Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night Odds
Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland
UFC Fight Night
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Anthony Hernandez will face off with Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The line has Hernandez at -110 while Holland is also priced at -110.
Anthony "Fluffy" Hernandez walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-1-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Kevin "Trailblazer" Holland measures 6'3" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-5-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 81". With respect to significant strikes, Anthony Hernandez connects on 5.23 per minute while Kevin Holland is landing 4.16 significant strikes per minute. Hernandez is connecting on 54% of the significant strikes he throws and Holland is connecting on 54%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Fluffy" absorbs 6.02 significant strikes per minute and "Trailblazer" absorbs 2.58. Hernandez also prevents 47% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Holland curbs 55% of them.
When it comes to grappling, Anthony Hernandez is the better wrestler as he takes his opponents down 5.48 times per 3 rds. Hernandez is finishing his takedown attempts on 66% of the times he tries and is defending 85% of all takedowns attempted on him. Holland is getting his opponent to the mat on 43% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 48% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Hernandez is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.9 submissions per 15 minutes while Holland attempts 1.1 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Anthony Hernandez went up against Junyong Park and got a win for the night via an anaconda choke in round 2. Park landed 84 of 152 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Hernandez walked away from this fight having landed 74 of 129 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Park landed 81 of 148, giving him a percentage of 54%. He finished the fight landing 76 of 142 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Hernandez ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes by connecting on 59 of 110. Of those significant strikes, he landed 51 of 102 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Park and 83% of them landed by Hernandez were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Kevin Holland, he squared up with Brendan Allen and took a loss on the night via rear naked choke in round 2. Allen ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Holland connected on 54% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Holland ended up landing 57% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 22 of 38. He ended up landing 14 of 27 significant strikes directed at the head. Allen landed 10 of 22 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 7 of 19 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Allen was 23 of 41 and Holland connected on 37 of 55 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Mike Davis squares up in the Octagon against Giga Chikadze. Davis has a career mark of 8-2-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Chikadze measures in at 6'0" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 9-2-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 74". When it comes to grappling, Mike Davis gets a takedown 0.77 times per 3 rds and Giga Chikadze is averaging a takedown 0.34 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Davis connects on 5.87 strikes/minute and connecting on 54% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Giga Chikadze, who connects on 44% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.06 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Nate Landwehr is set to encounter Darren Elkins. Elkins will be looking to add a win to his total of 25-8-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Landwehr stands in at 5'9" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 13-3-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 72". Regarding takedowns, Darren Elkins is thwarting 58% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 35% of the times he tries. Landwehr is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of the tries he takes and is able to prevent 15% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Elkins is absorbing 2.80 strikes/minute while he connects on 3.27 strikes per min. Landwehr, in contrast, is absorbing 2.58 strikes per minute and is landing 1.47 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kevin Holland (-110)
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