UFC FIGHT NIGHT 232: Almeida vs. Leroy Duncan 11/18/23 – At UFC Fight Night 232, anticipation runs high among MMA enthusiasts as the date approaches. Two impressive middleweights – Cesar Almeida and Christian Leroy Duncan are set to clash for what promises to be an electrifying matchup on November 18th, 2023. Here we explore their statistics, performances, and odds in order to provide premium expert picks that best represent this intriguing battle!
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 232: Cesar Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
Cesar “Cesinha” Almeida Analysis
Cesar Almeida boasts an outstanding professional record of 4 wins and no losses, earning himself the nickname CESINHA. Almeida typically lasts 15 minute fights on average – evidence of his ability to go the distance. At 6 feet 1 inch and 185 pounds, Almeida provides a well-rounded physique in the cage.
Almeida stands out with impressive striking statistics, boasting an accuracy rate of 61% while landing 4.73 significant strikes per minute. His defensive abilities also stand out, boasting 48% striking defense to limit damage from opponents and ensure minimal injuries from Almeida’s opponents. When grappling, however, Almeida has shown little preference for takedowns, with no average of takedown attempts but an effective takedown defense rate of 70%.
Almeida recently defeated Fernando in his most recent fight, giving him confidence to maintain his unbeaten streak in future bouts.
Christian “CLD” Leroy Duncan Analysis
Christian Leroy Duncan boasts an impressive 8-1-1 record as a middleweight contender. Despite having superior experience, his average fight time is much faster at 8 minutes and 26 seconds compared to Almeida at 6 feet 2 inches, both weigh equal at 185 pounds but Leroy Duncan has an outstanding reach advantage of 79 inches.
Duncan boasts striking statistics that indicate an accuracy rate of 50%, landing 4.03 significant strikes per minute and boasting a 42% strike defense ratio, with 5.51 significant strikes absorbed per minute. When it comes to grappling, Duncan’s takedown statistics mirror Almeida’s, with a takedown average of 0.00 and a takedown defense of 50%.
Duncan recently fell to Petrosyan and suffered defeat, sparking questions as to his readiness for future fights. This setback may serve to strengthen him for coming bouts but may also raise doubts as to his level of preparation for facing such difficult challenges.
Cesar Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan Stats
|Average Fight Time||15:00||8:26|
|Height||6′ 1″||6′ 2″|
|Weight||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed per Min.||4.73||4.03|
|Strikes Absorbed per Min.||1.87||5.51|
|Takedowns Average/15 min.||0.00||0.00|
|Submission Average/15 min.||0.0||0.0|
Cesar Almeida vs. Christian Leroy Duncan Betting Pick
As we prepare predictions and picks for this middleweight bout, it becomes apparent that both fighters have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Cesar Almeida stands out as an impressive choice due to his impressive record, superior striking accuracy, and takedown defense – qualities that could give him an edge in this matchup. Furthermore, his ability to control the pace of the fight while minimizing damage could prove useful against his rival. Christian Leroy Duncan possesses an invaluable combination of experience and reach advantage that should not be discounted. Although recently suffering a setback, his striking prowess could help turn things around with its ability to turn things around quickly.
Cesar Almeida, is our expert pick in this anticipated closely contested bout. His unblemished record, superior striking accuracy and effective defense make him a promising contender for victory; however, anything is possible in MMA; Duncan could provide formidable competition that poses unique obstacles for Almeida to overcome.
Free Pick: Cesar “Cesinha” Almeida +130
UFC Fight Night 232 promises an exhilarating middleweight encounter between Cesar Almeida and Christian Leroy Duncan, each fighter bringing unique strengths and weaknesses to the octagon. Based on our analysis and expert UFC picks, Cesar Almeida appears likely to win this bout, although MMA always leaves room for surprises; so we look forward to an action-packed spectacle unfolding within the cage; stay tuned for what could become one of this year’s most thrilling fights!