Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Ion Cutelaba Pick, 11/19/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 65 Odds
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Ion Cutelaba
UFC Vegas 65
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Kennedy Nzechukwu will take on Ion Cutelaba at UFC Vegas 65 on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The moneyline has Nzechukwu priced at -170 while Cutelaba is priced at +145.
Kennedy "African Savage" Nzechukwu holds a record of 10-3-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 6'5". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 83". Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba stands 6'1" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 16-8-1 (1 NC). The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". In terms of significant strikes, Kennedy Nzechukwu lands 4.68 per min and Ion Cutelaba connects on 4.61 significant strikes per minute. Nzechukwu connects on 44% of the significant strikes he throws while Cutelaba connects on 42%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "African Savage" allows 4.36 significant strikes per min while "The Hulk" allows 3.26. Nzechukwu also deflects 51% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Cutelaba is able to curb 47% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 65||Kennedy Nzechukwu||Ion Cutelaba|
|Record||10-3-0||16-8-1 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||10:34||7:38|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.68||4.61|
Regarding takedowns, Kennedy Nzechukwu is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.79 times per 15 minutes. Nzechukwu is taking his opponents to the canvas on 62% of his attempts and defending 81% of all takedown tries against him. Cutelaba is getting his opponent to the mat on 63% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 76% of the tries against him. In terms of submission attempts, Nzechukwu is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.2 subs per 3 rds while Cutelaba goes for 0.6 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Kennedy Nzechukwu fought Karl Roberson and wound up getting the win via an elbow to the head in round 3. Roberson landed 16 of 26 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Nzechukwu ended the night having landed 64 of 114 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Roberson ended up landing 9 of 19, giving him a percentage of 47%. He finished the fight landing 4 of 13 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Nzechukwu landed 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 20 of 43. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 18 of 37 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Roberson and 15% of them connected on by Nzechukwu were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Ion Cutelaba, he fought Johnny Walker and walked away in defeat via rear naked choke in round 1. Walker ended up connecting on 33% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Cutelaba ended up connecting on 66% of his significant strikes at distance. Cutelaba landed 60% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 3 of 5. He ended up landing 2 of 4 significant strikes directed at the head. Walker ended up connecting on 3 of 3 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 3 of 3 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown, Walker ended up connecting on 17 of 21 while Cutelaba ended up connecting on 17 of 23 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Chase Sherman enters the Octagon against Waldo Cortes-Acosta. Sherman looks to add a victory to his career record of 16-10-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 250 lbs and comes in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 78". Cortes-Acosta measures in at 6'4" and is fighting at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 8-0-0. The 31-year-old has an arm span of 78". When it comes to grappling, Chase Sherman scores a takedown 0.40 times per 15 minutes and Waldo Cortes-Acosta takes his opponents to the canvas 0.20 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Sherman lands 6.51 strikes/minute and is connecting on 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Waldo Cortes-Acosta, who tags the opposition on 46% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 6.21 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Muslim Salikhov is set to face off with Andre Fialho. Fialho walks into the Octagon with a record of 16-5-0 (1 NC). The 28-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 74". Salikhov comes in at 5'11" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 18-3-0. The 38-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding wrestling, Andre Fialho is able to thwart 75% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is scoring a takedown on 15% of his attempts. Salikhov is taking his opponents to the mat on 35% of his attempts and prevents 77% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Fialho is taking 6.65 strikes/minute while he is dealing 3.78 per minute. Salikhov, notwithstanding, takes 2.56 strikes/minute and is dealing 3.04 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ion Cutelaba (+145)
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