Chidi Njokuani vs Dusko Todorovic Pick, 5/21/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 55 Odds
Chidi Njokuani vs Dusko Todorovic
UFC Vegas 55
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Chidi Njokuani will enter the Octagon against Dusko Todorovic at UFC Vegas 55 on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The opening line has Njokuani at -200 while Todorovic is priced at +170.
Chidi "Bang Bang" Njokuani comes into this bout with a record of 21-7-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Dusko "Thunder" Todorovic stands in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 11-2-0. The 27-year-old reaches 74". Concerning significant strikes, Chidi Njokuani is landing 3.91 per min and Dusko Todorovic connects on 5.80 significant strikes per minute. Njokuani connects on 72% of the significant strikes he attempts and Todorovic lands 54%. In terms of defending themselves, "Bang Bang" allows 1.53 significant strikes per minute and "Thunder" absorbs 4.96. Njokuani also thwarts 58% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Todorovic defends against 49% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 55||Chidi Njokuani||Dusko Todorovic|
|Record||21-7-0 (1 NC)||11-2-0|
|Average Fight Time||8:57||9:31|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.91||5.80|
Regarding wrestling, Chidi Njokuani is the not as competent as a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min. Njokuani is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of the times he tries and stopping 78% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Todorovic is finishing his takedowns on 9% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Njokuani is the more able fighter by attempting 0.5 subs per 15 minutes while Todorovic goes for 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
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In his previous fight, Chidi Njokuani faced Marc-Andre Barriault and wound up getting the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Barriault landed 2 of 2 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Njokuani finished this fight landing 13 of 13 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Barriault landed 2 of 2, which gave him a rate of 100%. He finished the fight landing 1 of 1 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Njokuani ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 11 of 11. Of those significant strikes, he landed 9 of 9 aimed at the head. 80% of the significant strikes landed by Barriault and 36% of them landed by Njokuani were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Dusko Todorovic, he battled Maki Pitolo and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Pitolo ended up landing 92% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Todorovic landed 30% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Todorovic ended up connecting on 56% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 30 of 53. He connected on 28 of 51 significant strikes directed at the head. Pitolo ended up landing 13 of 29 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 20 to the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Pitolo was 13 of 29 while Todorovic landed 67 of 91 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Eryk Anders squares up in the Octagon against Junyong Park. Anders walks into the cage with a record of 14-6-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 75". Park measures in at 5'10" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 73". In terms of takedowns, Eryk Anders gets a takedown 1.44 times per 15 minutes and Junyong Park is able to score a takedown 2.62 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Anders lands an average of 3.16 strikes/min and is landing 47% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Junyong Park, who is connecting on 48% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 4.69 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Alen Amedovski is set to face off with Joseph Holmes. Holmes comes into this bout with a mark of 7-2-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 80". Amedovski stands 5'10" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-2-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 74". Concerning wrestling, Joseph Holmes prevents 60% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents down on 28% of his tries. Amedovski is taking his opponents down on 10% of his attempts and prevents 10% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Holmes is absorbing 2.99 strikes per min and he is dealing 2.77 strikes/minute. Amedovski, at the same time, takes 3.14 strikes/min and is connecting on 0.52 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dusko Todorovic (+170)
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