Brandon Moreno vs Brandon Royval Pick, 11/21/2020 Predictions UFC 255 Odds
Brandon Moreno vs Brandon Royval
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Brandon Moreno will face off with Brandon Royval at UFC 255 on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The opening line has Moreno at -175 while Royval is coming in at +155.
Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno steps into the Octagon with a record of 17-5-1. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Brandon "Raw Dawg" Royval comes in at 5'9" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career mark of 12-4-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 68". With respect to significant strikes, Brandon Moreno connects on 3.00 per minute while Brandon Royval connects on 3.90 significant strikes per min. Moreno is landing 34% of the significant strikes he throws and Royval is landing 52%. In terms of defending in the cage, "The Assassin Baby" takes 2.94 significant strikes per minute and "Raw Dawg" absorbs 2.77. Moreno also deflects 63% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Royval stops 44% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Concerning grappling, Brandon Moreno is the more competent wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.75 times per 3 rds. Moreno is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his attempts and stopping 69% of the takedowns his opponents try. Royval is scoring a takedown on 54% of his takedown tries and is stopping 63% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the submission, Moreno is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes while Royval goes for 3.2 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Brandon Moreno fought Jussier Formiga and wound up taking home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Formiga ended up landing 61 of 81 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Moreno walked away from this fight having landed 94 of 147 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Formiga landed 15 of 32, which means his percentage was 46%. He landed 9 of 24 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Moreno landed 40% of his significant strikes by sticking 33 of 82. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 29 of 76 to the head. 80% of the significant strikes landed by Formiga and 60% of them landed by Moreno were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Brandon Royval, he fought Kai Kara-France and wound up taking home the win by a guillotine choke in round 2. Kara-France landed 95% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Royval ended up landing 87% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Royval ended up connecting on 54% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 39 of 71. He landed 27 of 56 significant strikes to the head. Kara-France ended up connecting on 22 of 38 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 12 of 28 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that contest, Kara-France was 22 of 39 while Royval landed 51 of 85 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Joaquin Buckley encounters Jordan Wright. Buckley steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-3-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 76". Wright stands in at 6'2" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 11-0-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 77". In the grappling category, Joaquin Buckley scores a takedown 0.85 times per 3 rds and Jordan Wright is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Buckley lands an average of 3.92 strikes per minute and landing 32% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Jordan Wright, who is landing 77% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 7.79 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Nicolas Dalby is set to enter the Octagon against Daniel Rodriguez. Rodriguez comes into this bout with a mark of 13-1-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Dalby measures in at 5'11" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 18-4-1. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of grappling, Daniel Rodriguez is stopping 66% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 83% of his attempts. Dalby is taking his opponents down on 45% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 58% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Rodriguez is taking 7.14 strikes/minute and he connects on 8.46 per minute. Dalby, on the other side, takes 3.19 strikes per min and is dealing 3.17 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brandon Royval (+155)
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