Anthony Pettis vs Alex Morono Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Anthony Pettis vs Alex Morono
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Anthony Pettis will take on Alex Morono at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The moneyline has Pettis coming in at -230 while Morono is at +190.
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis looks to add a victory to his total of 23-10-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Alex "The Great White" Morono stands 5'11" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-6-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 72". In the category of significant strikes, Anthony Pettis lands 3.04 per min while Alex Morono is landing 5.32 significant strikes per min. Pettis is landing 46% of the significant strikes he throws while Morono lands 43%. In terms of defending themselves, "Showtime" takes 3.52 significant strikes per minute while "The Great White" takes 3.74. Pettis also thwarts 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Morono deflects 58% of them.
Regarding takedowns, Anthony Pettis is the more skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 0.64 times per 3 rds. Pettis is finishing his takedown attempts on 52% of the times he tries and stopping 59% of the takedowns his opponents try. Morono is finishing his takedowns on 33% of his takedown attempts and stopping 45% of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the sub, Pettis is the more capable fighter by going for 1.1 submissions per 3 rounds while Morono tries 0.5 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Anthony Pettis fought Donald Cerrone and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Cerrone ended up landing 62 of 148 total strikes attempted in that contest. Pettis walked away from this fight having landed 81 of 133 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Cerrone ended up landing 62 of 148, which gave him a rate of 41%. He ended up landing 31 of 112 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Pettis landed 55% of his significant strikes by connecting on 63 of 113. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 44 of 84 aimed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes landed by Cerrone and 95% of them connected on by Pettis were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Alex Morono, he faced off with Rhys McKee and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. McKee landed 94% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Morono landed 82% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Morono ended up connecting on 54% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 176 of 321. He ended up landing 146 of 286 significant strikes aimed at the head. McKee ended up landing 124 of 230 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 81 of 179 directed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, McKee ended up connecting on 133 of 242 while Morono connected on 208 of 360 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Deron Winn goes up against Antonio Arroyo. Winn will be looking to add a victory to his total of 6-2-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Arroyo stands in at 6'3" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 9-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 73". In the grappling category, Deron Winn takes his opponents to the mat 2.49 times per 15 minutes and Antonio Arroyo takes his opponents to the mat 1.95 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Winn is connecting on 5.95 strikes per minute and is connecting on 47% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Antonio Arroyo, who is landing 69% of the strikes he attempts and lands 3.12 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jamie Pickett is set to clash with Tafon Nchukwi. Nchukwi looks to add a victory to his career record of 4-0-0. The 26-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Pickett stands 6'2" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 11-4-0. The 32-year-old reaches 80". Regarding wrestling, Tafon Nchukwi is able to curb 0% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his tries. Pickett is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of the attempts he tries and curbs 16% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Nchukwi absorbs 7.84 strikes/min while he dishes out 6.70 strikes per min. Pickett, on the contrary, absorbs 2.98 strikes/min and connects on 2.95 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alex Morono (+190)
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