Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Karl Roberson will enter the Octagon with Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The opener has Roberson priced at +180 while Vettori is priced at -220.
Karl "Baby K" Roberson comes into this fight with a mark of 9-2-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 74". Marvin "The Italian Dream" Vettori stands 6'0" and weighs 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 14-4-1. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Concerning significant strikes, Karl Roberson is connecting on 3.16 per minute while Marvin Vettori connects on 4.05 significant strikes per min. Roberson is landing 52% of the significant strikes he tries and Vettori is landing 41%. In terms of defending themselves, "Baby K" absorbs 1.80 significant strikes per min and "The Italian Dream" allows 2.85. Roberson also defends 64% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Vettori thwarts 66% of the shots thrown his way.
In the grappling category, Karl Roberson is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.07 times per 3 rds. Roberson is finishing his takedown attempts on 57% of his attempts and stuffing 53% of all takedown attempts. Vettori is taking his opponents down on 45% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to going for the sub, Roberson is the more skilled fighter by going for 0.8 subs per 15 min while Vettori looks to get 0.6 subs per 15 min.
In his last fight, Karl Roberson squared up with Roman Kopylov and wound up getting the win by rear naked choke in round 3. Kopylov ended up landing 38 of 96 total strikes attempted in that contest. Roberson ended the night having landed 43 of 117 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Kopylov ended up landing 37 of 95, which means his percentage was 38%. He ended up landing 19 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Roberson ended up landing 36% of his significant strikes by connecting on 43 of 117. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 14 of 77 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Kopylov and 95% of them connected on by Roberson were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Marvin Vettori, he battled Andrew Sanchez and took home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Sanchez landed 97% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Vettori ended up connecting on 87% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Vettori landed 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 85 of 205. He landed 72 of 187 significant strikes to the head. Sanchez landed 39 of 185 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 146 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Sanchez landed 39 of 185 while Vettori connected on 86 of 206 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Merab Dvalishvili clashes with Ray Borg. Dvalishvili holds a record of 10-4-0. The 29-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Borg stands 5'4" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 13-5-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 63". In the grappling category, Merab Dvalishvili is averaging a takedown 7.80 times per 15 minutes while Ray Borg takes his opponents down 3.89 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Dvalishvili is connecting on 3.84 strikes/min and landing 37% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Ray Borg, who tags the opposition on 52% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 1.52 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Charles Jourdain is set to battle Andre Fili. Fili looks to add a victory to his career total of 20-7-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Jourdain stands 5'9" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 10-2-0. The 24-year-old stretches 69". In terms of grappling, Andre Fili is able to stop 69% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown tries on 45% of his tries. Jourdain is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of his attempts and curbs 5% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Fili is absorbing 3.96 strikes per minute while he is dishing out 4.00 per minute. Jourdain, at the same time, is absorbing 4.89 strikes/minute and is dealing 4.85 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Karl Roberson (+180)
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