Umar Nurmagomedov vs Raoni Barcelos Pick, 1/14/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 67 Odds
Umar Nurmagomedov vs Raoni Barcelos
UFC Vegas 67
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Umar Nurmagomedov will enter the Octagon with Raoni Barcelos at UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The opening moneyline has Nurmagomedov at -675 while Barcelos is priced at +500.
Umar Nurmagomedov walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-0-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Raoni Barcelos measures 5'7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 17-3-0. The 35-year-old reaches 67". With respect to significant strikes, Umar Nurmagomedov lands 4.35 per min and Raoni Barcelos lands 5.82 significant strikes per min. Nurmagomedov lands 70% of the significant strikes he tries and Barcelos lands 52%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, Nurmagomedov allows 0.37 significant strikes per minute and Barcelos absorbs 4.94. Nurmagomedov also defends against 85% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Barcelos curbs 62% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 67||Umar Nurmagomedov||Raoni Barcelos|
|Average Fight Time||8:58||13:11|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.35||5.82|
Concerning grappling, Umar Nurmagomedov is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 5.02 times per 15 minutes. Nurmagomedov is scoring a takedown on 45% of the times he tries and defending 15% of all takedown attempts. Barcelos is taking his opponents to the mat on 42% of his takedown tries and is stopping 93% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of going for the sub, Nurmagomedov is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 1.1 subs per 3 rounds while Barcelos attempts 0.4 subs per 15 min.
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In his previous fight, Umar Nurmagomedov went up against Nate Maness and ended up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Maness landed 46 of 68 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Nurmagomedov walked away from this fight having landed 128 of 161 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Maness ended up landing 2 of 20, which gave him a percentage of 10%. He finished the fight landing 1 of 19 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Nurmagomedov ended up landing 74% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 74 of 100. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 60 of 79 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Maness and 22% of them landed by Nurmagomedov were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Raoni Barcelos, he went up against Trevin Jones and ended up winning this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Jones landed 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Barcelos connected on 53% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Barcelos connected on 61% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 73 of 119. He landed 51 of 95 significant strikes directed at the head. Jones ended up connecting on 11 of 57 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 5 of 47 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Jones ended up connecting on 15 of 61 and Barcelos connected on 119 of 171 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Claudio Ribeiro squares up against Abdul Razak Alhassan. Ribeiro steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-2-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Razak Alhassan stands in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 11-5-0. The 37-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In terms of takedowns, Claudio Ribeiro scores a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes while Abdul Razak Alhassan scores a takedown 1.04 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Ribeiro tags his opponents 9.60 strikes/minute and landing 66% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Abdul Razak Alhassan, who lands 48% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.57 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Mateus Mendonca is set to battle Javid Basharat. Basharat walks into the Octagon holding a record of 13-0-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Mendonca stands 5'6" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 10-0-0. The 23-year-old has an arm span of 71". Regarding takedowns, Javid Basharat is able to deflect 87% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown attempts on 55% of his attempts. Mendonca is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of his attempts and deflects 15% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Basharat is taking 2.42 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 5.41 strikes per minute. Mendonca, in contrast, is taking 5.00 strikes/min and is dishing out 11.25 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Raoni Barcelos (+500)
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