Ashley Yoder vs Livinha Souza Picks and Predictions 8-15-2020 UFC 252 Odds
Ashley Yoder vs Livinha Souza
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ashley Yoder will enter the Octagon against Livinha Souza at UFC 252 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The line has Yoder priced at +145 while Souza is coming in at -165.
Ashley "Spider Monkey" Yoder will be looking to add a win to her record of 7-5-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 115 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter reaches 69". Livinha "The Brazilian Gangsta" Souza stands in at 5'3" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 13-2-0. The 29-year-old reaches 63". Regarding significant strikes, Ashley Yoder is landing 3.10 per min and Livinha Souza is landing 1.79 significant strikes per min. Yoder is landing 42% of the significant strikes she tries while Souza is connecting on 37%. Regarding defense, "Spider Monkey" allows 3.56 significant strikes per minute and "The Brazilian Gangsta" takes 3.45. Yoder also stops 49% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way and Souza is able to curb 62% of the shots thrown.
Concerning wrestling, Ashley Yoder is the not as competent as a grappler as she is able to score a takedown 1.33 times per 3 rounds. Yoder is getting her opponent to the mat on 38% of the times she tries and thwarting 66% of all takedown attempts. Souza is getting her opponent to the mat on 50% of the takedowns she tries and stopping 25% of the attempts against her. Regarding subbing opponents, Yoder is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Souza tries 1.9 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time she fought, Ashley Yoder fought Randa Markos and wound up taking the loss by way of split decision in round 3. Markos landed 94 of 158 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Yoder ended the night having landed 82 of 148 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Markos landed 78 of 140, which gave her a rate of 55%. She finished the fight landing 58 of 116 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Yoder landed 41% of her significant strikes by connecting on 44 of 107. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she connected on 30 of 84 pointed at the head. 53% of the significant strikes landed by Markos and 54% of them landed by Yoder were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Livinha Souza, she faced off with Brianna Van Buren and was defeated via unanimous decision in round 3. Buren connected on 70% of her significant strikes at distance and Souza ended up connecting on 65% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Souza ended up landing 34% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 23 of 66. She landed 8 of 43 significant strikes aimed at the head. Buren ended up connecting on 72 of 187 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she connected on 48 of 151 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that she threw in that fight, Buren connected on 88 of 204 and Souza ended up landing 30 of 73 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Stipe Miocic takes on Daniel Cormier. Miocic will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 19-3-0. The 37-year-old will fight at 240 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Cormier comes in at 5'11" and records a weight of 235 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 22-2-0. The 41-year-old has a wingspan of 72". In terms of takedowns, Stipe Miocic takes his opponents to the mat 2.20 times per 3 rds and Daniel Cormier takes his opponents down 1.95 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Miocic lands 4.95 strikes/min and connecting on 52% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Daniel Cormier, who is connecting on 52% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 4.25 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Marlon Vera is set to square up in the Octagon with Sean O'Malley. O'Malley will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-0-0. The 25-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands 5'11". The switch fighter stretches 72". Vera stands 5'8" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 15-6-1. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Concerning wrestling, Sean O'Malley is able to thwart 61% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents down on 50% of his attempts. Vera is finishing his takedowns on 42% of his attempts and is able to curb 69% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, O'Malley absorbs 3.75 strikes/min and he dishes out 6.86 per minute. Vera, moreover, is taking 4.11 strikes per min and is connecting on 3.70 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Livinha Souza (-165)
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