After a three week stint in Abu Dhabi, UFC is back this weekend at Vegas and this fight card is being headlined by former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem and a top heavyweight contender in Alexander Volkov.
The fight will take place at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Alistair Overeem has had a late-career resurgence as he is currently riding on a two-fight winning streak and is 4-1 in his last five-fights.
In his last fight, Alistair Overeem knocked out Agusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night 176 last September. Prior to that, he knocked out Walt Harris in round 2 at UFC on ESPN 8. Before that, he suffered a fifth-round TKO loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 back in December of 2019.
On the other hand, Alexander Volkov is currently coming off of a TKO win over Walt Harris at UFC 254. Before that, he lost via unanimous decision to Curtis Blaydes at UFC on ESPN 11. Before that, he defeated Greg Hardy via unanimous decision at UFC Moscow.
Heading into this fight, Alexander Volkov (1.53) is a heavy favourite over Alistair Overeem (2.50).
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.71
Significant Striking Accuracy: 64%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.23
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 58%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.44
Takedown Accuracy: 56%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 73%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.8
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.76
Significant Striking Accuracy: 58%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.53
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 56%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.69
Takedown Accuracy: 70%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 65%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.2
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 2-3 on picks, bringing my overall record to 89-38.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (1.53) vs Alistair Overeem (2.53)
Prediction: Alexander Volkov defeats Alistair Overeem.
Bantamweight: Cory Sandhagen (1.25) vs Frankie Edgar (4.00)
Prediction: The fight goes over 1.5 rounds (1.28)
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja (1.80) vs Manuel Cape (2.00)
Prediction: Alexandre Pantoja wins outright.
Lightweight: Michael Johnson (1.44) vs Clay Guida (2.75)
Prediction: Michael Johnson wins outright.
Featherweight: Cody Stamann (1.22) vs Askar Askar (4.33)
Prediction: Cody Stamann wins outright.
Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira (1.83) vs Beniel Dariush (1.95)
Prediction: Carlos Diego Ferreira wins outright.