Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France UFC Point Spread Picks - 12/14/2019
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Brandon Moreno will take on Kai Kara-France at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The line has Moreno coming in at +120 while Kara-France is priced at -150.
Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno will be looking to add a victory to his total of 15-5-1. The 25-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France comes in at 5' 4" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 20-7-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 69". In terms of significant strikes, Brandon Moreno is connecting on 2.58 per minute while Kai Kara-France connects on 5.22 significant strikes per min. Moreno is landing 34% of the significant strikes he attempts while Kara-France lands 43%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "The Assassin Baby" allows 2.83 significant strikes per minute while "Don't Blink" allows 3.18. Moreno also defends 63% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Kara-France thwarts 68% of them.
Concerning wrestling, Brandon Moreno is the more capable wrestler as he scores a takedown 2.39 times per 3 rounds. Moreno is getting his opponent to the mat on 43% of his attempts and defending 62% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Kara-France is taking his opponents to the canvas on 37% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 88% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Moreno is the more apt fighter by going for 0.7 subs per 15 min while Kara-France looks to get 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Brandon Moreno squared up with Askar Askarov and FALSE by way of split decision in round 3. Askarov ended up landing 53 of 90 total strikes that he let go. Moreno ended the night having landed 70 of 120 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Askarov ended up landing 30 of 63, which gave him a percentage of 47%. He landed 24 of 56 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Moreno landed 41% of his significant strikes by sticking 34 of 82. Of those significant strikes, he landed 28 of 69 pointed at the head. 30% of the significant strikes landed by Askarov and 52% of them landed by Moreno were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Kai Kara-France, he battled Mark De La Rosa and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Rosa connected on 96% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Kara-France ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Kara-France ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 91 of 193. He connected on 58 of 146 significant strikes to the head. Rosa ended up connecting on 60 of 195 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 51 of 174 aimed at the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Rosa ended up connecting on 63 of 198 and Kara-France was 93 of 195 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Geoff Neal will square up with Mike Perry. Neal looks to add a victory to his record of 12-2-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands 5' 11". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 75". Perry comes in at 5' 10" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 13-5-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding grappling, Geoff Neal gets his opposition to the mat 0.89 times per 3 rds while Mike Perry is averaging a takedown 0.62 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Neal connects on 5.86 strikes/min and is landing 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Mike Perry, who tags the opposition on 47% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 4.28 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Omari Akhmedov is set to face off against Ian Heinisch. Heinisch has a mark of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Akhmedov comes in at 6' 0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 19-4-1. The 32-year-old stretches 73". In terms of wrestling, Ian Heinisch stops 63% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 12% of his attempts. Akhmedov is taking his opponents down on 50% of the attempts he tries and defends against 58% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Heinisch absorbs 2.61 strikes/min while he lands 3.33 per minute. Akhmedov, moreover, absorbs 2.69 strikes per minute and dishes out 2.91 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kai Kara-France (-150)
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