Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone Predictions, Picks, UFC 249 Odds
Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Anthony Pettis will battle Donald Cerrone at UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The line has Pettis coming in at -135 while Cerrone is coming in at +115.
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis walks into the cage with a record of 22-10-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone stands in at 6'1" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 36-14-0. The 37-year-old reaches 73". Regarding significant strikes, Anthony Pettis is connecting on 2.97 per min and Donald Cerrone lands 4.33 significant strikes per minute. Pettis is connecting on 46% of the significant strikes he tries while Cerrone connects on 46%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Showtime" allows 3.48 significant strikes per minute while "Cowboy" takes 4.27. Pettis also curbs 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Cerrone is able to curb 53% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Anthony Pettis is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.67 times per 3 rounds. Pettis is getting his opponent to the mat on 54% of his attempts and stopping 58% of all takedown attempts. Cerrone is taking his opponents down on 36% of his takedown tries and is defending 73% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Pettis is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 1.2 submissions per 15 min while Cerrone tries 1.3 submissions per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Anthony Pettis faced Diego Ferreira and walked away with a loss by rear naked choke in round 2. Ferreira landed 43 of 74 total strikes attempted in that contest. Pettis finished this fight landing 28 of 51 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Ferreira ended up landing 25 of 53, which gave him a rate of 47%. He landed 18 of 43 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Pettis ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes by landing 22 of 45. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 12 of 33 to the head. 64% of the significant strikes connected on by Ferreira and 81% of them landed by Pettis were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Donald Cerrone, he squared up with Justin Gaethje and took a loss on the night by a punch to the head in round 1. Gaethje landed 90% of his significant strikes at distance while Cerrone ended up connecting on 90% of his significant strikes at distance. Cerrone ended up connecting on 32% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 17 of 52. He landed 12 of 45 significant strikes aimed at the head. Gaethje ended up landing 40 of 61 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 27 of 44 aimed at the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Gaethje ended up connecting on 40 of 61 while Cerrone connected on 17 of 52 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Aleksei Oleinik faces off against Fabricio Werdum. Oleinik comes into this fight with a record of 58-13-1. The 42-year-old is fighting at 240 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 80". Werdum stands 6'4" and weighs 231 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 23-8-1. The 42-year-old stretches 77". In the grappling category, Aleksei Oleinik gets a takedown 3.01 times per 15 min and Fabricio Werdum gets a takedown 1.65 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Oleinik is landing 3.08 strikes per minute and connects on 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Fabricio Werdum, who tags his opponent on 51% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 3.61 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Ronaldo Souza is set to fight Uriah Hall. Hall holds a record of 16-9-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 79". Souza measures in at 6'1" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 26-8-0. The 40-year-old extends his reach 72". In the category of takedowns, Uriah Hall stops 69% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 38% of the times he tries. Souza is taking his opponents to the mat on 38% of his attempts and is able to curb 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Hall is taking 3.57 strikes per min and he lands 3.31 per minute. Souza, in contrast, is taking 2.81 strikes/min and deals 2.54 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Donald Cerrone (+115)
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