 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Zahabi ended up landing 81% of his significant strikes by landing 9 of 11. Out of those significant strikes, he was 8 of 10 to the head. 72% of the significant strikes landed by Rodriguez and 66% of them connected on by Zahabi were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Ricky Turcios, he battled Brady Hiestand and got a win for the night by split decision in round 3. Hiestand connected on 78% of his significant strikes at distance and Turcios connected on 67% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Turcios connected on 58% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 100 of 171. He connected on 83 of 150 significant strikes directed at the head. Hiestand ended up connecting on 66 of 134 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 59 of 124 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Hiestand connected on 82 of 152 while Turcios ended up landing 201 of 281 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Cody Brundage fights Tresean Gore. Brundage steps into the cage holding a mark of 7-2-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Gore measures 6'0" and will fight at 185 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 4-1-0. The 28-year-old stretches 75". In terms of takedowns, Cody Brundage takes his opponents to the canvas 1.42 times per 3 rds and Tresean Gore gets a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Brundage lands 2.42 strikes per min and lands 60% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Tresean Gore, who tags his opponent on 60% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.80 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Karl Roberson is set to clash with Kennedy Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-3-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'5". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 83". Roberson stands in at 6'1" and weighs 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 9-5-0. The 31-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to takedowns, Kennedy Nzechukwu stops 80% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of the times he tries. Roberson is finishing his takedown tries on 57% of the attempts he tries and prevents 47% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Nzechukwu takes 4.90 strikes per min while he is dealing 5.13 per min. Roberson, on the other hand, is taking 2.56 strikes/min and dishes out 2.89 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ricky Turcios (-190)
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