Alex Caceres vs Chase Hooper Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Alex Caceres vs Chase Hooper
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Alex Caceres will enter the Octagon against Chase Hooper at UFC 250 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The moneyline has Caceres at +120 while Hooper is at -140.
Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres has a career record of 15-12-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Chase "The Dream" Hooper stands 6'1" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 9-0-1. The 20-year-old has a reach of 74". Regarding significant strikes, Alex Caceres is landing 3.98 per minute and Chase Hooper lands 5.16 significant strikes per min. Caceres lands 48% of the significant strikes he throws and Hooper is landing 63%. Regarding defense, "Bruce Leeroy" absorbs 2.86 significant strikes per minute and "The Dream" allows 1.89. Caceres also stops 64% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Hooper is able to prevent 31% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
When it comes to wrestling, Alex Caceres is the lesser skilled grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.53 times per 15 min. Caceres is scoring a takedown on 75% of his tries and is defending 58% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Hooper is finishing his takedowns on 16% of his takedown attempts and is defending 100% of the tries against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Caceres is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.8 submissions per 3 rds while Hooper tries 3.8 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Alex Caceres fought Steven Peterson and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Peterson landed 87 of 241 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Caceres finished this fight landing 95 of 198 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Peterson ended up landing 67 of 218, which gave him a percentage of 30%. He finished the fight landing 41 of 171 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Caceres ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by connecting on 94 of 197. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 63 of 154 aimed at the head. 97% of the significant strikes connected on by Peterson and 96% of them landed by Caceres were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Chase Hooper, he faced off with Daniel Teymur and ended up winning this fight via an elbow to the head in round 1. Teymur connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Hooper landed 15% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Hooper ended up landing 55% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 20 of 36. He ended up connecting on 17 of 32 significant strikes to the head. Teymur connected on 2 of 6 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 2 of 6 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Teymur landed 2 of 6 and Hooper connected on 37 of 70 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ian Heinisch squares up in the Octagon against Gerald Meerschaert. Heinisch will be looking to add a win to his record of 13-3-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Meerschaert stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 30-12-0. The 32-year-old reaches 77". When it comes to grappling, Ian Heinisch takes his opponents down 1.18 times per 15 min while Gerald Meerschaert takes his opponents to the canvas 2.37 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Heinisch is connecting on 3.38 strikes/minute and connects on 50% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Gerald Meerschaert, who connects on 43% of his attempted strikes and is landing 3.32 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Brian Kelleher is set to meet Cody Stamann. Stamann will be looking to add a win to his career record of 18-2-1. The 30-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 64". Kelleher stands in at 5'6" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 21-10-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 66". Concerning grappling, Cody Stamann is able to deflect 86% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents down on 48% of his tries. Kelleher is taking his opponents to the mat on 23% of his tries and deflects 84% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Stamann absorbs 3.06 strikes/min while he is dishing out 4.25 strikes/min. Kelleher, at the same time, takes 6.02 strikes/minute and is dishing out 4.65 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread? I like Hooper because of his striking ability and the fact he hasn't been beaten to this point and he's the more dynamic fighter overall.
Guy's Pick: Take Chase Hooper (-140)
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