Brendan Allen vs Sean Strickland Pick, 11/14/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 14 Odds
Brendan Allen vs Sean Strickland
UFC Vegas 14
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Brendan Allen will take on Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 14 on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The opening line has Allen at -120 while Strickland is coming in at +100.
Brendan "All In" Allen looks to add a victory to his total of 15-3-0. The 24-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Sean "Tarzan" Strickland comes in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 21-3-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 76". Concerning significant strikes, Brendan Allen lands 2.67 per minute and Sean Strickland connects on 4.64 significant strikes per min. Allen lands 60% of the significant strikes he throws and Strickland is connecting on 36%. Regarding defending in the cage, "All In" takes 2.55 significant strikes per minute and "Tarzan" takes 3.57. Allen also prevents 35% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Strickland is able to curb 67% of them.
In the wrestling category, Brendan Allen is the more capable wrestler as he scores a takedown 1.42 times per 15 minutes. Allen is taking his opponents to the canvas on 37% of his attempts and stuffing 55% of all takedown attempts. Strickland is scoring a takedown on 57% of the takedowns he tries and is defending 81% of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the submission, Allen is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 2.4 submissions per 15 min while Strickland looks to get 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Brendan Allen went up against Kyle Daukaus and ended up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Daukaus landed 92 of 127 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Allen walked away from this fight having landed 79 of 109 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Daukaus landed 34 of 58, which means his percentage was 58%. He finished the fight landing 29 of 51 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Allen ended up landing 62% of his significant strikes by sticking 41 of 66. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 31 of 55 pointed at the head. 55% of the significant strikes connected on by Daukaus and 31% of them landed by Allen were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Sean Strickland, he faced off with Jack Marshman and wound up taking home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Strickland ended up connecting on 46% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 106 of 227. He connected on 88 of 203 significant strikes directed at the head. Marshman connected on 48 of 252 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 19 of 176 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Marshman landed 48 of 252 and Strickland landed 106 of 227 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Alex Morono meets Rhys McKee. Morono has a record of 17-6-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". McKee measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 10-3-1. The 25-year-old extends his reach 78". Regarding grappling, Alex Morono takes his opponents to the mat 0.80 times per 3 rds and Rhys McKee is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Morono is connecting on 4.42 strikes/min and is landing 39% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Rhys McKee, who connects on 48% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 2.97 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Louis Smolka is set to face off against Jose Quinonez. Quinonez looks to add a victory to his record of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 69". Smolka measures 5'9" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 16-7-0. The 29-year-old reaches 68". In terms of wrestling, Jose Quinonez is thwarting 50% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of the times he tries. Smolka is finishing his takedowns on 34% of his tries and curbs 30% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Quinonez takes 2.58 strikes per min and he is dealing 3.41 strikes/minute. Smolka, in contrast, is absorbing 3.62 strikes/min and is dishing out 4.25 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brendan Allen (-120)
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