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UFC on ESPN 23: Cutelaba vs Jacoby 05/01/2021 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC on ESPN 23 Cutelaba vs Jacoby 05-01-2021 Fight Analysis Forecast and Tips

UFC on ESPN 23: Cutelaba vs Jacoby 05/01/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship intends to ride the momentum from April heading onto May. They will kick-off the month with UFC on ESPN 3 this coming Saturday, May 1 and it will be inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas Nevada once again. Fans can opt to watch the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. Jiri Prochazka is out to prove that his thunderous UFC debut is not a fluke as he takes on veteran fighter Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight matchup. Located in the main card is another light heavyweight matchup and it features Ion Cutelaba and Dustin Jacoby. This fight is going to be interesting as UFC live betting puts Ion Cutelaba as the favored fighter over Dustin Jacoby who replaced Devin Clark.

UFC on ESPN 23: Cutelaba vs Jacoby 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 23: Cutelaba vs Jacoby 05/01/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ion Cutelaba -140 Dustin Jacoby +120

Main Card

Ion Cutelaba

Ion Cutelaba carries an interesting ring name as “The Hulk” and he is a fighter that flew all the way from Chisinau in the Republic of Moldova. He gets his MMA training at Timoshkov Sport Club and CSA Moldova. Cutelaba is just at his prime age of 27 years old and this light heavyweight stands at six-foot-one. His professional fighting record is now at 15-6 and 12 of those matches came from knockouts. It has been a tough stretch for Cutelaba who lost three of his last four matches. The most recent was in UFC 254 when he took on Magomed Ankalaev. That fight ended early, losing by knockout at the 4:19 mark.

Dustin Jacoby

Dustin Jacoby is a 33-year-old fight veteran and his hometown is located at Arenzville, Illinois in the USA. He stands at six-foot-four and has been sharpening his fighting skills at the Factory X fight team. Jacoby goes by the ring name of “The Hanyak” whenever he steps inside the MMA cage. This light heavyweight fighter now has a professional fighting record of 14-5 and nine of his wins came from knockouts. This fighter had two matches in the UFC heading to this fight against Cutelaba. Jacoby won over Justin Ledet in his debut then followed it up with a unanimous decision victory over Maxim Grishin in UFC Fight Night 186 just this February 2021.

Cutelaba vs Jacoby Betting Numbers

Record 15-6-0 14-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Moldova USA
Height 6’1″ 6’3″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 75 76
Win by KO/TKO 80% 64%
Win by Submission 13% 7%
Decisions 7% 29%
Strikes landed per minute 5.10 3.68
Striking accuracy 39% 46%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.37 2.94
Striking defense 48% 61%
Takedown average 2.41 0.22
Takedown accuracy 71% 100%
Takedown defense 80% 70%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Cutelaba vs Jacoby Betting Picks

Even as a replacement fighter, Dustin Jacoby is no pushover as his promising MMA career is going to be tested. The potential is there but Ion Cutelaba is going to be the safer bet as seen in the best online betting site