Tyson Pedro vs Anton Turkalj – Fight Preview & Analysis

Tafa vs. Turkalj fight preview

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Tyson Tafa will take on Anton “The Pleasure Man” Turkalj in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 293 card.

Tafa brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 79″ reach. In contrast, Turkalj, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 78″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 61% striking accuracy, Tafa has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 2.96 per minute. On the other hand, Turkalj boasts a 58% striking accuracy, landing approximately 1.6 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Tyson Pedro is coming in with a 9-4-0 record. Tafa will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Modestas Bukauskas at UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski in February.

Turkalj, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Vitor Petrino on February 11, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili and holds a 8-2-0 record.

Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj
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Tyson Pedro has a orthodox fighting stance with an 79″ reach. The 28-year-old Anton Turkalj is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ 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.

Tyson Pedro stats

→ Tafa’s striking accuracy is 61%.
→ Tafa lands 2.96 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tafa’s takedown accuracy is 36%.
→ Tafa’s takedown average is 0.97 per 15 minutes.
→ Tafa’s takedown defense is 52%.

Tafa comes in with 61% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.96 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Turkalj fires at 58% accuracy, landing about 1.6 significant strikes per minute. Tyson Pedro also has a 36% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.97 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Turkalj’s 6.97 takedowns and 16% takedown accuracy.

Anton Turkalj stats

→ Turkalj’s striking accuracy is 58%.
→ Turkalj lands 1.6 significant strikes per minute.
→ Turkalj’s takedown accuracy is 51%.
→ Turkalj’s takedown average is 6.97 per 15 minutes.
→ Turkalj’s takedown defense is 16%.

Anton spent, on average, 11:29 minutes in the Octagon, and Tyson has an average fight time of 6:52 minutes.

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

Event Name
UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
September 9, 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj

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