Joaquin Buckley vs Albert Duraev Pick, 6/18/2022 Predictions UFC Austin Odds
Joaquin Buckley vs Albert Duraev
Moody Center in Austin, TX
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Joaquin Buckley will take on Albert Duraev at UFC Austin on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The odds have Buckley priced at +170 while Duraev is at -200.
Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley looks to add a win to his career total of 14-4-0. The 28-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 76". Albert Duraev measures in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 15-3-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 75". In terms of significant strikes, Joaquin Buckley is connecting on 3.94 per minute while Albert Duraev is connecting on 3.95 significant strikes per min. Buckley lands 36% of the significant strikes he throws while Duraev is landing 51%. Regarding defense, "New Mansa" absorbs 3.88 significant strikes per min and Duraev absorbs 2.33. Buckley also curbs 51% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Duraev thwarts 56% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Austin||Joaquin Buckley||Albert Duraev|
|Average Fight Time||8:45||9:15|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.94||3.95|
Regarding wrestling, Joaquin Buckley is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.00 times per 3 rounds. Buckley is finishing his takedown attempts on 35% of the times he tries and is stuffing 40% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Duraev is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Buckley is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.5 subs per 3 rounds while Duraev tries 1.6 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Joaquin Buckley went up against Abdul Razak Alhassan and ended up getting the victory in the fight via split decision in round 3. Alhassan ended up landing 55 of 103 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Buckley ended the night having landed 57 of 159 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Alhassan ended up landing 46 of 94, which means his percentage was 48%. He landed 40 of 82 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Buckley landed 33% of his significant strikes by landing 51 of 153. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 32 of 128 to the head. 47% of the significant strikes connected on by Alhassan and 88% of them connected on by Buckley were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Albert Duraev, he went up against Roman Kopylov and ended up winning this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Kopylov connected on 83% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Duraev ended up landing 57% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Duraev ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 71 of 140. He landed 54 of 118 significant strikes to the head. Kopylov connected on 42 of 93 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 30 of 76 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that fight, Kopylov was 54 of 111 while Duraev was 152 of 265 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Damir Ismagulov fights Guram Kutateladze. Ismagulov looks to add a victory to his career total of 23-1-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Kutateladze stands in at 5'11" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-2-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 72". In the grappling category, Damir Ismagulov is averaging a takedown 1.75 times per 15 minutes while Guram Kutateladze takes his opponents to the canvas 0.70 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Ismagulov connects for an average of 3.75 strikes per minute and is connecting on 43% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Guram Kutateladze, who is landing 43% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 2.47 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Gregory Rodrigues is set to take on Julian Marquez. Marquez looks to add a victory to his career record of 9-2-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Rodrigues stands in at 6'3" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-4-0. The 30-year-old reaches 75". In terms of grappling, Julian Marquez is preventing 53% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of his attempts. Rodrigues is finishing his takedown tries on 53% of his attempts and prevents 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Marquez takes 3.13 strikes/minute while he is connecting on 4.20 strikes/min. Rodrigues, on the other side, is taking 5.87 strikes per minute and lands 5.28 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Albert Duraev (-200)
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