Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu Pick, 8/5/2023 Predictions UFC Nashville Odds
Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Dustin Jacoby will face off against Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Nashville on Saturday, August 5, 2023. The opener has Jacoby coming in at +130 while Nzechukwu is at -150.
Dustin "The Hanyak" Jacoby will be looking to add a win to his career total of 18-7-1. The 35-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Kennedy "African Savage" Nzechukwu measures in at 6'5" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-3-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 83". Regarding significant strikes, Dustin Jacoby lands 5.44 per minute while Kennedy Nzechukwu is connecting on 4.89 significant strikes per min. Jacoby lands 47% of the significant strikes he tries while Nzechukwu is landing 46%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Hanyak" takes 4.03 significant strikes per minute and "African Savage" absorbs 4.23. Jacoby also curbs 58% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Nzechukwu is able to deflect 51% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Nashville||Dustin Jacoby||Kennedy Nzechukwu|
|Average Fight Time||11:26||9:53|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.44||4.89|
When it comes to grappling, Dustin Jacoby is the lesser skilled grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min. Jacoby is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his attempts and stuffing 60% of all takedown tries against him. Nzechukwu is taking his opponents down on 50% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 80% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding submissions, Jacoby is the more skilled fighter by attempting 0.8 finishes per 3 rds while Nzechukwu looks to get 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
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The last time he fought, Dustin Jacoby squared up with Azamat Murzakanov and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Murzakanov landed 70 of 130 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Jacoby finished this fight landing 96 of 167 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Murzakanov landed 67 of 127, which gave him a rate of 52%. He landed 51 of 110 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Jacoby landed 48% of his significant strikes by connecting on 64 of 131. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 36 of 95 pointed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Murzakanov and 93% of them landed by Jacoby were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Kennedy Nzechukwu, he fought Devin Clark and ended up winning this fight by a guillotine choke in round 2. Clark connected on 36% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Nzechukwu landed 14% of his significant strikes at distance. Nzechukwu landed 76% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 62 of 81. He ended up connecting on 44 of 63 significant strikes to the head. Clark ended up landing 36 of 58 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 25 of 46 aimed at the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Clark landed 61 of 90 while Nzechukwu was 79 of 98 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Diego Lopes faces off with Gavin Tucker. Lopes has a career record of 21-6-0. The 28-year-old weighs 145 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Tucker measures in at 5'6" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 13-2-0. The 37-year-old reaches 66". Regarding grappling, Diego Lopes is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds while Gavin Tucker scores a takedown 2.98 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Lopes connects for an average of 2.26 strikes per minute and is connecting on 52% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Gavin Tucker, who tags the opposition on 45% of the strikes he has attempted and connects for an average of 4.39 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Aleksa Camur is set to square up against Tanner Boser. Boser steps into the cage holding a record of 20-10-1. The 31-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Camur comes in at 6'1" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 6-2-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Regarding takedowns, Tanner Boser defends against 61% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 15% of his attempts. Camur is taking his opponents down on 25% of his tries and deflects 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Boser takes 2.47 strikes per min and he connects on 4.17 strikes/minute. Camur, moreover, takes 3.15 strikes per min and connects on 4.78 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kennedy Nzechukwu (-150)
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