Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant Predictions, Picks, UFC 251 Odds
Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Amanda Ribas will enter the Octagon against Paige VanZant at UFC 251 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The opener has Ribas at -900 while VanZant is priced at +600.
Amanda Ribas will be looking to add a win to her career record of 9-1-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant stands 5'4" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 8-4-0. The 26-year-old stretches 65". With respect to significant strikes, Amanda Ribas connects on 4.84 per min while Paige VanZant is landing 3.40 significant strikes per minute. Ribas lands 44% of the significant strikes she tries and VanZant is landing 52%. In terms of defending in the cage, Ribas allows 1.70 significant strikes per min and "12 Gauge" absorbs 2.63. Ribas also defends against 74% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and VanZant is able to deflect 43% of the strikes thrown her way.
Regarding wrestling, Amanda Ribas is the more effective wrestler as she takes her opponents to the mat 2.02 times per 3 rounds. Ribas is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times she tries and stuffing 85% of the takedowns her opponents try. VanZant is taking her opponents to the canvas on 33% of the takedowns she attempts and stopping 35% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. When it comes to going for the submission, Ribas is the more apt fighter by trying 1.6 submissions per 3 rounds while VanZant goes for 1.0 submission per 15 min.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Amanda Ribas fought Randa Markos and ended up getting the victory in the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Markos landed 56 of 99 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Ribas finished this fight landing 173 of 254 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Markos ended up landing 36 of 77, giving her a percentage of 46%. She ended up landing 22 of 58 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Ribas ended up landing 53% of her significant strikes by landing 85 of 159. Of all the significant strikes, she was 57 of 125 aimed at the head. 91% of the significant strikes connected on by Markos and 52% of them connected on by Ribas were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Paige VanZant, she went up against Rachael Ostovich and ended up getting the win by way of an armbar in round 2. Ostovich ended up connecting on 80% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while VanZant connected on 29% of the significant strikes she took from distance. VanZant landed 62% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 17 of 27. She ended up landing 13 of 23 significant strikes directed at the head. Ostovich ended up connecting on 10 of 14 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, she ended up landing 7 of 11 directed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Ostovich connected on 13 of 18 and VanZant ended up landing 38 of 56 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Karol Rosa squares up against Vanessa Melo. Rosa steps into the cage holding a record of 12-3-0. The 25-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Melo stands in at 5'5" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-7-0. The 32-year-old extends her reach 65". In terms of takedowns, Karol Rosa is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min while Vanessa Melo takes her opponents to the canvas 0.20 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Rosa lands an average of 11.40 strikes/minute and is connecting on 48% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Vanessa Melo, who connects on 28% of the strikes she attempts and lands an average of 3.60 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Jorge Masvidal is set to meet Kamaru Usman. Usman looks to add a win to his career total of 16-1-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The switch fighter extends his reach 76". Masvidal stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 35-13-0. The 35-year-old reaches 74". In terms of grappling, Kamaru Usman defends against 100% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times he tries. Masvidal is finishing his takedowns on 59% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 78% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Usman takes 2.17 strikes per minute while he is dishing out 4.60 strikes/min. Masvidal, moreover, takes 2.94 strikes per min and is connecting on 4.33 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Paige VanZant (+600)
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