Ketlen Vieira vs Irene Aldana UFC Predictions & Tips - 12/14/2019
Ketlen Vieira vs Irene Aldana
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Ketlen Vieira will enter the Octagon against Irene Aldana at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The line has Vieira at -165 while Aldana is priced at +135.
Ketlen "Fenomeno" 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". Irene Aldana 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". In terms of significant strikes, Ketlen Vieira is connecting on 2.62 per minute and Irene Aldana connects on 6.20 significant strikes per min. Vieira is landing 36% of the significant strikes she attempts and Aldana lands 39%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Fenomeno" absorbs 3.69 significant strikes per min and Aldana takes 6.01. Vieira also defends against 56% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way and Aldana deflects 62% of the strikes thrown her way.
In terms of takedowns, Ketlen Vieira is the better grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 2.21 times per 15 minutes. Vieira is scoring a takedown on 57% of her tries and defending 92% of all takedown attempts. Aldana is getting her opponent to the mat on 50% of her takedown tries and is defending 93% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Vieira is the more able fighter by attempting 0.8 finishes per 15 minutes while Aldana looks to get 0.1 finishes per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Ketlen Vieira squared up with Cat Zingano and wound up taking home the win via split decision in round 3. Zingano ended up landing 77 of 128 total strikes attempted in that fight. Vieira walked away from this fight having landed 96 of 139 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Zingano landed 59 of 106, giving her a percentage of 55%. She landed 33 of 70 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Vieira landed 57% of her significant strikes by connecting on 41 of 71. Of those significant strikes, she connected on 32 of 60 pointed at the head. 52% of the significant strikes connected on by Zingano and 41% of them landed by Vieira were done at a distance.
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In the last bout for Irene Aldana, she went up against Vanessa Melo and got a win for the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Melo landed 100% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Aldana ended up connecting on 99% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Aldana connected on 37% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 125 of 333. She connected on 79 of 271 significant strikes directed at the head. Melo connected on 68 of 250 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 48 of 207 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Melo was 68 of 250 while Aldana was 127 of 335 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Kamaru Usman will face off with Colby Covington. Usman walks into the cage holding a mark of 15-1-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6' 0". The switch fighter has an arm span of 76". Covington measures 5' 11" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 72". Concerning takedowns, Kamaru Usman gets his opposition to the mat 3.96 times per 15 minutes while Colby Covington is able to score a takedown 5.69 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Usman connects on 4.20 strikes per min and is connecting on 54% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Colby Covington, who is connecting on 37% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 3.90 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Alexander Volkanovski is set to square up against Max Holloway. Holloway walks into the cage with a record of 21-4-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and stands in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 69". Volkanovski measures in at 5' 6" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 20-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 71". In terms of wrestling, Max Holloway is able to thwart 84% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the mat on 83% of his tries. Volkanovski is taking his opponents down on 38% of his attempts and prevents 72% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Holloway is absorbing 4.29 strikes/minute while he is landing 6.78 strikes per minute. Volkanovski, at the same time, is taking 2.49 strikes per minute and is connecting on 6.11 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ketlen Vieira (-165)
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