Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros UFC Picks & Predictions - 2/15/2020
Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Lando Vannata will enter the Octagon against Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line has Vannata coming in at -110 while Medeiros is at -110.
Lando "Groovy" Vannata looks to add a win to his career total of 10-4-2. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Yancy Medeiros stands in at 5' 10" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 15-6-0. The 32-year-old reaches 75". Regarding significant strikes, Lando Vannata connects on 4.41 per minute while Yancy Medeiros connects on 3.99 significant strikes per min. Vannata lands 42% of the significant strikes he attempts and Medeiros is connecting on 35%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Groovy" takes 4.77 significant strikes per minute while Medeiros takes 5.21. Vannata also thwarts 54% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Medeiros defends against 46% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Lando Vannata is the more competent grappler as he scores a takedown 1.35 times per 3 rds. Vannata is getting his opponent to the mat on 42% of the times he tries and stuffing 62% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Medeiros is finishing his takedowns on 33% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 74% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Vannata is less likely to go for the finish by going for 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Medeiros attempts 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Lando Vannata went up against Marc Diakiese and wound up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Diakiese landed 45 of 111 total strikes that he let go. Vannata finished this fight landing 51 of 108 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Diakiese landed 40 of 99, giving him a percentage of 40%. He landed 16 of 52 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Vannata ended up landing 35% of his significant strikes by sticking 25 of 70. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 4 of 36 to the head. 77% of the significant strikes landed by Diakiese and 96% of them landed by Vannata were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Yancy Medeiros, he squared up with Gregor Gillespie and wound up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 2. Gillespie ended up landing 1% of his significant strikes at distance and Medeiros connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Medeiros ended up connecting on 8% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 1 of 12. He ended up landing 1 of 11 significant strikes to the head. Gillespie landed 51 of 71 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 38 of 58 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Gillespie ended up landing 73 of 95 while Medeiros ended up connecting on 1 of 12 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when John Dodson goes up against Nathaniel Wood. Dodson looks to add a win to his total of 21-11-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures 5' 3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 66". Wood comes in at 5' 6" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 16-3-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding grappling, John Dodson scores a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rounds and Nathaniel Wood takes his opponents to the mat 2.05 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Dodson is connecting on 3.28 strikes per minute and connecting on 40% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Nathaniel Wood, who is connecting on 42% of the strikes that he throws and lands 4.24 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Scott Holtzman is set to battle Jim Miller. Miller steps into the cage with a record of 31-13-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Holtzman measures 5' 9" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 13-3-0. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 69". Regarding wrestling, Jim Miller stops 47% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 42% of his attempts. Holtzman is taking his opponents down on 58% of his tries and is able to stop 64% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Miller takes 2.89 strikes per minute while he is landing 2.78 strikes per min. Holtzman, moreover, absorbs 3.27 strikes/minute and is dealing 4.36 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Yancy Medeiros (-110)
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