Charles Byrd vs Maki Pitolo Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Charles Byrd vs Maki Pitolo
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Charles Byrd will face off against Maki Pitolo at UFC 250 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The odds have Byrd coming in at -170 while Pitolo is at +150.
Charles "Kid Dynamite" Byrd has a mark of 10-6-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Maki "Coconut Bombz" Pitolo stands in at 5'10" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-5-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 75". Concerning significant strikes, Charles Byrd connects on 3.86 per minute and Maki Pitolo is landing 5.42 significant strikes per minute. Byrd is landing 57% of the significant strikes he tries and Pitolo is landing 45%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Kid Dynamite" takes 2.10 significant strikes per min and "Coconut Bombz" allows 3.43. Byrd also deflects 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Pitolo is able to curb 50% of them.
In the category of takedowns, Charles Byrd is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he is averaging a takedown 2.52 times per 3 rounds. Byrd is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times he tries and is stopping 57% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Pitolo is taking his opponents to the mat on 5% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 25% of the tries against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Byrd is the more able fighter by trying 1.9 submissions per 3 rds while Pitolo looks to get 0.9 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Charles Byrd fought Edmen Shahbazyan and ended up taking the loss by elbows to the head in round 1. Shahbazyan ended up landing 13 of 21 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Byrd walked away from this fight having landed 1 of 6 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Shahbazyan ended up landing 13 of 21, giving him a percentage of 61%. He landed 13 of 20 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Byrd ended up landing 16% of his significant strikes by connecting on 1 of 6. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 0 of 5 to the head. 30% of the significant strikes landed by Shahbazyan and 100% of them connected on by Byrd were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Maki Pitolo, he fought Callan Potter and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Potter ended up landing 85% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Pitolo connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Pitolo ended up connecting on 38% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 60 of 155. He landed 49 of 142 significant strikes to the head. Potter ended up connecting on 48 of 96 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 44 of 91 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown, Potter connected on 127 of 198 and Pitolo was 103 of 198 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jussier Formiga fights Alex Perez. Formiga walks into the cage with a record of 23-7-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Perez comes in at 5'6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 23-5-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 65". In terms of takedowns, Jussier Formiga gets a takedown 1.87 times per 15 min while Alex Perez takes his opponents to the canvas 3.27 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Formiga is connecting on 1.35 strikes/minute and landing 39% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Alex Perez, who is landing 47% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 4.48 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Devin Clark is set to face off with Alonzo Menifield. Menifield holds a record of 9-0-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Clark comes in at 6'0" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 75". In terms of grappling, Alonzo Menifield is able to curb 80% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 5% of his attempts. Clark is finishing his takedown tries on 42% of his attempts and is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Menifield takes 2.00 strikes per minute and he dishes out 5.07 per min. Clark, moreover, is absorbing 2.45 strikes/min and is landing 3.12 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maki Pitolo (+150)
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