Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski UFC Point Spread Picks - 12/14/2019
Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Max Holloway will enter the Octagon with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opener has Holloway at -175 while Volkanovski is priced at +145.
Max "Blessed" 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". Alexander "The Great" 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". Regarding significant strikes, Max Holloway is landing 6.78 per minute and Alexander Volkanovski lands 6.11 significant strikes per min. Holloway connects on 45% of the significant strikes he throws and Volkanovski is connecting on 59%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Blessed" takes 4.29 significant strikes per min while "The Great" allows 2.49. Holloway also stops 63% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Volkanovski curbs 62% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to takedowns, Max Holloway is not as efficient of a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.26 times per 15 min. Holloway is scoring a takedown on 83% of the times he tries and is stopping 84% of all takedown attempts. Volkanovski is finishing his takedown attempts on 38% of his takedown attempts and is defending 72% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Holloway is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Volkanovski attempts 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Max Holloway went up against Frankie Edgar and ended up getting the victory in the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Edgar landed 96 of 264 total strikes attempted in that fight. Holloway ended the night having landed 131 of 330 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Edgar landed 96 of 264, which means his percentage was 36%. He finished the fight landing 57 of 195 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Holloway ended up landing 39% of his significant strikes by connecting on 129 of 328. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 109 of 295 to the head. 96% of the significant strikes landed by Edgar and 93% of them landed by Holloway were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Alexander Volkanovski, he fought Jose Aldo and ended up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Aldo connected on 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Volkanovski connected on 70% of his significant strikes at distance. Volkanovski connected on 53% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 95 of 176. He ended up landing 28 of 93 significant strikes aimed at the head. Aldo landed 29 of 79 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 19 of 63 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Aldo ended up landing 39 of 90 while Volkanovski landed 129 of 215 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Marlon Moraes will oppose Jose Aldo. Moraes comes into this fight with a record of 22-6-1. The 31-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Aldo comes in at 5' 7" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 28-5-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In the grappling category, Marlon Moraes gets his opposition to the mat 0.30 times per 3 rounds while Jose Aldo is averaging a takedown 0.67 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Moraes is connecting on 3.41 strikes per min and connects on 38% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Jose Aldo, who tags his opponent on 44% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 3.45 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Urijah Faber is set to go up against Petr Yan. Yan walks into the cage holding a mark of 13-1-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The switch fighter extends his reach 67". Faber measures 5' 6" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 35-10-0. The 40-year-old has an arm span of 67". In the category of takedowns, Petr Yan stops 85% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents down on 46% of his tries. Faber is taking his opponents to the mat on 31% of his attempts and is able to stop 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Yan is taking 3.42 strikes/minute while he lands 5.76 strikes/min. Faber, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.52 strikes/minute and dishes out 2.68 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alexander Volkanovski (+145)
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