Aljamain Sterling vs Cory Sandhagen Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Aljamain Sterling vs Cory Sandhagen
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Aljamain Sterling will battle Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The line has Sterling coming in at -110 while Sandhagen is at -110.
Aljamain "Funk Master" Sterling walks into the Octagon holding a record of 18-3-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Cory Sandhagen measures 5'11" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his record of 12-1-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 70". When talking about significant strikes, Aljamain Sterling connects on 4.85 per minute and Cory Sandhagen connects on 7.14 significant strikes per min. Sterling lands 50% of the significant strikes he attempts and Sandhagen connects on 48%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Funk Master" absorbs 1.95 significant strikes per min while Sandhagen allows 4.16. Sterling also curbs 66% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Sandhagen is able to stop 58% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of takedowns, Aljamain Sterling is the more capable grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.91 times per 3 rds. Sterling is finishing his takedown attempts on 29% of his tries and defending 51% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Sandhagen is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 27% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of subbing opponents, Sterling is the more skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.8 submissions per 15 minutes while Sandhagen looks to get 0.6 submissions per 15 min.
In his last fight, Aljamain Sterling squared up with Pedro Munhoz and ended up winning this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Munhoz landed 108 of 269 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Sterling walked away from this fight having landed 175 of 350 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Munhoz landed 105 of 265, which gave him a percentage of 39%. He ended up landing 44 of 159 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Sterling ended up landing 49% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 174 of 349. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 123 of 250 pointed at the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Munhoz and 98% of them landed by Sterling were done at a distance.
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In the last fight for Cory Sandhagen, he faced off with Raphael Assuncao and wound up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Assuncao landed 66% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Sandhagen landed 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Sandhagen connected on 53% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 62 of 116. He ended up landing 23 of 67 significant strikes to the head. Assuncao connected on 45 of 81 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 15 of 50 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that contest, Assuncao was 65 of 103 while Sandhagen ended up connecting on 78 of 135 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Neil Magny meets Anthony Rocco Martin. Magny looks to add a win to his career total of 22-8-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 80". Rocco Martin measures in at 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 17-5-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 73". When it comes to grappling, Neil Magny is able to score a takedown 2.70 times per 15 minutes and Anthony Rocco Martin scores a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Magny connects for an average of 3.93 strikes per min and connects on 46% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Anthony Rocco Martin, who is connecting on 36% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 2.70 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Sean O'Malley is set to battle Eddie Wineland. Wineland walks into the cage holding a record of 24-13-1. The 35-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". O'Malley stands 5'11" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 11-0-0. The 25-year-old stretches 72". Regarding takedowns, Eddie Wineland prevents 86% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the mat on 28% of his attempts. O'Malley is taking his opponents down on 50% of his tries and curbs 61% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With regard to striking, Wineland is taking 3.51 strikes/minute while he is dishing out 3.41 strikes per min. O'Malley, on the other side, is absorbing 3.83 strikes/min and is connecting on 6.87 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cory Sandhagen (-110)
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