Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night 173
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Karl Roberson will take on Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night 173 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The opening odds have Roberson at +135 while Vettori is coming in at -155.
Karl "Baby K" Roberson looks to add a win to his total of 9-2-0. The 29-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Marvin "The Italian Dream" Vettori stands 6'0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 14-4-1. The 26-year-old stretches 74". Concerning significant strikes, Karl Roberson connects on 3.16 per min while Marvin Vettori connects on 4.05 significant strikes per minute. Roberson is landing 52% of the significant strikes he attempts while Vettori lands 41%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Baby K" absorbs 1.80 significant strikes per min and "The Italian Dream" absorbs 2.85. Roberson also stops 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Vettori defends against 66% of the strikes thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Karl Roberson is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.07 times per 3 rounds. Roberson is getting his opponent to the mat on 57% of the times he tries and thwarting 53% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Vettori is getting his opponent to the mat on 45% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of subbing opponents, Roberson is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.8 finishes per 15 min while Vettori attempts 0.6 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Karl Roberson fought Roman Kopylov and took home the win by way of rear naked choke in round 3. Kopylov landed 38 of 96 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Roberson walked away from this fight having landed 43 of 117 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Kopylov ended up landing 37 of 95, giving him a percentage of 38%. He landed 19 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Roberson landed 36% of his significant strikes by connecting on 43 of 117. Of those significant strikes, he was 14 of 77 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Kopylov and 95% of them landed by Roberson were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Marvin Vettori, he squared up with Andrew Sanchez and ended up winning this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Sanchez ended up connecting on 97% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Vettori connected on 87% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Vettori landed 41% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 85 of 205. He ended up landing 72 of 187 significant strikes aimed at the head. Sanchez ended up landing 39 of 185 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 21 of 146 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Sanchez ended up landing 39 of 185 and Vettori landed 86 of 206 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Michael Johnson goes up against Thiago Moises. Johnson holds a career mark of 20-15-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 73". Moises measures in at 5'9" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 12-4-0. The 25-year-old has a reach of 70". When it comes to grappling, Michael Johnson is averaging a takedown 0.52 times per 15 minutes and Thiago Moises takes his opponents to the mat 1.22 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Johnson lands 4.22 strikes per minute and is connecting on 37% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Thiago Moises, who is connecting on 45% of the strikes he has attempted and lands an average of 2.96 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Omar Morales is set to square up against Gabriel Benitez. Benitez walks into the Octagon with a mark of 21-8-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Morales stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 9-0-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 73". In the category of takedowns, Gabriel Benitez is able to deflect 56% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 90% of his attempts. Morales is taking his opponents to the mat on 95% of his attempts and curbs 90% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Benitez is absorbing 2.93 strikes/min and he is dishing out 4.32 strikes per min. Morales, on the other hand, is absorbing 1.80 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.60 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Karl Roberson (+135)
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