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Tale of the tape for Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas

Jimmy Crute and Modestas Bukauskas meet in a light heavyweight bout on the main card of UFC Fight Island 6. We break down the odds.

Modestas Bukauskas of Lithuania celebrates after his victory over Andreas Michailidis in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 16, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In the second main-card event of UFC Fight Island 6, Jimmy Crute will take on Modestas Bukauskas in a light heavyweight bout live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.

In a division currently ran by Jan Blachowicz, Jimmy Crute will be looking continue his charge. 4-1 in the UFC with an overall 11-1 MMA record, Crute’s lone loss is to #10 Misha Cirkunov, a fight in which he was submitted in the first round.

Crute averages 4.08 significant strikes per minute on 55 percent accuracy. He takes just 2.23, defending 53 percent of his opponent strikes. Crute is also a takedown wizard, averaging 4.63 per 15 minutes on 81 percent takedown accuracy. He’ll enter as the heavy favorite, taking on Bukauskas who is making just his second appearance in the UFC.

Bukauskas defeated Andreas Michailidis earlier this year in a first-round knockout. He averages 3.6 significant strikes per minute yet has a much smaller sample size. The Lithuania-born fighter has eight knockouts in his MMA career. He’s 11-2 in the UFC.

The 26-year-old may come in as an underdog, but if he can keep this fight upright, he’ll give himself a strong shot at defeating Crute.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.

Money line odds

Jimmy Crute: -335
Modestas Bukauskas: +250

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