Nick Maximov vs Jacob Malkoun Pick, 10/15/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 62 Odds
Nick Maximov vs Jacob Malkoun
UFC Vegas 62
APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Nick Maximov will enter the Octagon against Jacob Malkoun at UFC Vegas 62 on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The moneyline has Maximov priced at -145 while Malkoun is coming in at +125.
Nick Maximov will be looking to add a win to his record of 8-1-0. The 24-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 76". Jacob "Mamba" Malkoun stands in at 5'9" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 6-2-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 73". Concerning significant strikes, Nick Maximov is landing 1.82 per min while Jacob Malkoun is connecting on 3.09 significant strikes per min. Maximov connects on 52% of the significant strikes he throws while Malkoun lands 58%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Maximov allows 1.71 significant strikes per min while "Mamba" allows 2.76. Maximov also stops 42% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Malkoun defends against 43% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 62||Nick Maximov||Jacob Malkoun|
|Average Fight Time||11:34||11:20|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.82||3.09|
In the wrestling category, Nick Maximov is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 5.51 times per 3 rds. Maximov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 45% of the times he tries and stuffing 85% of all takedown attempts. Malkoun is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 15% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Maximov is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Malkoun tries 0.7 finishes per 15 min.
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The last time he fought, Nick Maximov fought Andre Petroski and was defeated by an anaconda choke in round 1. Petroski landed 1 of 10 total strikes attempted in that fight. Maximov walked away from this fight having landed 4 of 11 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Petroski landed 1 of 10, which means his percentage was 10%. He finished the fight landing 0 of 8 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Maximov landed 36% of his significant strikes by landing 4 of 11. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 2 of 7 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Petroski and 100% of them landed by Maximov were done at distance.
In the last fight for Jacob Malkoun, he went up against Brendan Allen and was on the losing end of this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Allen ended up landing 62% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Malkoun landed 87% of his significant strikes at distance. Malkoun connected on 60% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 33 of 55. He landed 29 of 50 significant strikes to the head. Allen ended up landing 45 of 74 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 36 of 62 to the head. Regarding the strikes he fired off in this contest, Allen connected on 89 of 122 and Malkoun landed 66 of 96 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Raphael Assuncao faces off against Victor Henry. Assuncao walks into the cage with a mark of 27-9-0. The 40-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 66". Henry comes in at 5'7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter has a mark of 22-5-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 68". When it comes to grappling, Raphael Assuncao gets a takedown 1.44 times per 3 rds and Victor Henry gets a takedown 0.70 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Assuncao connects on 3.20 strikes/min and connects on 40% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Victor Henry, who tags his opponent on 51% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 12.07 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when CJ Vergara is set to enter the Octagon with Tatsuro Taira. Taira steps into the cage holding a record of 11-0-0. The 22-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Vergara measures in at 5'6" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 10-3-1. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 68". Concerning wrestling, Tatsuro Taira deflects 60% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of his tries. Vergara is taking his opponents down on 15% of the tries he takes and stops 80% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Taira takes 0.60 strikes/minute while he is dealing 3.80 strikes/min. Vergara, notwithstanding, takes 5.31 strikes/minute and is dishing out 5.67 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jacob Malkoun (+125)
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