Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov will take on Lucas Almeida in the Featherweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Zubaira Tukhugov is coming in with a 20-5-1 record. Tukhugov will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Ricardo Ramos at UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira in October.

Almeida, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Michael Trizano on October 30, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik and holds a 13-1-0 record.

Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida
31
Age
31
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 11″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
68″
Reach
71″
20-5-1
Record
13-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Zubaira Tukhugov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 68″ reach. The 31-year-old, Lucas Almeida is an orthodox fighter with a 71″ 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.

Zubaira Tukhugov:
→ Tukhugov’s striking accuracy is 39%.
→ Tukhugov lands 2.94 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tukhugov’s takedown accuracy is 43%.
→ Tukhugov’s takedown average is 2.46 per 15 minutes.
→ Tukhugov’s takedown defense is 100%.

Tukhugov comes in with 39% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.94 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Almeida fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 6.6 significant strikes per minute. Zubaira Tukhugov also has a 43% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.46 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Almeida’s 0 takedowns and 50% takedown accuracy.

Lucas Almeida:
→ Almeida’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Almeida lands 6.6 significant strikes per minute.
→ Almeida’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Almeida’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Almeida’s takedown defense is 50%.

Lucas spent on average 12:58 minutes in the Octagon and Zubaira has an average fight time of 12:13 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Zubaira or Lucas? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida

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