Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso MMA Betting Tips - 1/18/2020
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Claudia Gadelha will enter the Octagon against Alexa Grasso at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening moneyline has Gadelha priced at -110 while Grasso is at -110.
Claudia "Claudinha" Gadelha walks into the Octagon holding a record of 17-4-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 115 lbs and measures 5' 4". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Alexa Grasso comes in at 5' 5" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 11-3-0. The 26-year-old reaches 66". In the category of significant strikes, Claudia Gadelha is landing 3.17 per min and Alexa Grasso is landing 5.25 significant strikes per min. Gadelha is connecting on 42% of the significant strikes she attempts and Grasso lands 41%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Claudinha" takes 4.38 significant strikes per minute while Grasso absorbs 3.61. Gadelha also thwarts 58% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Grasso is able to defend against 63% of the shots thrown in her direction.
Regarding wrestling, Claudia Gadelha is the more skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 3.34 times per 3 rds. Gadelha is getting her opponent to the mat on 47% of her tries and thwarting 58% of the takedowns her opponents try. Grasso is getting her opponent to the mat on 33% of the takedowns she tries and stuffing 63% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding subbing opponents, Gadelha is the more capable fighter by trying 0.8 subs per 3 rds while Grasso attempts 0.6 subs per 15 minutes.
In her last bout, Claudia Gadelha fought Randa Markos and wound up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Markos landed 26 of 110 total strikes attempted in that contest. Gadelha walked away from this fight having landed 41 of 108 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Markos ended up landing 25 of 109, which means her percentage was 22%. She finished the fight landing 19 of 99 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Gadelha ended up landing 37% of her significant strikes by landing 40 of 107. Of all the significant strikes, she was 36 of 96 to the head. 68% of the significant strikes landed by Markos and 92% of them landed by Gadelha were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Alexa Grasso, she squared up with Carla Esparza and wound up walking away in defeat by majority decision in round 3. Esparza connected on 63% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Grasso ended up landing 75% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Grasso ended up connecting on 43% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 45 of 103. She landed 41 of 97 significant strikes to the head. Esparza ended up landing 44 of 80 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 27 of 60 aimed at the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Esparza was 115 of 157 and Grasso was 103 of 169 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Roxanne Modafferi enters the Octagon against Maycee Barber. Modafferi will be looking to add a win to her career total of 23-17-0. The 37-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". Barber stands 5' 5" and will fight at 125 lbs. The switch fighter has a career mark of 8-0-0. The 21-year-old extends her reach 65". In the grappling category, Roxanne Modafferi is able to score a takedown 1.51 times per 15 minutes while Maycee Barber takes her opponents to the canvas 1.39 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Modafferi is landing 3.30 strikes/min and is connecting on 31% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Maycee Barber, who is landing 61% of the strikes she has attempted and connects on 8.32 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when JJ Aldrich is set to clash with Sabina Mazo. Mazo has a mark of 7-1-0. The 22-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Aldrich comes in at 5' 5" and weighs 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old reaches 67". Concerning grappling, Sabina Mazo is able to curb 88% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 100% of her tries. Aldrich is taking her opponents to the mat on 25% of the tries she takes and prevents 53% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Mazo absorbs 2.97 strikes/minute while she lands 5.73 per minute. Aldrich, notwithstanding, is absorbing 4.11 strikes/minute and lands 3.88 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alexa Grasso (-110)
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