Nikita Krylov vs Alexander Gustafsson Pick, 7/23/2022 Predictions UFC London Odds
Nikita Krylov vs Alexander Gustafsson
O2 Arena in London, England
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Nikita Krylov will face off against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC London on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The odds have Krylov coming in at -190 while Gustafsson is coming in at +160.
Nikita "The Miner" Krylov steps into the Octagon with a mark of 27-9-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson measures 6'5" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 18-7-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 79". In the category of significant strikes, Nikita Krylov connects on 4.35 per min while Alexander Gustafsson connects on 4.02 significant strikes per minute. Krylov is landing 56% of the significant strikes he tries while Gustafsson connects on 40%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Miner" allows 2.44 significant strikes per minute and "The Mauler" takes 3.42. Krylov also stops 43% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Gustafsson thwarts 51% of them.
|UFC London||Nikita Krylov||Alexander Gustafsson|
|Average Fight Time||7:00||10:54|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.35||4.02|
Concerning wrestling, Nikita Krylov is not as effective of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.43 times per 15 min. Krylov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of his attempts and is stuffing 54% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Gustafsson is finishing his takedowns on 39% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 83% of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the sub, Krylov is the more skilled technician by trying 1.3 submissions per 3 rds while Gustafsson looks to get 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In his last bout, Nikita Krylov faced Paul Craig and wound up taking the loss via a triangle choke in round 1. Craig landed 11 of 12 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Krylov walked away from this fight having landed 30 of 39 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Craig ended up landing 2 of 3, which gave him a rate of 66%. He landed 2 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Krylov ended up landing 76% of his significant strikes by connecting on 19 of 25. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 18 of 24 aimed at the head. 0% of the significant strikes connected on by Craig and 15% of them landed by Krylov were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Alexander Gustafsson, he squared up with Fabricio Werdum and wound up walking away in defeat by an armbar in round 1. Werdum connected on 75% of his significant strikes at distance and Gustafsson ended up connecting on 36% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Gustafsson ended up landing 57% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 11 of 19. He landed 9 of 15 significant strikes aimed at the head. Werdum connected on 4 of 5 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 1 of 2 to the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Werdum ended up landing 4 of 5 and Gustafsson was 14 of 22 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Paul Craig encounters Volkan Oezdemir. Craig steps into the Octagon with a mark of 16-4-1. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Oezdemir comes in at 6'2" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 17-6-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 75". In the grappling category, Paul Craig scores a takedown 2.13 times per 15 min while Volkan Oezdemir is averaging a takedown 0.31 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Craig connects for an average of 2.51 strikes/min and landing 51% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Volkan Oezdemir, who lands 45% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 4.75 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Damir Hadzovic is set to enter the Octagon with Marc Diakiese. Diakiese looks to add a victory to his total of 15-5-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Hadzovic stands in at 5'9" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 14-6-0. The 35-year-old reaches 70". When it comes to takedowns, Marc Diakiese is able to deflect 62% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 42% of the times he tries. Hadzovic is finishing his takedowns on 62% of his attempts and is able to curb 37% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Diakiese is absorbing 2.56 strikes per minute and he is dealing 2.84 per min. Hadzovic, on the other hand, is taking 3.70 strikes per min and lands 3.92 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alexander Gustafsson (+160)
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