Almeida vs Turkalj Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC 279 — Preliminary Card Catchweight (220lbs) Bout
Jailton "Malhadinho" Almeida (16-2-0, 6 KO's, 10 Submissions) vs. Anton "The Pleasure Man" Turkalj (8-0-0, 5 KO's, 2 Submissions)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Arena — Paradise, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, ESPNEWS
Almeida vs Turkalj Odds & Betting Info
All UFC 279 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Jailton Almeida: (-850)
- Anton Turkalj: (+500)
- Draw: (TBD)
Method of Victory:
- Almeida by KO/TKO: (+250)
- Almeida by Points: (+460)
- Almeida by Submission: (+105)
- Turkalj by KO/TKO: (+1000)
- Turkalj by Points: (+1300)
- Turkalj by Submission: (+2200)
Almeida vs Turkalj Prediction
UFC 279 Almeida-Turkalj prediction is from Tapology Fight Predictions.
Winner: Jailton Almeida (92%)
Method of Victory: Submission (62%)
A winner of his last 11 fights, Jailton Almeida is 3-0 since joining UFC. He's won two of those by submission, with all three wins coming before the end of Round 2. Meanwhile, Anton Turkalj has yet to lose in his MMA career ahead of his UFC pay-per-view debut.
Turkalj's undefeated record is impressive, but he's yet to face someone on his opponent's level. Almeida has destroyed each UFC opponent placed in front of him, which is a trend I expect to continue against the less experienced Turkalj.
While a Tapology calls for a submission win, I'm playing things safe by calling for Almeida to win in Round 1, regardless of method, at +105 odds.
Almeida vs Turkalj Betting Trends & Stats
- Jailton Almeida defeated Parker Porter, by submission, in his last fight on May 21, 2022.
- Anton Turkalj defeated Acacio dos Santos, by decision, in his last fight on July 26, 2022.
- Almeida averages 3.48 significant strikes landed per minute with a 53% accuracy rate.
- Turkalj averages 1.40 significant strikes landed per minute with a 56% accuracy rate.
- Almeida averages 0.49 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 12% defense rate.
- Turkalj averages 1.27 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 58% defense rate.
- Almeida has a 50% takedown defense rate.
- Turkalj has a 68% takedown accuracy rate.
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