Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun fight preview

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Nick Maximov will take on Jacob “Mamba” Malkoun in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 62 card.

In this post, we will break down Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 26-year-old, Nick Maximov is coming in with a 8-1-2000 record. Maximov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Andre Petroski at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic in May.

Malkoun, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Brendan Allen on May 14, 2022 at UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka and holds a 6-2-2000 record.

Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun
6′ 0″
5′ 9″
185 lbs.
185 lbs.

Nick Maximov has an southpaw fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 28-year-old, Jacob Malkoun is an orthodox fighter with a 73″ 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, then you fight southpaw.

Nick Maximov:
→ Maximov’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Maximov lands 1.82 significant strikes per minute.
→ Maximov’s takedown accuracy is 45%.
→ Maximov’s takedown average is 5.51 per 15 minutes.
→ Maximov’s takedown defense is 100%.

Maximov comes in with 52% striking accuracy, typically landing about 1.82 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Malkoun fires at 58% accuracy, landing about 3.09 significant strikes per minute. Nick Maximov also has a 45% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 5.51 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Malkoun’s 6.95 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Jacob Malkoun:
→ Malkoun’s striking accuracy is 58%.
→ Malkoun lands 3.09 significant strikes per minute.
→ Malkoun’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Malkoun’s takedown average is 6.95 per 15 minutes.
→ Malkoun’s takedown defense is 0%.

Jacob spent on average 11:20 minutes in the Octagon and Nick has an average fight time of 11:34 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 62 is live in , who do you think will win, Nick or Jacob? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
October 15, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun

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