Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis Pick, 6/10/2023 Predictions UFC 289 Odds
Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis
Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Nassourdine Imavov will enter the Octagon against Chris Curtis at UFC 289 on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The opener has Imavov at -150 while Curtis is priced at +125.
Nassourdine Imavov comes into this bout with a mark of 12-4-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Chris "Action-Man" Curtis stands in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 30-10-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 75". With respect to significant strikes, Nassourdine Imavov is landing 4.32 per min while Chris Curtis connects on 5.59 significant strikes per minute. Imavov connects on 51% of the significant strikes he attempts while Curtis lands 50%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Imavov takes 3.81 significant strikes per min while "Action-Man" absorbs 6.22. Imavov also defends 59% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Curtis thwarts 55% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 289||Nassourdine Imavov||Chris Curtis|
|Average Fight Time||14:40||10:50|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.32||5.59|
Regarding takedowns, Nassourdine Imavov is the more capable wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rounds. Imavov is scoring a takedown on 22% of his attempts and is defending 72% of all takedowns attempted on him. Curtis is taking his opponents down on 0% of his takedown tries and thwarting 100% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Imavov is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 1.7 subs per 15 minutes while Curtis tries 0.7 subs per 15 min.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Nassourdine Imavov squared up with Sean Strickland and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 5. Strickland ended up landing 194 of 420 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Imavov walked away from this fight having landed 131 of 277 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Strickland landed 182 of 405, which gave him a rate of 44%. He ended up landing 134 of 347 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Imavov ended up landing 45% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 123 of 269. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 67 of 207 aimed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Strickland and 84% of them landed by Imavov were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Chris Curtis, he faced off with Kelvin Gastelum and took a loss on the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Gastelum ended up connecting on 91% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Curtis ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Curtis landed 34% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 70 of 201. He ended up connecting on 44 of 164 significant strikes directed at the head. Gastelum connected on 83 of 188 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 63 of 161 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Gastelum connected on 88 of 195 while Curtis was 80 of 216 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Aiemann Zahabi encounters Aori Qileng. 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". 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". When it comes to grappling, Aiemann Zahabi takes his opponents down 0.25 times per 15 minutes while Aori Qileng takes his opponents down 1.57 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Zahabi is landing 3.01 strikes/minute and landing 43% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Aori Qileng, who connects on 48% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 6.07 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Blake Bilder is set to battle Kyle Nelson. 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". Regarding takedowns, Kyle Nelson is able to defend against 63% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown tries on 23% of his tries. Bilder is finishing his takedown tries on 14% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 100% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Nelson is taking 4.89 strikes/min while he is dealing 2.85 strikes per min. Bilder, on the other hand, is absorbing 5.05 strikes per min and is landing 6.58 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nassourdine Imavov (-150)
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