This week’s UFC main event will be a striker’s delight as Russian Sambo fighter Ankalaev(#6) takes on Thiago Santos(#5) at UFC Vegas 50.
While Thiago Santos is the higher-ranked fighter and has amassed more experience inside the octagon, Magomed is an absolute destroyer. For substance, he’s amassed a 16-1 pro record(7-1 UFC) and captured nine knockouts in his career.
On the other hand, Thiago has been in the UFC since 2013 and boasted an impressive 13-5 record, before meeting the champ, Jon Jones. Since then it has been a slight downhill season for him having lost to Glover Teixeira and then to Alexander Rakic. Although, in his last fight, he defeated Johnny Walker via unanimous decision.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.95
Significant Striking Accuracy: 48%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.28
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 56%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.61
Takedown Accuracy: 36%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 66%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.1
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.60
Significant Striking Accuracy: 55%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.05
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 62%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.15
Takedown Accuracy: 31%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents’ TD attempts that did not land): 85%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.0
(Stats via UFCstats.com)
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and give my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 10-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 285-116
Check out my previous predictions here.
UFC Vegas 50: Ankalaev vs Santos MAIN CARD
Magomed Ankalaev (1.18) vs. Thiago Santos (5.00)
Prediction: Magomed Ankalaev wins. [Prop- Magomed to win via KO/TKO @2.10]
Song Yadong (1.40) vs. Marlon Moraes (3.00)
Prediction: Song Yadong wins
Sodiq Yusuff (1.40) vs. Alex Caceres (3.00)
Prediction: Sodiq Yusuff wins
Karl Roberson (1.72) vs. Khalil Rountree Jr. (2.10)
Prediction: Karl Robertson wins
Drew Dober (1.61) vs. Terrance McKinney (2.30)
Prediction: Drew Dober wins
Alex Pereira (1.52) vs. Bruno Silva (2.30)
Prediction: Alex Pereira wins
Watch UFC Fight Night – Santos vs Ankalaev LIVE on SONY TEN 2 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) & SONY TEN 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels on 13th March 2022 from 5:30 AM IST