Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung Pick, 4/9/2022 Predictions UFC 273 Odds
Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Alexander Volkanovski will enter the Octagon against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The moneyline has Volkanovski priced at -760 while Jung is coming in at +525.
Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski looks to add a victory to his total of 23-1-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Chan "The Korean Zombie" Sung Jung measures in at 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-6-0. The 35-year-old reaches 72". When talking about significant strikes, Alexander Volkanovski is connecting on 6.42 per minute while Chan Sung Jung connects on 4.07 significant strikes per min. Volkanovski is landing 56% of the significant strikes he tries and Sung Jung connects on 43%. Regarding defense, "The Great" takes 3.34 significant strikes per min and "The Korean Zombie" absorbs 3.87. Volkanovski also stops 60% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Sung Jung is able to curb 55% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 273||Alexander Volkanovski||Chan Sung Jung|
|Average Fight Time||16:08||12:12|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.42||4.07|
In terms of grappling, Alexander Volkanovski is the more capable wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 1.77 times per 15 min. Volkanovski is taking his opponents to the canvas on 34% of his tries and thwarting 70% of all takedown attempts. Sung Jung is scoring a takedown on 47% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 77% of the attempts against him. Regarding subbing opponents, Volkanovski is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Sung Jung tries 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his last fight, Alexander Volkanovski fought Brian Ortega and wound up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 5. Ortega ended up landing 101 of 250 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Volkanovski walked away from this fight having landed 229 of 377 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Ortega landed 88 of 234, giving him a percentage of 37%. He finished the fight landing 59 of 193 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Volkanovski landed 60% of his significant strikes by landing 214 of 353. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 146 of 270 to the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Ortega and 73% of them connected on by Volkanovski were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Chan Sung Jung, he faced off with Dan Ige and took home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Ige ended up landing 86% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Jung landed 85% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Jung ended up landing 55% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 92 of 166. He ended up connecting on 78 of 151 significant strikes directed at the head. Ige ended up landing 80 of 168 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 46 of 130 to the head. In regard to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Ige was 137 of 237 and Jung was 154 of 248 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Aljamain Sterling meets Petr Yan. Sterling looks to add a victory to his career record of 20-3-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Yan measures 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 16-2-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 67". When it comes to grappling, Aljamain Sterling takes his opponents to the canvas 1.77 times per 3 rounds while Petr Yan takes his opponents down 1.75 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Sterling lands an average of 4.84 strikes/min and connects on 49% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Petr Yan, who is connecting on 52% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 5.98 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Khamzat Chimaev is set to go up against Gilbert Burns. Burns walks into the cage with a record of 20-4-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Chimaev measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 10-0-0. The 27-year-old has a reach of 75". Concerning wrestling, Gilbert Burns stops 50% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 36% of the times he tries. Chimaev is finishing his takedowns on 66% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 10% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Burns is taking 2.90 strikes/minute while he is dealing 3.12 strikes per min. Chimaev, moreover, is taking 0.08 strikes/min and lands 8.68 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alexander Volkanovski (-760)
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