Arman Tsarukyan vs Damir Ismagulov Pick, 12/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 66 Odds
Arman Tsarukyan vs Damir Ismagulov
UFC Vegas 66
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Arman Tsarukyan will take on Damir Ismagulov at UFC Vegas 66 on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The line has Tsarukyan priced at -190 while Ismagulov is at +160.
Arman "Ahalkalakets" Tsarukyan steps into the cage holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Damir "Qazaq" Ismagulov measures 5'10" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 24-1-0. The 31-year-old stretches 74". Concerning significant strikes, Arman Tsarukyan lands 3.76 per min while Damir Ismagulov is connecting on 4.05 significant strikes per minute. Tsarukyan is connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he throws and Ismagulov connects on 42%. In terms of defending themselves, "Ahalkalakets" takes 1.86 significant strikes per minute while "Qazaq" allows 2.56. Tsarukyan also curbs 54% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Ismagulov thwarts 63% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 66||Arman Tsarukyan||Damir Ismagulov|
|Average Fight Time||13:27||15:00|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.76||4.05|
When it comes to grappling, Arman Tsarukyan is the more productive grappler as he gets a takedown 2.71 times per 3 rounds. Tsarukyan is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times he tries and stopping 75% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Ismagulov is scoring a takedown on 28% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 90% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of subbing opponents, Tsarukyan is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.6 submissions per 3 rds while Ismagulov attempts 0.3 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his previous fight, Arman Tsarukyan faced Mateusz Gamrot and ended up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 5. Gamrot ended up landing 108 of 166 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Tsarukyan ended the night having landed 110 of 264 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Gamrot landed 81 of 138, which means his percentage was 58%. He landed 68 of 121 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Tsarukyan landed 38% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 95 of 247. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 43 of 182 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Gamrot and 92% of them connected on by Tsarukyan were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Damir Ismagulov, he faced off with Guram Kutateladze and wound up taking home the win by way of split decision in round 3. Kutateladze ended up landing 82% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Ismagulov connected on 96% of his significant strikes at distance. Ismagulov ended up landing 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 79 of 192. He ended up landing 63 of 173 significant strikes to the head. Kutateladze ended up connecting on 78 of 187 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 29 of 129 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go in that fight, Kutateladze was 80 of 190 and Ismagulov was 83 of 197 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Amir Albazi squares up against Alessandro Costa. Albazi has a mark of 15-1-0. The 29-year-old weighs 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Costa stands 5'4" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 11-2-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 67". Regarding grappling, Amir Albazi gets his opposition to the mat 3.09 times per 15 minutes and Alessandro Costa is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Albazi lands 3.79 strikes per minute and is connecting on 42% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Alessandro Costa, who connects on 34% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.00 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Julian Erosa is set to encounter Alex Caceres. Caceres holds a mark of 19-13-0 (1 NC). The 34-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Erosa stands in at 6'1" and weighs 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his record of 28-10-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of grappling, Alex Caceres curbs 64% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 70% of his tries. Erosa is finishing his takedowns on 48% of his tries and thwarts 61% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Caceres is absorbing 2.92 strikes per minute and he lands 4.15 strikes per minute. Erosa, in contrast, is taking 6.30 strikes/min and is landing 6.26 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Damir Ismagulov (+160)
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