Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone UFC Predictions & Tips - 1/18/2020
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Conor McGregor will battle Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The odds have McGregor coming in at -320 while Cerrone is priced at +260.
Conor "The Notorious" McGregor walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 21-4-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and measures 5' 9". The southpaw fighter stretches 74". Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone comes in at 6' 1" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 36-13-0. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 73". Regarding significant strikes, Conor McGregor lands 5.27 per min while Donald Cerrone is landing 4.34 significant strikes per min. McGregor connects on 48% of the significant strikes he throws and Cerrone is landing 46%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Notorious" absorbs 4.43 significant strikes per minute while "Cowboy" takes 4.23. McGregor also defends against 55% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Cerrone is able to stop 53% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Conor McGregor is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.75 times per 3 rounds. McGregor is finishing his takedown attempts on 62% of the times he tries and thwarting 70% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Cerrone is getting his opponent to the mat on 36% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 73% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding submissions, McGregor is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Cerrone tries 1.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Conor McGregor went up against Khabib Nurmagomedov and wound up taking the loss by a neck crank in round 4. Nurmagomedov ended up landing 104 of 157 total strikes attempted in that contest. McGregor walked away from this fight having landed 96 of 128 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Nurmagomedov landed 70 of 119, which gave him a percentage of 58%. He finished the fight landing 58 of 105 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, McGregor landed 62% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 51 of 81. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 34 of 60 pointed at the head. 34% of the significant strikes connected on by Nurmagomedov and 68% of them landed by McGregor were done at a distance.
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In the last bout for Donald Cerrone, he battled Justin Gaethje and wound up walking away in defeat via a punch to the head in round 1. Gaethje ended up connecting on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Cerrone landed 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Cerrone connected on 32% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 17 of 52. He ended up connecting on 12 of 45 significant strikes to the head. Gaethje connected on 40 of 61 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 27 of 44 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown in that contest, Gaethje ended up connecting on 40 of 61 and Cerrone ended up landing 17 of 52 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Aleksei Oleinik opposes Maurice Greene. Oleinik holds a career record of 57-13-1. The 42-year-old is fighting at 240 lbs and stands in at 6' 2". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Greene comes in at 6' 7" and is weighing in at 258 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 8-4-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 80". Regarding grappling, Aleksei Oleinik scores a takedown 2.69 times per 15 min while Maurice Greene gets a takedown 0.03 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Oleinik is connecting on 3.53 strikes per min and is landing 51% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Maurice Greene, who tags his opponent on 44% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 5.38 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Diego Ferreira is set to meet Anthony Pettis. Pettis comes into this fight holding a mark of 22-9-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Ferreira measures in at 5' 9" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 16-2-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to takedowns, Anthony Pettis is thwarting 58% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 54% of his tries. Ferreira is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his tries and curbs 70% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Pettis absorbs 3.48 strikes/min and he is landing 2.97 per minute. Ferreira, notwithstanding, is absorbing 3.10 strikes per min and is dealing 5.19 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Conor McGregor (-320)
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