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UFC Fight Night 180: Crute vs Bukauskas 10/17/2020 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 180 Crute vs Bukauskas 10-17-2020 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 180: Crute vs Bukauskas 10/17/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to have another exciting fight card for October 17, Saturday with UFC Fight Night 180. This is going to be held at the well-hyped “Fight Island” or better known as Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The live stream is available through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View is also another option to watch. The biggest draw is the Korean Zombie taking on Brian Ortega to earn the right to battle for the UFC featherweight championship that is held by Alexander Volkanovski.  Also in the main card is a light heavyweight matchup between Jimmy Crute and Modestas Bukauskas. According to UFC Live Betting,  Jimmy Crute is the favorite to win in this hard-hitting match-up against Modestas Bukauskas.

UFC Fight Night 180: Crute vs Bukauskas 10/17/2020

When: Saturday, October 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 180: Crute vs Bukauskas 10/17/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jimmy Crute -350 Modestas Bukauskas +250

Main Card

Jimmy Crute

Jimmy Crute is a very young 24-year-old fighter and he came all the way from Altona Meadows, Victoria located in Australia. He is known as “The Brute” and has been training at the Stewie’s House of BJJ. Crute now has a professional fighting record of 11-1 and he has four wins, four submissions and three decisions. He has been battling in the UFC since December 2018 and only lost once in four matches. His last fight happened in February 2020 in UFC Fight Night 168 where he went up against Michal Oleksiejczuk. In that match, it only took Crute 3 minutes and 29 seconds to put his opponent on a Kimura submission for the victory.

Modestas Bukauskas

Modestas Bukauskas is known as “The Baltic Gladiator” and he hails from Klaipeda, Lithuania. He is a very young fighter at 26 years old and has been getting his skills sharpened up at the Gintas Combat stable. Bukauskas now has a professional record of 11-2 and has eight knockouts in his career which is mostly fought at light heavyweight. This is going to be his second fight in the UFC but prior to coming to the organization, he was a standout in Cage Warriors. His debut match happened in July 2020 in UFC on ESPN 13 where he was picked to battle Andreas Michailidis. Bukauskas successfully knocked him out at the bell with a help of his sharp elbows. 

Crute vs Bukauskas Betting Numbers

Record 11-1-0 11-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia Lithuania
Height 6’2″ 6’3″
Weight 205 lbs 205 lbs
Reach 74″ 78″
Win by KO/TKO 36% 73%
Win by Submission 36% 18%
Decisions 27% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 4.08 3.60
Striking accuracy 55% 36%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.23 4.60
Striking defense 53% 50%
Takedown average 4.63 0.00
Takedown accuracy 81% 0%
Takedown defense 60% 100%
Submission average 2.60 0.00

Crute vs Bukauskas Betting Picks

In this fight, Jimmy Crute is going to be an easy candy eye pick to win and Online Sportsbook sees that too. With more options to put down Bukauskas, it would need something special for the Lithuanian fighter to pull an upset.