UFC Fight Night 192: Ion Cuțelaba vs. Devin Clark Picks and Predictions
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Devin Clark vs. Ion Cutelaba
UFC: Saturday, September 18th at 7:00 PM ET
The Line: -- Ion Cuțelaba -150 / Devin Clark +125 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Ion Cutelaba and Devin Clark face off in a light heavyweight battle in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 192 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba comes into this fight with a 15-6-1 record overall but he has lost three fights in a row, and this might be make or break in terms of his UFC contract. Cutelaba’s last fight came against Dustin Jacoby in May of 2021 and he had nine takedowns, but that wasn’t enough as he lost by a split decision. Cutelaba is averaging 5.03 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.80 significant strikes per minute. He likes to get the fight to the ground, and he is averaging 3.69 takedowns every minute. He is successful on 57 percent of his takedown attempts and stops 78 percent of his opponent's attempts.
On the other side of this fight ins Devin “Brown Bear” Clark who has won two of his last three starts, with the loss coming against Anthony Smith in the last fight. Clark’s last win came against Alonzo Menifield and it was a dominating performance, out striking him 79-39. Clark is averaging 3.33 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.43 significant strikes per minute Clark also likes to get the fight to the ground averaging 2.70 takedowns every 15 minutes, but he is only successful on 36 percent of his attempts. Clark stops 76 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts, and he is going to need to stop Cutelaba’s takedown attempts.
We know for sure this fight is going to take place on the ground. Clark does a good job of stopping takedown attempts, and Cutelaba isn’t going to be able to control the fight. Clark will get the fight to the ground, and get the job done. Clark should be favored in this fight, and he will get the job done.