Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall Pick, 7/23/2022 Predictions UFC London Odds
Curtis Blaydes vs Tom Aspinall
O2 Arena in London, England
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Curtis Blaydes will enter the Octagon with Tom Aspinall at UFC London on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The opening line has Blaydes priced at +110 while Aspinall is priced at -130.
Curtis "Razor" Blaydes looks to add a win to his total of 16-3-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old will fight at 265 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 80". Tom Aspinall Aspinall measures in at 6'5" and is weighing in at 256 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 12-2-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 78". When talking about significant strikes, Curtis Blaydes is landing 3.52 per min and Tom Aspinall is landing 7.33 significant strikes per minute. Blaydes is landing 51% of the significant strikes he attempts while Aspinall lands 65%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Razor" absorbs 1.68 significant strikes per minute while Aspinall allows 2.65. Blaydes also deflects 60% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Aspinall is able to deflect 64% of the shots thrown.
|UFC London||Curtis Blaydes||Tom Aspinall|
|Record||16-3-0 (1 NC)||12-2-0|
|Average Fight Time||10:14||2:57|
|Weight||265 lbs||256 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.52||7.33|
Concerning wrestling, Curtis Blaydes is the more capable grappler as he gets a takedown 6.06 times per 3 rds. Blaydes is scoring a takedown on 53% of his tries and stopping 33% of all takedown tries against him. Aspinall is finishing his takedowns on 85% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 85% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing the opposition, Blaydes is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes while Aspinall goes for 2.0 submissions per 15 minutes.
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In his previous bout, Curtis Blaydes squared up with Chris Daukaus and wound up taking home the win via a punch to the head in round 2. Daukaus landed 13 of 38 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Blaydes walked away from this fight having landed 30 of 63 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Daukaus landed 13 of 38, which gave him a rate of 34%. He landed 12 of 36 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Blaydes landed 47% of his significant strikes by sticking 30 of 63. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 23 of 55 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Daukaus and 80% of them connected on by Blaydes were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Tom Aspinall, he fought Alexander Volkov and got a win for the night by way of a straight armbar from half guard in round 1. Volkov connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Aspinall ended up landing 55% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Aspinall ended up landing 67% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 29 of 43. He connected on 16 of 30 significant strikes directed at the head. Volkov ended up landing 13 of 23 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 6 of 16 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Volkov ended up landing 13 of 23 while Aspinall ended up connecting on 35 of 50 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jack Hermansson squares up with Chris Curtis. Hermansson walks into the Octagon with a mark of 22-7-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Curtis comes in at 5'10" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 29-8-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 75". In terms of takedowns, Jack Hermansson takes his opponents to the canvas 1.73 times per 15 min while Chris Curtis scores a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Hermansson lands 4.97 strikes/min and lands 44% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Chris Curtis, who connects on 65% of the strikes that he throws and lands an average of 7.23 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jordan Leavitt is set to face off against Paddy Pimblett. Pimblett walks into the Octagon holding a record of 18-3-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Leavitt stands in at 5'9" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 10-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 71". Concerning wrestling, Paddy Pimblett is preventing 15% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown attempts on 25% of the times he tries. Leavitt is finishing his takedown tries on 26% of the tries he takes and defends against 33% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Pimblett is taking 3.89 strikes/min while he is dealing 6.07 strikes/min. Leavitt, at the same time, takes 1.82 strikes/minute and lands 2.49 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Curtis Blaydes (+110)
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