Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley Pick, 12/10/2022 Predictions UFC 282 Odds
Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Chris Curtis will battle Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The odds have Curtis priced at +130 while Buckley is coming in at -150.
Chris "Action-Man" Curtis steps into the Octagon with a mark of 29-9-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley stands 5'10" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 15-5-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Chris Curtis connects on 6.00 per minute while Joaquin Buckley is landing 3.61 significant strikes per min. Curtis is landing 58% of the significant strikes he attempts while Buckley is connecting on 32%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Action-Man" absorbs 6.39 significant strikes per minute while "New Mansa" allows 3.42. Curtis also prevents 52% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Buckley is able to curb 54% of them.
|UFC 282||Chris Curtis||Joaquin Buckley|
|Average Fight Time||10:36||9:41|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.00||3.61|
Concerning grappling, Chris Curtis is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 15 minutes. Curtis is scoring a takedown on 15% of his tries and defending 85% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Buckley is scoring a takedown on 30% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 66% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Curtis is the more able fighter by attempting 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Buckley looks to get 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Chris Curtis squared up with Jack Hermansson and ended up losing the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Hermansson ended up landing 100 of 251 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Curtis finished this fight landing 43 of 125 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Hermansson landed 100 of 251, giving him a percentage of 39%. He ended up landing 48 of 176 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Curtis landed 34% of his significant strikes by connecting on 43 of 125. Out of those significant strikes, he was 18 of 89 to the head. 99% of the significant strikes landed by Hermansson and 95% of them landed by Curtis were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Joaquin Buckley, he fought Nassourdine Imavov and wound up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Imavov ended up landing 70% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Buckley ended up landing 95% of his significant strikes at distance. Buckley ended up connecting on 26% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 46 of 174. He ended up connecting on 27 of 145 significant strikes aimed at the head. Imavov connected on 51 of 109 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 40 of 90 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown, Imavov ended up landing 68 of 142 and Buckley connected on 55 of 183 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Billy Quarantillo meets Alexander Hernandez. Quarantillo walks into the cage with a mark of 16-4-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Hernandez measures 5'9" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 13-5-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 72". In terms of takedowns, Billy Quarantillo takes his opponents down 1.37 times per 3 rds and Alexander Hernandez is averaging a takedown 1.43 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Quarantillo is landing 7.74 strikes per min and connecting on 59% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Alexander Hernandez, who tags his opponent on 37% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 3.97 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Antonio Trocoli is set to enter the Octagon against Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux steps into the cage with a mark of 26-16-0. The 39-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The southpaw fighter stretches 80". Trocoli measures in at 6'5" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-3-0 (1 NC). The 32-year-old extends his reach 82". In terms of wrestling, Ovince Saint Preux defends against 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 38% of his tries. Trocoli is taking his opponents down on 85% of the attempts he tries and defends against 85% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Saint Preux takes 3.09 strikes/min while he dishes out 2.72 strikes per min. Trocoli, at the same time, takes 4.56 strikes/min and is dishing out 1.27 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chris Curtis (+130)
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