Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway Predictions, Picks, UFC 251 Odds
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Alexander Volkanovski will face off with Max Holloway at UFC 251 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The moneyline has Volkanovski at -225 while Holloway is priced at +185.
Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski comes into this fight holding a mark of 21-1-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Max "Blessed" Holloway comes in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 21-5-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 69". In the category of significant strikes, Alexander Volkanovski lands 6.15 per min while Max Holloway is landing 6.66 significant strikes per min. Volkanovski lands 57% of the significant strikes he tries and Holloway is landing 44%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Great" allows 3.14 significant strikes per minute while "Blessed" absorbs 4.45. Volkanovski also thwarts 59% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Holloway stops 62% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Alexander Volkanovski is the more effective wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.16 times per 3 rds. Volkanovski is scoring a takedown on 34% of his tries and is stuffing 72% of all takedown attempts. Holloway is getting his opponent to the mat on 83% of his takedown tries and defending 85% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding subbing the opposition, Volkanovski is less apt at going for the finish by going for 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Holloway tries 0.6 submissions per 3 rds.
In his previous bout, Alexander Volkanovski went up against Max Holloway and got a win for the night by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Holloway ended up landing 135 of 304 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Volkanovski ended the night having landed 157 of 303 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Holloway landed 134 of 303, which gave him a percentage of 44%. He finished the fight landing 85 of 233 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Volkanovski landed 51% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 157 of 303. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 67 of 178 pointed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Holloway and 99% of them landed by Volkanovski were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Max Holloway, he squared up with Alexander Volkanovski and was on the losing end of this fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Volkanovski ended up landing 99% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Holloway connected on 98% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Holloway ended up landing 44% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 134 of 303. He ended up connecting on 85 of 233 significant strikes aimed at the head. Volkanovski ended up connecting on 157 of 303 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 67 of 178 directed at the head. In terms of the strikes he fired off in this contest, Volkanovski was 157 of 303 while Holloway connected on 135 of 304 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Petr Yan squares up against Jose Aldo. Yan steps into the Octagon with a mark of 14-1-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The switch fighter stretches 67". Aldo measures 5'7" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 28-6-0. The 33-year-old stretches 70". Regarding grappling, Petr Yan takes his opponents to the mat 1.73 times per 15 minutes while Jose Aldo takes his opponents to the canvas 0.64 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Yan is landing 5.65 strikes/minute and is connecting on 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Jose Aldo, who is landing 44% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.47 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Muslim Salikhov is set to fight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. Zaleski dos Santos walks into the cage with a record of 22-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Salikhov stands in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 16-2-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 70". When it comes to takedowns, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos deflects 48% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 20% of the times he tries. Salikhov is taking his opponents down on 42% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 72% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Zaleski dos Santos absorbs 3.13 strikes per minute while he deals 4.17 per min. Salikhov, at the same time, takes 1.97 strikes per min and is connecting on 2.92 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Max Holloway (+185)
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