Joaquin Buckley vs Abdul Razak Alhassan Pick, 2/19/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 48 Odds
Joaquin Buckley vs Abdul Razak Alhassan
UFC Vegas 48
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Joaquin Buckley will battle Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Vegas 48 on Saturday, February 19, 2022. The opening line has Buckley coming in at -145 while Alhassan is at +125.
Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley walks into the cage with a mark of 13-4-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 76". Abdul Alhassan Razak stands 5'10" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 36-year-old stretches 73". In the category of significant strikes, Joaquin Buckley lands 4.16 per min while Abdul Razak Alhassan lands 3.71 significant strikes per min. Buckley connects on 37% of the significant strikes he throws and Razak Alhassan is landing 48%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "New Mansa" takes 4.21 significant strikes per min while Alhassan allows 4.23. Buckley also stops 51% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Razak Alhassan is able to defend against 53% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 48||Joaquin Buckley||Abdul Razak Alhassan|
|Average Fight Time||7:30||5:42|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.16||3.71|
In the category of takedowns, Joaquin Buckley is the better grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.80 times per 15 minutes. Buckley is finishing his takedown attempts on 16% of his tries and is stopping 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. Razak Alhassan is taking his opponents down on 28% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 55% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Buckley is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Razak Alhassan attempts 0.7 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his previous bout, Joaquin Buckley faced Antonio Arroyo and wound up taking home the victory via a punch to the head in round 3. Arroyo ended up landing 30 of 57 total strikes attempted in that contest. Buckley finished this fight landing 45 of 107 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Arroyo landed 21 of 46, which gave him a percentage of 45%. He ended up landing 4 of 22 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Buckley landed 40% of his significant strikes by connecting on 41 of 102. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 12 of 59 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Arroyo and 82% of them connected on by Buckley were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Abdul Razak Alhassan, he went up against Alessio Di Chirico and wound up getting the win by a kick to the head in round 1. Chirico ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Alhassan landed 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Alhassan landed 100% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 1 of 1. He ended up landing 1 of 1 significant strikes aimed at the head. Chirico connected on 1 of 2 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 0 of 0 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Chirico ended up landing 1 of 2 while Alhassan ended up connecting on 1 of 1 of the strikes he threw in total.
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Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Gabriel Benitez enters the Octagon against David Onama. Benitez looks to add a victory to his career total of 22-10-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter stretches 71". Onama stands 5'11" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 74". In the grappling category, Gabriel Benitez takes his opponents to the mat 0.15 times per 15 minutes and David Onama takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Benitez is connecting on 4.35 strikes per min and lands 39% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have David Onama, who tags the opposition on 58% of the strikes that he throws and lands 6.00 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Mark Striegl is set to square up in the Octagon against Chas Skelly. Skelly has a mark of 18-3-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Striegl measures 5'8" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 18-3-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 70". In the category of takedowns, Chas Skelly is able to defend against 33% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 34% of the times he tries. Striegl is finishing his takedowns on 20% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 20% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Skelly is taking 3.35 strikes/min while he connects on 2.02 strikes/min. Striegl, moreover, is absorbing 21.18 strikes per min and is dishing out 3.53 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Joaquin Buckley (-145)
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