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Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria 6/24/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria 6/24/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Although the UFC Fight Night: Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria lineup isn’t the most packed ever, there should still be some exciting fights for spectators. Alexander Volkanovski, the current UFC featherweight champion, has Yair Rodriguez, the interim title, to contend with next month, but it’s also probable that he’ll be paying careful attention to this bout.

That’s because it is probable that Ilia Topuria will be the next in line for the Australian championship if he defeats Josh Emmett, who lost to Rodriguez for the interim title earlier this year. In addition to going 5-0 thus far in the octagon, “El Matador” has shown himself as a prospect with absolutely lethal potential. Fans anticipated that he would defeat opponents like Damon Jackson and Ryan Hall because of his power punching and wrestling skills.

Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria 6/24/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Ilia Topuria defeated Bryce Mitchell in his final fight inside the Octagon via arm triangle in round two. Mitchell was successful on 94% of his major distance attempts, whereas Topuria was successful on 72% of his important distance attempts. Topuria made 40 out of 77 major strikes, landing 51% of them. In the end, 34 of his 63 important head-directed hits were successful. In that fight, Mitchell ultimately connected on 36 of 82 crucial swings. He ultimately connected with 22 of 57 important head-directed strikes out of all the significant blows launched. Regarding the number of strikes he fired, Mitchell connected on 46 of 94 and Topuria on 53 of 93.

Josh Emmett is the less proficient wrestler since he achieves a takedown just 1.07 times per 15 minutes. Emmett successfully completes takedowns on 37% of his attempts while blocking 58% of all takedowns that are made against him. Topuria successfully puts his opponents down on 46% of his attempted takedowns and successfully blocks 92% of his opponent’s efforts. Emmett is less likely than Topuria to go for the finish, trying 0.1 finishes per fifteen minutes, whereas Topuria tries 2.5 finishes every three rounds.

Josh Emmett lost to Yair Rodriguez in his previous bout after being submitted by a triangle choke in round 2. In the end, Rodriguez connected on 98 of the 143 total strikes he tried. Emmett completed 35 of his 72 blows for the evening. Rodriguez had 62 of 107 important strikes, or a 57% strike rate, out of a possible 107. He ended up hitting the head with 36 of his 76 major blows. On the other hand, Emmett landed 22 of 52 important strikes he threw or 42% of them. He hit the target on 17 of 44 of those direct headshots, which is a high percentage. Rodriguez connected on 75% of his important blows from a distance, whereas Emmett connected on 59%.

Josh “CC0″ Emmett enters the Octagon with an 18-3-0 record. The 38-year-old, who weighs 145 pounds and is 5’6”, is in the ring. The traditional combatant reaches 70. Ilia “El Matador” Topuria weighs 145 pounds and is 5’7″ tall. The orthodox boxer has a 13-0-0 record going into this battle. The 26-year-old is 69″ long. Ilia Topuria connects on 3.32 significant strikes per minute, compared to Josh Emmett’s 4.17 significant strikes per minute. Emmett is succeeding with 37% of his important strikes, compared to Topuria’s 49%. In the Octagon, “CC0” receives an average of 4.43 major blows each minute whereas “El Matador” only permits 2.75. Topuria can block 62% of the shots sent, and Emmett can intercept 62% of the significant strikes his opponents try.

Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria. Emmett could definitely win this fight, as we don’t know too much about Topuria’s chin and durability. However, ‘El Matador’ is on a roll while Emmett could be on the way down based on his last fight.

The Pick: Topuria via second-round submission

Venue: Jacksonville, Florida

Time: 3:00 PM ET

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023 



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