Alex Morono vs Rhys McKee Pick, 11/14/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 14 Odds
Alex Morono vs Rhys McKee
UFC Vegas 14
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Alex Morono will enter the Octagon against Rhys McKee at UFC Vegas 14 on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The opening line has Morono coming in at -185 while McKee is priced at +160.
Alex "The Great White" Morono has a record of 17-6-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Rhys "Skeletor" McKee measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 10-3-1. The 25-year-old extends his reach 78". Regarding significant strikes, Alex Morono is connecting on 4.42 per minute and Rhys McKee is connecting on 2.97 significant strikes per min. Morono is connecting on 39% of the significant strikes he tries and McKee lands 48%. Regarding defense, "The Great White" allows 3.10 significant strikes per minute while "Skeletor" takes 12.70. Morono also thwarts 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and McKee curbs 35% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning grappling, Alex Morono is the more effective wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rounds. Morono is scoring a takedown on 36% of the times he tries and stopping 35% of takedowns his opponents have tried. McKee is scoring a takedown on 40% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 50% of the tries against him. When it comes to submission attempts, Morono is the more skilled fighter by attempting 0.6 subs per 15 minutes while McKee attempts 0.4 subs per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Alex Morono went up against Khaos Williams and wound up losing the fight by a punch to the head in round 1. Williams landed 10 of 17 total strikes attempted in that fight. Morono ended the night having landed 1 of 4 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Williams ended up landing 10 of 17, which means his percentage was 58%. He finished the fight landing 6 of 12 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Morono ended up landing 25% of his significant strikes by sticking 1 of 4. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 1 of 3 pointed at the head. 40% of the significant strikes landed by Williams and 100% of them landed by Morono were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Rhys McKee, he faced off with Khamzat Chimaev and wound up losing the fight by punches to the head from the mount position in round 1. Chimaev ended up landing 10% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and McKee ended up landing 10% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. McKee ended up connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 1 of 2. Chimaev landed 40 of 62 significant strikes in that contest. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Chimaev ended up landing 68 of 98 and McKee ended up connecting on 1 of 3 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jose Quinonez faces off against Louis Smolka. Quinonez looks to add a victory to his record of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 69". Smolka measures 5'9" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 16-7-0. The 29-year-old reaches 68". When it comes to grappling, Jose Quinonez scores a takedown 2.58 times per 3 rounds while Louis Smolka takes his opponents to the mat 1.61 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Quinonez tags his opponents 3.41 strikes per min and is connecting on 46% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Louis Smolka, who tags his opponent on 46% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 4.25 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Tony Gravely is set to face off with Geraldo de Freitas. de Freitas looks to add a victory to his career record of 12-5-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Gravely measures 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 19-6-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 69". Concerning wrestling, Geraldo de Freitas is able to defend against 60% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents down on 50% of his attempts. Gravely is taking his opponents down on 66% of the tries he takes and defends against 41% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, de Freitas is taking 2.30 strikes per minute while he is dealing 2.97 strikes/min. Gravely, in contrast, absorbs 2.03 strikes per minute and lands 3.94 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rhys McKee (+160)
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