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UFC On ABC 1: Buckley vs Di Chirico 01/16/2021 Betting Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC On ABC 1 Buckley vs Di Chirico 01-16-2021 Betting Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC On ABC 1: Buckley vs Di Chirico 01/16/2021 Betting Odds, Picks and UFC Predictions – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back from the season holiday break and came up with an exciting fight card to kick off 2021. They will be holding their first fight card of the year in UFC on ABC 1 and it will happen at the remote area of the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass are the best way to watch the matches. Former champion Max Holloway hopes to earn another chance to fight in the championship but he has to go through Calvin Kattar. Joining them in the undercard is a middleweight match between Joaquin Buckley and Alessio Di Chirico. It is forecasted by UFC Vegas Odds that Joaquin Buckley will be taking home the victory against Alessio Di Chirico.

UFC On ABC 1: Buckley vs Di Chirico 01/16/2021 Betting Odds, Picks and UFC Predictions

When: Saturday, January 16, 3:00 PM ET
Where: Etihad, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC On ABC 1: Buckley vs Di Chirico 01/16/2021 Betting Odds, Picks and UFC Predictions Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Joaquin Buckley -275 Alessio Di Chirico +215

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Joaquin Buckley

Joaquin Buckey carries the ring name of “New Mansa” and he is an American MMA fighter that hails from St. Louis, Missouri. This 26-year-old is five-foot-eight in height and trains at the Finney’s Hit Squad. Buckley has a young professional career ahead of him and his record is now at 12-3. Nine of the wins came from knockouts and the rest are from decisions. He already has three fights in the UFC and lost only once. After a rough patch in his debut fight against Kevin Holland, Buckley went on to defeat Impa Kasaganay and the latest was against Jordan Wright in UFC 255. That match ended in the second round through a knockout at the 18-second mark.

Alessio Di Chirico

Alessio Di Chirico is given the ring name of “Manzo” and he came all the way from Rome, Italy to fight in Yas Island. He is a natural at middleweight and this six-foot fighter gets his training at Gloria Fight Center. Di Chirico has a professional MMA record of 12-5 and those victories are divided into five knockouts, four submissions and three decisions. His debuti in the UFC happened in April 2016 as an undefeated fighter. Life has been tough for Di Chirico as he is coming to this match against Joaquin Buckley on a three-fight losing streak. His last match was just this August 2020 in UFC Fight Night 175 and got defeated by a unanimous decision.

Buckley vs Di Chirico Betting Numbers

Buckley
Di Chirico
Record 12-3-0 12-5-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country USA Italy
Height 5’10” 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 76 74
Win by KO/TKO 75% 42%
Win by Submission 0% 33%
Decisions 25% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 4.89 3.25
Striking accuracy 38% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.46 3.28
Striking defense 51% 62%
Takedown average 0.66 1.66
Takedown accuracy 16% 45%
Takedown defense 100% 83%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Buckley vs Di Chirico Betting Picks

Alessio Di Chirico needs this match to stay relevant in the UFC and expect him to throw everything inside the octagon. On the other hand, Joaquin Buckley is just ready to rise up in the rankings and is a much complete fighter that Di Chirico. Online Sportsbook sees this match swaying on the side of Buckley and giving his opponent his fourth consecutive loss.