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UFC on Fox 30: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Betting Prediction

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In one of the most intriguing clashes of styles on the undercard of UFC on Fox 30, Moldovan power puncher, Ion “Hulk” Cutelaba, takes on sambo specialist, Gadzhimurad Antigulov.

More Smashing for “Hulk”?

It’s no secret that Ion Cutelaba is not the most refined striker. However, when you possess extreme power like the Moldovan, you don’t need to be an expert technician.

As testament to Cutelaba’s heavy hands, his record boasts six knockout victories within the first minute of round one!

In his last bout, Cutelaba showed disdain for his opponent, Henrique da Silva, and starched him in only 22 seconds.

Against a much more technical boxer in Jared Cannonier, he started strongly but his output waned in the second half of the fight. Given that Cutelaba strictly throws power punches, it’s hard to keep a consistent pace for fifteen minutes.

Interestingly, Cutelaba comes from a Greco-Roman wrestling background. While he’s sure to have the striking edge against his opponent, it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to stuff takedowns.

A Submission Ace

Gadzhimurad Antigulov is one hell of a grappler. Coming from a freestyle wrestling and sambo background, Antigulov is usually able to chain takedown attempts and ground his opponents.

On the mat, the physically imposing Dagestani is consistently able to advance to dominant positions and secure submission victories. He’s great at taking the backs off his opponents and also possesses a nasty guillotine.

At range, Antigulov’s striking looks very unpolished - but he’s competent at fighting in the clinch and against the fence. Usually, opponents are not able to maintain distance for long.

Given his explosive style of fighting and record of early finishes, I’m not sure how Antigulov’s cardio will hold up in rounds two and three.

Can Cutelaba Stop the Takedown?

Before watching footage of both fighters, I thought Cutelaba might be a live underdog. Now I’m not so sure.

It’s worth noting that Cutelaba is a decorated Greco-Roman wrestler. This style of grappling specifically pertains to upper body takedowns.

Against elite grappler, Misha Cirkunov, Cutelaba was able to deal with several body lock takedown attempts. However, when Cirkunov changed approaches and attempted a double leg takedown, he was able to take Cutelaba to the mat and finish him.

Antigulov comes from a freestyle wrestling background and has an excellent single leg shot. Cutelaba could have problems dealing with this kind of takedown, and he’s comprehensively outmatched on the mat.

Things could get very interesting if Cutelaba is able to keep the fight vertical, but I think it’s more likely that Antigulov scores yet another early submission.

Pick: Antigulov within the distance +137

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