Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie Expert UFC Picks - 12/14/2019
Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Amanda Nunes will face off with Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening odds have Nunes priced at -300 while Randamie is coming in at +230.
Amanda "Lioness" Nunes walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 18-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie measures 5' 9" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 9-3-0. The 35-year-old stretches 71". Regarding significant strikes, Amanda Nunes lands 4.62 per minute and Germaine de Randamie is connecting on 2.99 significant strikes per min. Nunes is landing 51% of the significant strikes she attempts and de Randamie lands 46%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Lioness" absorbs 2.87 significant strikes per min and "The Iron Lady" takes 1.91. Nunes also prevents 56% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while de Randamie prevents 67% of the strikes thrown her way.
In the grappling category, Amanda Nunes is the more efficient grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 1.73 times per 15 min. Nunes is finishing her takedown attempts on 38% of the times she tries and thwarting 80% of the takedowns her opponents try. de Randamie is scoring a takedown on 0% of her takedown tries and is stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. When it comes to sub attempts, Nunes is the more able fighter by attempting 0.6 subs per 3 rounds while de Randamie tries 0.4 subs per 3 rounds.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Amanda Nunes faced Holly Holm and took home the win by a kick to the head in round 1. Holm landed 14 of 17 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Nunes walked away from this fight having landed 17 of 36 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Holm landed 11 of 14, giving her a percentage of 78%. She ended up landing 3 of 4 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Nunes landed 48% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 17 of 35. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 8 of 23 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Holm and 64% of them landed by Nunes were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Germaine de Randamie, she fought Aspen Ladd and wound up taking home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Ladd connected on 10% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Randamie ended up landing 75% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Randamie ended up connecting on 80% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 4 of 5. She ended up landing 3 of 4 significant strikes aimed at the head. Ladd landed 1 of 10 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she connected on 1 of 10 to the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Ladd connected on 2 of 4 while Randamie ended up connecting on 4 of 5 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jessica Eye will oppose Viviane Araujo. Eye walks into the Octagon with a mark of 14-7-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Araujo stands in at 5' 4" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 8-1-0. The 33-year-old extends her reach 68". When it comes to grappling, Jessica Eye is able to score a takedown 0.51 times per 3 rds and Viviane Araujo takes her opponents to the canvas 2.91 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Eye connects on 3.51 strikes/min and connecting on 36% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Viviane Araujo, who connects on 48% of the strikes she attempts and is connecting on 4.96 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Irene Aldana is set to battle Ketlen Vieira. Vieira will be looking to add a victory to her record of 10-0-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Aldana stands in at 5' 9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 11-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 68". Concerning wrestling, Ketlen Vieira prevents 92% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 57% of her tries. Aldana is taking her opponents to the mat on 50% of her tries and is able to stop 93% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Vieira takes 3.69 strikes/min and she is landing 2.62 strikes/minute. Aldana, notwithstanding, is taking 6.01 strikes per minute and connects on 6.20 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Amanda Nunes (-300)
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