Marcin Tybura vs Blagoy Ivanov Pick, 2/4/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 68 Odds
Marcin Tybura vs Blagoy Ivanov
UFC Vegas 68
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Marcin Tybura will enter the Octagon against Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Vegas 68 on Saturday, February 4, 2023. The line has Tybura at -145 while Ivanov is coming in at +125.
Marcin "Tybur" Tybura walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 23-7-0. The 37-year-old weighs in at 249 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Blagoy "Baga" Ivanov comes in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 19-4-0 (1 NC). The 36-year-old extends his reach 73". Regarding significant strikes, Marcin Tybura lands 3.61 per min and Blagoy Ivanov is landing 3.44 significant strikes per minute. Tybura lands 49% of the significant strikes he throws while Ivanov lands 41%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Tybur" allows 3.38 significant strikes per min and "Baga" absorbs 4.21. Tybura also stops 54% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Ivanov stops 54% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 68||Marcin Tybura||Blagoy Ivanov|
|Record||23-7-0||19-4-0 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||12:31||16:40|
|Weight||249 lbs||250 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.61||3.44|
In terms of grappling, Marcin Tybura is the more apt wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.42 times per 3 rounds. Tybura is taking his opponents to the canvas on 32% of his tries and is defending 79% of the takedowns his opponents try. Ivanov is scoring a takedown on 40% of his takedown attempts and defending 77% of the tries against him. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Tybura is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.2 submissions per 15 min while Ivanov goes for 0.1 submissions per 15 min.
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In his last bout, Marcin Tybura fought Alexandr Romanov and took home the victory via majority decision in round 3. Romanov ended up landing 95 of 160 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Tybura ended the night having landed 82 of 135 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Romanov landed 40 of 88, which gave him a rate of 45%. He ended up landing 24 of 65 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Tybura ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by sticking 47 of 98. Of those significant strikes, he landed 30 of 74 to the head. 52% of the significant strikes landed by Romanov and 91% of them landed by Tybura were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Blagoy Ivanov, he went up against Marcos Rogerio de Lima and wound up taking home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Lima ended up landing 85% of his significant strikes at distance while Ivanov landed 87% of his significant strikes at distance. Ivanov connected on 48% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 62 of 128. He ended up connecting on 53 of 118 significant strikes aimed at the head. Lima landed 68 of 133 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 46 of 107 to the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Lima landed 81 of 147 and Ivanov was 75 of 142 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Dooho Choi battles Kyle Nelson. Choi walks into the Octagon with a record of 14-4-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Nelson measures 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 13-5-0. The 31-year-old has an arm span of 71". In terms of takedowns, Dooho Choi takes his opponents to the mat 0.41 times per 3 rds and Kyle Nelson takes his opponents to the mat 0.65 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Choi connects for an average of 5.32 strikes per min and is connecting on 51% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Kyle Nelson, who is connecting on 46% of his attempted strikes and connects on 3.34 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Adam Fugitt is set to square up against Yusaku Kinoshita. Kinoshita comes into this bout with a record of 6-1-0. The 22-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and measures 6'0". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 71". Fugitt measures in at 6'1" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career record of 8-3-0. The 34-year-old reaches 77". Regarding takedowns, Yusaku Kinoshita is able to defend against 15% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is getting his opponent to the mat on 15% of the times he tries. Fugitt is taking his opponents down on 12% of his tries and stops 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Kinoshita is taking 3.45 strikes per min and he lands 5.79 strikes per minute. Fugitt, at the same time, is absorbing 7.44 strikes/min and connects on 5.74 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marcin Tybura (-145)
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