Jordan Griffin vs Youssef Zalal Predictions, Picks, UFC Vegas 4 Odds
Jordan Griffin vs Youssef Zalal
UFC Vegas 4
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Jordan Griffin will enter the Octagon against Youssef Zalal at UFC Vegas 4 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The opening moneyline has Griffin priced at +105 while Zalal is priced at -125.
Jordan "Native Psycho" Griffin has a mark of 18-7-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 73". Youssef "The Moroccan Devil" Zalal stands 5'10" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his record of 8-2-0. The 23-year-old has a wingspan of 72". Concerning significant strikes, Jordan Griffin is connecting on 2.87 per minute while Youssef Zalal connects on 2.07 significant strikes per minute. Griffin is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he tries while Zalal lands 56%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Native Psycho" takes 2.91 significant strikes per min while "The Moroccan Devil" absorbs 0.80. Griffin also stops 48% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Zalal is able to curb 80% of them.
When it comes to takedowns, Jordan Griffin is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.35 times per 3 rds. Griffin is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his tries and defending 35% of all takedowns attempted on him. Zalal is scoring a takedown on 50% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 5% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Griffin is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 2.5 subs per 3 rounds while Zalal tries 2.0 subs per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Jordan Griffin faced TJ Brown and wound up taking home the win via a guillotine choke from bottom side control in round 2. Brown ended up landing 91 of 119 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Griffin walked away from this fight having landed 20 of 28 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Brown landed 32 of 47, giving him a percentage of 68%. He ended up landing 26 of 39 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Griffin ended up landing 65% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 15 of 23. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 13 of 21 pointed at the head. 28% of the significant strikes landed by Brown and 60% of them landed by Griffin were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Youssef Zalal, he faced off with Austin Lingo and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Lingo landed 91% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Zalal landed 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Zalal ended up landing 56% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 31 of 55. He ended up landing 16 of 37 significant strikes aimed at the head. Lingo connected on 12 of 61 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 5 of 47 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Lingo was 16 of 68 while Zalal ended up landing 49 of 80 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Dustin Poirier squares up in the Octagon against Dan Hooker. Poirier will be looking to add a win to his career record of 25-6-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5'9". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Hooker stands in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The switch fighter has a career mark of 20-8-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 75". When it comes to grappling, Dustin Poirier gets a takedown 1.55 times per 3 rounds and Dan Hooker takes his opponents down 0.43 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Poirier is landing 5.51 strikes/min and lands 49% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Dan Hooker, who lands 45% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 4.76 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Mickey Gall is set to face off with Mike Perry. Perry walks into the Octagon holding a record of 13-6-0. The 28-year-old weighs 170 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Gall stands 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 6-2-0. The 28-year-old stretches 74". Regarding takedowns, Mike Perry is able to defend against 70% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown tries on 41% of the times he tries. Gall is finishing his takedown tries on 38% of his attempts and is able to thwart 44% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Perry is taking 4.50 strikes/minute while he deals 4.27 strikes per min. Gall, in contrast, takes 3.22 strikes per min and is connecting on 2.22 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jordan Griffin (+105)
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