Li Jingliang vs Muslim Salikhov Pick, 7/16/2022 Predictions UFC Long Island Odds
Li Jingliang vs Muslim Salikhov
UFC Long Island
UBS Arena in Elmont, New York
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Li Jingliang will face off with Muslim Salikhov at UFC Long Island on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The opening line has Jingliang priced at +140 while Salikhov is priced at -165.
Li "The Leech" Jingliang walks into the Octagon with a record of 18-7-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Muslim "King of Kung Fu" Salikhov stands 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 18-2-0. The 38-year-old reaches 70". With respect to significant strikes, Li Jingliang connects on 4.42 per minute while Muslim Salikhov connects on 3.13 significant strikes per minute. Jingliang is landing 42% of the significant strikes he throws while Salikhov lands 48%. In terms of defending themselves, "The Leech" allows 3.74 significant strikes per minute and "King of Kung Fu" takes 2.36. Jingliang also defends 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Salikhov is able to defend against 68% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Long Island||Li Jingliang||Muslim Salikhov|
|Average Fight Time||10:23||11:10|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.42||3.13|
Concerning grappling, Li Jingliang is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.25 times per 15 min. Jingliang is finishing his takedown attempts on 39% of his tries and is stopping 58% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Salikhov is taking his opponents down on 38% of his takedown attempts and stopping 81% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing opponents, Jingliang is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Salikhov tries 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, Li Jingliang faced Khamzat Chimaev and wound up walking away in defeat by way of rear naked choke in round 1. Chimaev landed 58 of 62 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Jingliang walked away from this fight having landed 0 of 1 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Chimaev landed 25 of 25, which gave him a percentage of 100%. He ended up landing 25 of 25 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Jingliang landed 0% of his significant strikes by landing 0 of 1. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 0 of 1 aimed at the head. 4% of the significant strikes connected on by Chimaev and 33% of them connected on by Jingliang were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Muslim Salikhov, he fought Francisco Trinaldo and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Trinaldo ended up landing 87% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Salikhov ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Salikhov ended up landing 52% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 62 of 118. He landed 29 of 84 significant strikes to the head. Trinaldo connected on 39 of 128 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 22 of 101 to the head. When discussing total strikes attempted in that contest, Trinaldo connected on 51 of 148 and Salikhov connected on 71 of 129 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Matt Schnell squares up against Su Mudaerji. Schnell steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-6-0 (1 NC). The 32-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Mudaerji comes in at 5'8" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career mark of 16-4-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 72". In terms of takedowns, Matt Schnell takes his opponents to the mat 0.38 times per 15 min and Su Mudaerji takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Schnell lands an average of 4.26 strikes/minute and connecting on 38% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Su Mudaerji, who tags his opponent on 51% of the strikes that he throws and lands 4.49 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Charles Jourdain is set to square up against Shane Burgos. Burgos comes into this bout with a record of 14-3-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Jourdain comes in at 5'9" and weighs 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 13-4-1. The 26-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding wrestling, Shane Burgos prevents 91% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 85% of his attempts. Jourdain is finishing his takedowns on 15% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 46% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Burgos is taking 6.69 strikes per minute and he connects on 7.95 strikes/min. Jourdain, moreover, absorbs 4.53 strikes/min and is landing 5.60 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Muslim Salikhov (-165)
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