UFC FIGHT NIGHT 232: Talbott vs. Aguirre 11/18/23 – Payton Talbott and Nick Aguirre’s anticipated UFC Fight Night 232 showdown is one you won’t want to miss! Set to take place this Saturday, this match promises thrilling MMA action you don’t want to miss. Both fighters are set to step into the Octagon and we offer our free expert MMA picks for this contest – dissecting statistics, past performances, fighting styles of both fighters before providing our picks for this fight night matchup. Fans and bettors will have a clear idea of what awaits this Bantamweight fight.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 232: Talbott vs. Aguirre 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
Payton Talbott Analysis
Payton Talbott enters this matchup boasting an unblemished record of 6-0-0. At 5’10”, and 135 lbs, Talbott holds a significant height advantage over Nick Aguirre. Additionally, Talbott’s reach of 70 inches and switch stance make him an effective striker within the Octagon. Talbott’s striking is undeniable; his Strikes Landed per Minute rate stands at 9.67 with 51% striking accuracy, yet his striking defense sits at 50%, suggesting he can be hit. Furthermore, his Strikes Absorbed per Minute figure stands at 5.07 which shows there is room for growth when it comes to mitigating damage.
Talbott has displayed an outstanding takedown defense rate of 94% in his fights, never initiating takedown attempts himself and instead opting for striking. His submission average is also zero suggesting his main goal is keeping fights standing. He earned a win against Cortez Jr. in his most recent fight, showing off his dominance inside of the Octagon. However, his previous loss against Argueta serves as a reminder that even undefeated fighters may fall vulnerable at some point.
Nick “Slick” Aguirre Analysis
Nick Aguirre boasts an impressive record of 7-1-0 entering this matchup. At 5’9″ and 135 lbs, Aguirre is an all-around fighter, known for his southpaw stance that contrasts against Talbott’s switch stance. Aguirre’s striking statistics demonstrate an average of 0.93 significant strikes per minute with 31% striking accuracy, making up for some lower numbers than Talbott but possessing slightly better striking defense (44%). Aguirre also managed to absorb 3.13 significant strikes per minute, showing a reasonable level of defense.
Aguirre has an average takedown accuracy of zero percent and takedown defense at 33%, suggesting a potential vulnerability. His submission average is one per 15 minutes which suggests more comfort on the ground. His most recent defeat provided him with the drive and motivation necessary for him to come back stronger in subsequent fights.
Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre Stats
|Average Fight Time||15:00||15:00|
|Height||5′ 10″||5′ 9″|
|Weight||135 lbs.||135 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed per Min.||9.67||0.93|
|Strikes Absorbed per Min.||5.07||3.13|
|Takedowns Average/15 min.||0.00||0.00|
|Submission Average/15 min.||0.0||1.0|
Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre Betting Pick
After conducting a detailed evaluation of both fighters’ statistics and performances, it’s time to make our expert tips for this Bantamweight battle. Payton Talbott holds the edge here with her unbeaten record, superior striking, and outstanding takedown defense – we feel this gives Talbott an advantage in this matchup; but Nick Aguirre may surprise us in an otherwise predictable MMA arena; nonetheless our assessment indicates Talbott as being worth keeping an eye out for in this highly anticipated contest.
Free Pick: Payton Talbott -800
At UFC Fight Night 232, excitement is mounting for Payton Talbott and Nick Aguirre’s anticipated meeting. Talbott boasts an unbeaten record and superior striking skills while Aguirre is eager to rebound after recent defeat, promising high-octane action in this matchup.
Payton Talbott appears to have the edge in this contest according to our expert analysis; however, anything can happen inside an Octagon, so be sure to tune in on Saturday in order to witness these two warriors go head-to-head and stay tuned for more expert exclusive picks and predictions from MMA!