Junyong Park vs Denis Tiuliulin Pick, 2/4/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 68 Odds
Junyong Park vs Denis Tiuliulin
UFC Vegas 68
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Junyong Park will battle Denis Tiuliulin at UFC Vegas 68 on Saturday, February 4, 2023. The opening odds have Park coming in at -200 while Tiuliulin is priced at +170.
Junyong "The Iron Turtle" Park looks to add a win to his career record of 15-5-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Denis Tiuliulin comes in at 6'1" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 11-6-0. The 34-year-old reaches 77". Regarding significant strikes, Junyong Park connects on 4.86 per min while Denis Tiuliulin lands 6.18 significant strikes per min. Park is landing 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Tiuliulin is connecting on 42%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Iron Turtle" allows 3.79 significant strikes per min while Tiuliulin takes 6.06. Park also stops 52% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Tiuliulin stops 42% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 68||Junyong Park||Denis Tiuliulin|
|Average Fight Time||12:17||8:25|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.86||6.18|
When it comes to grappling, Junyong Park is the more apt grappler as he scores a takedown 2.27 times per 15 min. Park is finishing his takedown attempts on 54% of the times he tries and stopping 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. Tiuliulin is taking his opponents to the mat on 15% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 75% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Park is the more apt fighter by trying 0.7 subs per 15 minutes while Tiuliulin goes for 0.4 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last bout, Junyong Park faced Joseph Holmes and ended up getting the victory via rear naked choke in round 2. Holmes ended up landing 21 of 42 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Park ended the night having landed 48 of 76 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Holmes ended up landing 20 of 40, which gave him a percentage of 50%. He landed 8 of 24 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Park landed 54% of his significant strikes by sticking 18 of 33. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 13 of 26 aimed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Holmes and 77% of them landed by Park were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Denis Tiuliulin, he faced off with Jamie Pickett and ended up getting the victory in the fight by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 2. Pickett ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Tiuliulin ended up connecting on 71% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Tiuliulin connected on 45% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 73 of 161. He ended up landing 53 of 131 significant strikes directed at the head. Pickett landed 60 of 111 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 44 of 90 to the head. In terms of the strikes he fired off in this contest, Pickett ended up landing 63 of 114 while Tiuliulin connected on 87 of 178 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Tatsuro Taira squares up with Jesus Aguilar. Taira walks into the cage with a record of 12-0-0. The 23-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Aguilar comes in at 5'4" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 8-1-0. The 26-year-old stretches 62". In terms of takedowns, Tatsuro Taira takes his opponents to the mat 2.47 times per 3 rds and Jesus Aguilar is averaging a takedown 3.77 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Taira lands 3.25 strikes/minute and lands 64% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Jesus Aguilar, who tags the opposition on 46% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 2.01 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Mandy Bohm is set to battle Ji Yeon Kim. Yeon Kim will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 9-6-2. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 72". Bohm comes in at 5'7" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 7-2-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old reaches 71". In terms of wrestling, Ji Yeon Kim prevents 42% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 15% of the times she tries. Bohm is finishing her takedown tries on 15% of the attempts she tries and is able to curb 71% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Yeon Kim is absorbing 5.77 strikes per min while she is dealing 5.79 strikes per min. Bohm, in contrast, takes 4.20 strikes/min and deals 2.93 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denis Tiuliulin (+170)
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