Aiemann Zahabi vs Aori Qileng Pick, 6/10/2023 Predictions UFC 289 Odds
Aiemann Zahabi vs Aori Qileng
Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Aiemann Zahabi will face off with Aori Qileng at UFC 289 on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The moneyline has Zahabi priced at -105 while Qileng is at -115.
Aiemann Zahabi walks into the Octagon holding a record of 9-2-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Aori "The Mongolian Murderer" Qileng stands in at 5'7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 24-9-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 69". In the category of significant strikes, Aiemann Zahabi is connecting on 3.01 per minute and Aori Qileng connects on 6.07 significant strikes per min. Zahabi lands 43% of the significant strikes he throws while Qileng is landing 48%. When it comes to defending themselves, Zahabi absorbs 3.38 significant strikes per min while "The Mongolian Murderer" absorbs 7.18. Zahabi also defends 72% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Qileng is able to stop 48% of them.
|UFC 289||Aiemann Zahabi||Aori Qileng|
|Average Fight Time||12:01||11:57|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.01||6.07|
Regarding takedowns, Aiemann Zahabi is the lesser skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.25 times per 3 rounds. Zahabi is finishing his takedown attempts on 16% of his attempts and is stopping 75% of the takedowns his opponents try. Qileng is taking his opponents down on 45% of his takedown tries and stuffing 55% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Zahabi is the more able fighter by going for 0.5 subs per 3 rds while Qileng goes for 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last fight, Aiemann Zahabi fought Ricky Turcios and wound up taking home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Turcios landed 27 of 235 total strikes attempted in that fight. Zahabi ended the night having landed 54 of 105 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Turcios ended up landing 27 of 235, giving him a percentage of 11%. He ended up landing 14 of 204 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Zahabi ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 54 of 105. Out of those significant strikes, he was 18 of 59 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Turcios and 98% of them connected on by Zahabi were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Aori Qileng, he faced off with Jay Perrin and took home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Perrin connected on 82% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Qileng landed 84% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Qileng ended up landing 54% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 72 of 132. He ended up landing 51 of 107 significant strikes directed at the head. Perrin landed 88 of 167 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 63 of 135 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown, Perrin ended up connecting on 106 of 188 while Qileng connected on 102 of 163 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Kyle Nelson squares up with Blake Bilder. Nelson walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-5-1. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands 5'11". The switch fighter stretches 71". Bilder stands 5'8" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 8-0-1. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 68". In terms of takedowns, Kyle Nelson gets a takedown 1.71 times per 3 rds while Blake Bilder is averaging a takedown 0.82 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Nelson is connecting on 2.85 strikes per minute and landing 44% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Blake Bilder, who lands 57% of the strikes he has tried and lands 6.58 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Irene Aldana is set to enter the Octagon against Amanda Nunes. Nunes comes into this fight with a mark of 22-5-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Aldana measures 5'9" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 14-6-0. The 35-year-old stretches 68". Regarding wrestling, Amanda Nunes is preventing 82% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is getting her opponent to the mat on 56% of the times she tries. Aldana is finishing her takedown tries on 50% of her tries and thwarts 81% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Nunes is taking 2.75 strikes/min and she is dealing 4.40 strikes per min. Aldana, notwithstanding, is absorbing 5.71 strikes per min and is dealing 5.39 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Aori Qileng (-115)
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