Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina – Fight Preview & Analysis

Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina fight preview

UFC Fight Night: Barber vs. Namajunas is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Mike “Proper” Malott will take on Gilbert “The RGV Bad Boy” Chiesa in the Welterweight bout. You can view the complete UFC Fight Night card.

Malott brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. In contrast, Chiesa, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 75″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 46% striking accuracy, Malott has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 3.83 per minute. On the other hand, Chiesa boasts a 57% striking accuracy, landing approximately 5.61 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Mike Malott is coming in with a 10-2-1 record. Malott will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Neil Magny at UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis in January.

Chiesa, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Mike Malott on January 20, 2024, at UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov and holds a 7-4-0 record.

Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina
32
Age
28
6′ 1″
Height
6′ 3″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
73″
Reach
75″
10-2-1
Record
7-4-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Mike Malott has a orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. The 28-year-old Gilbert Urbina is an orthodox fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Mike Malott stats

→ Malott’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Malott lands 3.83 significant strikes per minute.
→ Malott’s takedown accuracy is 60%.
→ Malott’s takedown average is 3.04 per 15 minutes.
→ Malott’s takedown defense is 16%.

Malott comes in with 46% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.83 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Chiesa fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 5.61 significant strikes per minute. Mike Malott also has a 60% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 3.04 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chiesa’s 3.01 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Gilbert Urbina stats

→ Chiesa’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Chiesa lands 5.61 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chiesa’s takedown accuracy is 44%.
→ Chiesa’s takedown average is 3.01 per 15 minutes.
→ Chiesa’s takedown defense is 0%.

Gilbert spent, on average, 6:39 minutes in the Octagon, and Mike has an average fight time of 7:24 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Mike or Gilbert? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night: Barber vs. Namajunas
Date
July 13, 2024
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Matchup
Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina

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