Abu Azaitar vs Sedriques Dumas Pick, 10/21/2023 Predictions UFC 294 Odds
Abu Azaitar vs Sedriques Dumas
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Abu Azaitar will face off against Sedriques Dumas at UFC 294 on Saturday, October 21, 2023. The moneyline has Azaitar coming in at +150 while Dumas is at -180.
Abu "Captain Morocco" Azaitar has a record of 14-3-1. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Sedriques "The Reaper" Dumas stands 6'2" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 79". In the category of significant strikes, Abu Azaitar connects on 5.21 per minute and Sedriques Dumas connects on 1.64 significant strikes per minute. Azaitar is landing 44% of the significant strikes he tries and Dumas connects on 56%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Captain Morocco" absorbs 5.35 significant strikes per min and "The Reaper" allows 1.56. Azaitar also stops 50% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Dumas curbs 50% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 294||Abu Azaitar||Sedriques Dumas|
|Average Fight Time||14:58||7:56|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.21||1.64|
Concerning takedowns, Abu Azaitar is not as efficient of a grappler as he gets a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes. Azaitar is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his attempts and thwarting 40% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Dumas is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his takedown tries and defending 33% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Azaitar is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.3 submissions per 15 min while Dumas attempts 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.
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In his previous fight, Abu Azaitar faced Marc-Andre Barriault and ended up taking the loss by punches to the head from the mount position in round 3. Barriault landed 190 of 339 total strikes attempted in that fight. Azaitar walked away from this fight having landed 142 of 261 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Barriault ended up landing 141 of 275, giving him a percentage of 51%. He landed 126 of 257 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Azaitar landed 49% of his significant strikes by landing 108 of 219. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 45 of 138 to the head. 58% of the significant strikes connected on by Barriault and 75% of them landed by Azaitar were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Sedriques Dumas, he battled Cody Brundage and wound up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Brundage ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Dumas ended up connecting on 17% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Dumas ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 17 of 22. He ended up landing 13 of 17 significant strikes directed at the head. Brundage ended up connecting on 3 of 10 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 2 of 6 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that contest, Brundage landed 31 of 43 while Dumas landed 77 of 96 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Mike Breeden squares up against Anshul Jubli. Breeden walks into the Octagon holding a record of 10-6-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Jubli comes in at 6'0" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 69". In the grappling category, Mike Breeden scores a takedown 1.37 times per 3 rds while Anshul Jubli scores a takedown 1.26 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Breeden tags his opponents 5.22 strikes per minute and connecting on 42% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Anshul Jubli, who lands 42% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 5.69 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Muhammad Naimov is set to encounter Nathaniel Wood. Wood has a career record of 20-5-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Naimov stands in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 9-2-0. The 29-year-old reaches 70". When it comes to takedowns, Nathaniel Wood is stopping 76% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 54% of his tries. Naimov is finishing his takedowns on 15% of the attempts he tries and stops 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Wood is taking 4.35 strikes per min and he lands 6.24 strikes per minute. Naimov, on the contrary, is taking 5.53 strikes per min and deals 3.48 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sedriques Dumas (-180)
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