UFC ON ESPN 51 Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu 8-12-23 Bets, Odds, and Analysis

Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu 8/12/23 – UFC fans eagerly await Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawadu’s featherweight bout at UFC ON ESPN 51. We have studied both fighters’ data, statistics, and performances to come up with our top free MMA picks for Canada. Watch this space for more betting advice.

Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu

Date & Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET

Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu 8/12/23 Betting Odds

Dawodu -210

Cub Swanson Analysis

Cub Swanson has experienced an extraordinary journey in mixed martial arts, amassing an impressive record of 28-13-0 during his long career and being considered a veteran in this discipline. Over his long career, he has faced various opponents who all brought different expertise and knowledge inside an octagon; Swanson’s unique blend of speed, precision, and power often proves successful against competitors, while his striking rate of 4.68 strikes/minute has allowed him to strike many times per minute with pinpoint accuracy.

Swanson, like any fighter, has faced challenges in his fights. While Swanson’s defensive skills remain respectable at a 60% strike defense rate and 3.73 strikes per minute average strike count per minute, respectively, there is room for improvement, evidenced by these numbers. Swanson’s fighting spirit and determination have seen him engage in many exciting contests where he often received damage; recently, though, he suffered a setback when an opponent capitalized on some weaknesses to win against him. Setbacks are inevitable for any fighter, and Swanson may take this loss as an opportunity to adjust and prepare for his next match against Hakeem Dawodu. With experience comes knowledge, and adjustments will likely be made to counter Dawodu’s strengths.

Hakeem Dawodu Analysis

Hakeem “MEAN” Dawodu‘s ascension in the featherweight division has been spectacular. Showcasing both skill and determination as an unstoppable force in UFC, her has amassed an impressive 13-3-1 record over his time with them. Much like Swanson before him, Dawodu has faced off against various opponents that contributed to his growth as a fighter. Dawodu’s offensive is defined by his aggressive striking style and dynamic combinations. His 5.33 average significant strike landed per minute matched Swanson’s 50% accuracy, evidence that Dawodu can match him. Furthermore, Dawodu was known to keep opponents guessing with different striking techniques while capitalizing on any openings which presented themselves en route to victories during his UFC tenure.

Dawodu has also demonstrated an outstanding defense, boasting a 57% significant strike defense rate which indicates his ability to deflect or avoid opponents’ strikes effectively. Furthermore, his takedown defense stands at 65%, which illustrates his ability to thwart takedown attempts and keep the fight standing where his striking skills shine brightest. Dawodu encountered a problematic opponent and lost, which may have stirred something within him to prove his resilience and return stronger. A fighter constantly learning, Dawodu may draw upon past experiences to refine his abilities for the upcoming bout against Swanson.

Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu Stats

Average Fight Time11:2713:19
Height5′ 8″5′ 8″
Weight145 lbs.145 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.4.685.33
Striking Accuracy50%50%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.3.733.15
Takedowns Average/15 min.1.090.00
Takedown Accuracy52%0%
Takedown Defense61%65%
Submission Average/15 min.0.40.0

Cub Swanson vs. Hakeem Dawodu Free Pick

After carefully evaluating both fighters’ performances and statistics, Hakeem Dawodu is my pick in this matchup. While both fighters possess comparable striking accuracy and offense, Dawodu’s superior takedown defense gives him a significant edge.

Free Pick: Hakeem Dawodu -210

As we eagerly anticipate UFC ON ESPN 51 and the featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawodu, my pick for this event is Hakeem Dawodu. His well-rounded skill set and his recent motivation to bounce back after losing give Dawodu his edge against Swanson in this riveting encounter. When live betting in Canada becomes available during this event, keep an eye on odds and any late-breaking developments that could alter its outcome – enjoy it, and may only the best fighter win!