UFC on ESPN 28: Collin Anglin vs.Melsik Baghdasaryan Picks and Predictions
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Collin Anglin
UFC: Saturday July 31st at 6:00 PM ET
The Line: -- Melsik Baghdasaryan -136 / Collin Anglin +116 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Collin Anglin and Melsik Baghdasaryan face off on Saturday in a featherweight bout in a prelim card showdown at UFC on ESPN 28 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. This is the second fight for each fighter in their UFC career.
Melsik Baghdasaryan comes into this fight with an 8-1 record overall and he looked good in his UFC debut. Baghdasaryan faced off with Dennis Buzukja in September of 2020 and he landed 102 significant strikes which led to the victory. “The Gun” is averaging 6.80 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.80 significant strikes per minute. In the first fight, Baghdasaryan wanted to keep the fight on the feet, and he also stopped 75 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. Baghdasaryan is a pressure fighter, and he is going to put a whole lot of pressure in this fight.
On the other side of this matchup is Collin Anglin who sits with an 8-1 record overall, and he won his opening UFC fight. Anglin faced off with Muhammad Naimov in September of 2020 and he was impressive landing 88 significant strikes and that was enough to come away with the unanimous decision victory. Anglin is averaging 5.87 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.47 significant strikes per minute. Anglin likes to get the fight to the ground, and he is averaging 3.00 successful takedowns every 15 minutes. Anglin is successful on 75 percent of his takedown attempts, and he also stops 100 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts.
This fight is all coming down to where it takes place. I think Anglin is going to get the fight to the ground, and that is going to be the difference in this game. Back Anglin to pull off the big upset. I really like this pick.