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UFC Fight Night 169: Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2/29/2020 Betting Picks, UFC Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 169 Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2-29-2020 Betting Picks UFC Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 169: Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2/29/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has another UFC Fight Night in the works as they will hold their event at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, February 29. This fight card is available to watch via Pay Per View and the online live stream is made available for free when subscribed to UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature two top UFC flyweights with Joseph Benavides goes up against Dieveson Figueiredo. In the undercard, it will be a clash of two light heavyweights with Ion Cutelaba battles Magomed Ankalaev. It is seen by UFC Online that Ankalaev has a distinct advantage over Cutelaba for this bout.

UFC Fight Night 169: Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2/29/2020 –

When:Saturday, February 29,  7:00 PM ET
Where:Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 169: Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2/29/2020 Odds

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Ion Cutelaba+175Magomed Ankalaev-225

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Ion Cutelaba

Ion Cutelaba is a young 26-year-old fighter that came out of Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He has a professional MMA record that stands at 15-4 and he stables at the Timoshkov Sport Club and CSA Moldova. All his career, he has fought in the Light Heavyweight division and he is coming off from a first-round TKO victory over  Kahlil Rountree. If it was not for the loss against Glover Texiera in April 2019, this fighter could have been on a four-fight winning streak.

Cutelaba entered the UFC back in June 2016 where he got beaten up by Misha Cirkunov in UFC Fight Night 89. Since then, it has been up and down for him as he is 4-3 in the UFC. He also registered wins over Jonathan Wilson, Henrique da Silva and Gadzhimurad Antigulov. Expect Cutelaba to try and put his punching power to Ankalaev as he won 12 times in his 15 recorded wins through knocking people down.

Magomed Ankalaev

Magomed Ankalaev is also a young and rising star in the UFC as this fighter came out from Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. He fights out of Akhmat Fight Team and holds a professional MMA record of 12-1. He came to the UFC in March 2018 where he was an undefeated fighter that tasted his first loss against Paul Craig in UFC Fight Night 127.

Since then he had adjusted to the fighting style needed to stay in the UFC as he won three straight matches against Marcin Prachinio, Klidson Abreu and the lates were against Dalcha Lungiambula. Like his opponent, Ankalaev likes to knock down his opponents as he won seven times in twelve contests via TKO. His last loss against Paul Craig almost went to the judges’ scorecards if he just held on for just another second.

Cutelaba vs Ankalaev Betting Numbers







Record15-4-0 (1 NC)12-1-0
Last FightWinWin
Height6′ 1″6′ 3″
Win by KO/TKO80%58%
Win by Submission13%0%
Strikes landed per minute5.273.32
Striking accuracy39%56%
Striking absorbed per minute3.161.15
Striking defense49%68%
Takedown average2.620.69
Takedown accuracy71%33%
Takedown defense80%85%
Submission average00

Cutelaba vs Ankalaev Betting Picks

This is going to be fireworks as both fighters would like to end their matches early and test their opponents if they can handle their power. Anklaev just had a hiccup in his only loss in the UFC and he could have still been an undefeated fighter at this match if it was not for that. It is seen by Online Sports Betting that Akalaev will be taking this victory over Cutelaba and it will be a quick match.