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UFC Fight Night 179: Kasanganay vs Buckley 10/10/2020 Odds, UFC Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 179 Kasanganay vs Buckley 10-10-2020 Odds UFC Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 179: Kasanganay vs Buckley 10/10/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding UFC Fight Night 179 and it will be at “Fight Island” on October 10, Saturday. This will be another closed-door fight card at the Flash Forum in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans are not allowed to watch live inside the venue but they can opt for a UFC Fight Pass subscription or Pay Per View. A title shot is up for grabs at the main event featuring bantamweight top contender Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen. The preliminary card has some interesting matches and one of them is Impa Kasanganay stepping inside the same cage as Joaquin Buckley. This middleweight bout has Joaquin Buckley as the underdog by UFC Odds against Impa Kasanganay.

UFC Fight Night 179: Kasanganay vs Buckley 10/10/2020

When: Saturday, October 10, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 179: Kasanganay vs Buckley 10/10/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Impa Kasanganay -250 Joaquin Buckley +200

Impa Kasanganay

Impa Kasanganay is a 26-year-old American fighter that came all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina. He carries a ring name of Tshilobo and this five-foot-eleven middleweight represents the Gym-O fight team. Kasanganay carries an unblemished professional record of 8-0 and six of those wins are from decisions. He got discovered by fighting twice in Dana White’s Contender series before making his UFC debut. In August 2020, he was put against Maki Pitolo in UFC Fight Night 175. In that match, both fighters went headstrong against each other as the match went full three rounds with Kasanganay earning the unanimous decision.

Joaquin Buckley

Joaquin Buckley is known as “New Mansa” inside the cage and this young 26-year-old fighter came all the way from St. Louis Missouri in the USA. He is a natural at welterweight and stands at five-foot-eight. Buckley now has a professional MMA record of 10-3 with seven victories coming from knockouts. Prior to coming to the UFC, he was a standout from LFA and also fought at Bellator for quite some time. In August 2020, he made his UFC debut at the UFC Fight Night 174. He went up against Kevin Holland and the fight went to three rounds before Buckley was knocked off the ground with a vicious punch.

Kasanganay vs Buckley Betting Numbers

Kasanganay
Buckley
Record 8-0-0 10-3-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country USA USA
Height 5’11” 5’10”
Weight 185 lbs 185 lbs
Reach 75″ 76″
Win by KO/TKO 0% 70%
Win by Submission 25% 0%
Decisions 75% 30%
Strikes landed per minute 5.58 3.80
Striking accuracy 52% 33%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.42 7.50
Striking defense 57% 41%
Takedown average 1.67 0.00
Takedown accuracy 83% 0%
Takedown defense 66% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Kasanganay vs Buckley Betting Picks

The debut match of Joaquin Buckley does not justify what his potential can be and expect him to be more careful in this match against Impa Kasanganay. Relentless Sportsbook has Buckley giving a knockout victory against Kasnaganay and giving him his first professional defeat.