Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba Pick, 9/10/2022 Predictions UFC 279 Odds
Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba
T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Johnny Walker will face off with Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The moneyline has Walker priced at +170 while Cutelaba is priced at -200.
Johnny Walker looks to add a win to his total of 18-7-0. The 30-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 82". Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba stands 6'1" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 16-7-1 (1 NC). The 28-year-old reaches 75". In the category of significant strikes, Johnny Walker is landing 3.45 per minute and Ion Cutelaba connects on 4.81 significant strikes per min. Walker is connecting on 58% of the significant strikes he tries and Cutelaba connects on 42%. In terms of defending themselves, Walker absorbs 2.78 significant strikes per minute and "The Hulk" absorbs 3.39. Walker also prevents 42% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Cutelaba curbs 48% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 279||Johnny Walker||Ion Cutelaba|
|Record||18-7-0||16-7-1 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||7:17||7:53|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.45||4.81|
In the category of takedowns, Johnny Walker is the not as competent as a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.23 times per 15 min. Walker is getting his opponent to the mat on 85% of his tries and is stopping 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. Cutelaba is taking his opponents to the canvas on 62% of his takedown tries and is stopping 79% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to going for the submission, Walker is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.7 subs per 3 rounds while Cutelaba attempts 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
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The last time he fought, Johnny Walker went up against Jamahal Hill and ended up losing the fight via a punch to the head in round 1. Hill ended up landing 7 of 20 total strikes attempted in that fight. Walker ended the night having landed 12 of 25 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Hill landed 6 of 19, giving him a percentage of 31%. He landed 5 of 17 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Walker ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes by landing 12 of 25. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 4 of 15 to the head. 83% of the significant strikes landed by Hill and 100% of them landed by Walker were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ion Cutelaba, he squared up with Ryan Spann and was on the losing end of this fight by way of a guillotine choke in round 1. Spann ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Cutelaba ended up connecting on 50% of his significant strikes at distance. Cutelaba landed 22% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 2 of 9. He ended up connecting on 2 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Spann landed 4 of 11 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 4 of 11 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown, Spann was 5 of 12 and Cutelaba ended up connecting on 2 of 9 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Hakeem Dawodu enters the Octagon against Julian Erosa. Dawodu comes into this fight holding a mark of 13-2-1. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Erosa stands in at 6'1" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 27-10-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 74". When it comes to grappling, Hakeem Dawodu takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 minutes and Julian Erosa takes his opponents to the canvas 1.69 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Dawodu lands 5.39 strikes per min and landing 50% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Julian Erosa, who is connecting on 48% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 6.29 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Jailton Almeida is set to take on Shamil Abdurakhimov. Abdurakhimov steps into the cage with a mark of 20-7-0. The 41-year-old tips the scales at 235 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Almeida stands in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 16-2-0. The 31-year-old stretches 79". Concerning grappling, Shamil Abdurakhimov is preventing 47% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 23% of his tries. Almeida is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his attempts and is able to curb 50% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Abdurakhimov is taking 2.80 strikes per min and he is dealing 2.60 per min. Almeida, moreover, absorbs 0.49 strikes/min and connects on 3.48 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ion Cutelaba (-200)
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