Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Souza Predictions, Picks, UFC 249 Odds
Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Souza
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Uriah Hall will face off with Ronaldo Souza at UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The opening moneyline has Hall priced at +105 while Souza is at -125.
Uriah "Prime Time" 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". Ronaldo "Jacare" 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 terms of significant strikes, Uriah Hall connects on 3.31 per min and Ronaldo Souza lands 2.54 significant strikes per min. Hall is landing 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Souza is landing 46%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Prime Time" allows 3.57 significant strikes per minute while "Jacare" takes 2.81. Hall also defends against 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Souza is able to defend against 62% of them.
Regarding wrestling, Uriah Hall is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.75 times per 15 minutes. Hall is finishing his takedown attempts on 38% of the times he tries and stopping 69% of the takedowns his opponents try. Souza is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 60% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing the opposition, Hall is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes while Souza looks to get 1.4 finishes per 3 rds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Uriah Hall fought Antonio Carlos Junior and ended up getting the victory in the fight by split decision in round 3. Junior ended up landing 81 of 148 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Hall finished this fight landing 41 of 86 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Junior landed 22 of 69, which means his percentage was 31%. He landed 16 of 63 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Hall landed 43% of his significant strikes by landing 34 of 79. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 31 of 75 aimed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Junior and 64% of them landed by Hall were tallied at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Ronaldo Souza, he battled Jan Blachowicz and walked away in defeat by way of split decision in round 5. Blachowicz ended up landing 83% of his significant strikes at distance and Souza ended up connecting on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Souza ended up landing 41% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 20 of 48. He landed 8 of 28 significant strikes directed at the head. Blachowicz ended up connecting on 71 of 170 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 38 of 121 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Blachowicz landed 105 of 205 and Souza landed 56 of 88 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Vicente Luque squares up against Niko Price. Luque steps into the Octagon holding a record of 17-7-1. The 28-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Price measures 6'0" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 14-3-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 76". In terms of takedowns, Vicente Luque takes his opponents to the mat 0.82 times per 15 minutes and Niko Price takes his opponents to the canvas 1.08 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Luque is connecting on 5.18 strikes/minute and lands 53% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Niko Price, who is connecting on 34% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 3.06 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Charles Rosa is set to fight Bryce Mitchell. Mitchell comes into this fight holding a mark of 12-1-0. The 25-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 70". Rosa stands 5'9" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The switch fighter has a career record of 12-3-0. The 33-year-old reaches 69". When it comes to takedowns, Bryce Mitchell is able to thwart 33% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 28% of his tries. Rosa is taking his opponents down on 34% of his tries and prevents 47% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Mitchell takes 1.81 strikes/minute while he connects on 1.78 per minute. Rosa, on the other side, takes 4.22 strikes per minute and is dealing 3.79 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ronaldo Souza (-125)
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