Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark 5-6-23 Analysis, Tips and Odds

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark 5/6/23 – Kennedy Nzechukwu and Devin Clark will square off as part of UFC 288 on Saturday’s preliminary card, while in the main event Aljamain Sterling faced Henry Cejudo to vie for bantamweight championship of UFC. Both fighters entered this fight hoping to add another win to their records. UFC betting sites are up to date in this thrilling game and you can place your bets on your best fighter.

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark

Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA


Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark 5/6/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -180


Moneyline: +155

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark Analysis

Kennedy “African Savage” Nzechukwu holds an 11-3-0 record and weighs 6’5″. He will compete at 205 lbs. This southpaw fighter features an 83″ wingspan. Kennedy Nzechukwu averages 4.63 significant strikes per minute. Nzechukwu successfully scores 44% of the significant hits he throws. “African Savage” manages 4.19 key strikes per minute on defense. Nzechukwu defends 51% of significant strikes his opponents lob at him. Kennedy Nzechukwu defeated Ion Cutelaba via a knee to the head in round 2, ultimately taking this fight and winning it by knockout. Cutelaba managed to land 30 of 57 strikes he released throughout this contest, while Nzechukwu managed 24 out of 42 total strikes landed during their contest. Cutelaba recorded 9 out of 26 significant strikes for an impressive 34% strike rate. Nzechukwu successfully connected on 7 of 23 significant headshots. Furthermore, 57% of his significant strikes.  Cutelaba connected on 22 of 40 significant strikes that hit him square in the head; 88% were made by Cutelaba while 62% came from Nzechukwu at distance.

Devin “Brown Bear” Clark stands 6’0″, weighs in at 205 lbs, and hopes to add another victory to his record of 14-7-0. At 75″, this 33 year-old is looking to find another success on the mats. Devin Clark averages 2.91 significant strikes per minute. Clark scores 55% of his major strikes. “Brown Bear” can absorb 2.71 significant hits per minute. Clark was able to significantly decrease 45% of shots fired. Devin Clark made his last Octagon appearance against Da Woon Jung and claimed victory via unanimous decision victory in round 3. Jung was successful in connecting on 38% of his significant strikes from distance, while Clark managed to connect on 66% of them. Clark was successful with 55% of his significant hits attempted, landing 39 of 70 significant blows to the head. 22 out of 51 significant strikes to the head were connected successfully. Jung landed 18 of 52 significant strikes during that fight and 11 out of 42 strikes were accurate enough to connect directly to his head. Jung scored 43 of 78 total strikes he attempted while Clark connected on 96% of all his attempted strikes, an outstanding performance in this fight.

Kennedy Nzechukwu may not be as efficient of a wrestler when it comes to wrestling, as he only manages an average of 0.74 takedowns every 15 minutes. Nzechukwu has successfully completed 55% of his takedown attempts and blocked 80% of all takedown attempts. Clark has taken his opponents down 34% of the times he attempts takedowns and blocked 59% of attempts made against him by opponents. Nzechukwu does not exhibit as much precision in her sub attempts; she makes 0.1 sub attempt every 15 minutes while Clark attempts 0.3 finishes per 3 rounds.

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark Stats

Average Fight Time10:0711:25
Height6′ 5″6′ 0″
Weight205 lbs.205 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.4.632.91
Striking Accuracy44%55%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.4.192.71
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.742.36
Takedown Accuracy55%34%
Takedown Defense80%59%
Submission Average/15 min.0.10.1

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark Free Pick

Devin Clark is better than Nzechukwu when it comes to taking down opponents. It wouldn’t be shocking to witness Nzechukwu would likely use his massive stature to dismantle Clark on the feet, yet Cutelaba found some success spamming takedowns against “African Savage” before his inevitable implosion. In that said, UFC betting analysts believe Clark has done enough in deep waters to avoid an unnecessary and foolish fight.

Free Pick: Devin Clark +155