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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