Chris Gutierrez vs Vince Morales Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 9 Odds
Chris Gutierrez vs Vince Morales
UFC on ESPN 9
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Chris Gutierrez will face off against Vince Morales at UFC on ESPN 9 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The moneyline has Gutierrez coming in at -115 while Morales is coming in at -105.
Chris "El Guapo" Gutierrez comes into this bout with a record of 14-3-0. The 29-year-old weighs 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Vince "Vandetta" Morales stands in at 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 9-4-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 70". In the category of significant strikes, Chris Gutierrez is connecting on 3.65 per minute and Vince Morales is connecting on 4.84 significant strikes per min. Gutierrez connects on 55% of the significant strikes he throws while Morales connects on 39%. Regarding defending, "El Guapo" allows 2.30 significant strikes per minute while "Vandetta" takes 3.76. Gutierrez also defends against 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Morales thwarts 56% of the shots thrown.
Concerning grappling, Chris Gutierrez is the more apt grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.38 times per 3 rds. Gutierrez is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the times he tries and thwarting 66% of all takedown attempts. Morales is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of his takedown tries and defending 55% of the tries against him. When it comes to submission attempts, Gutierrez is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.7 finishes per 15 minutes while Morales goes for 0.4 finishes per 15 min.
In his last fight, Chris Gutierrez fought Geraldo de Freitas and wound up getting the win by split decision in round 3. Freitas landed 57 of 134 total strikes that he let go. Gutierrez ended the night having landed 49 of 87 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Freitas landed 40 of 112, which means his percentage was 35%. He landed 26 of 95 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Gutierrez landed 55% of his significant strikes by connecting on 48 of 86. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 18 of 46 to the head. 95% of the significant strikes landed by Freitas and 83% of them connected on by Gutierrez were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Vince Morales, he fought Benito Lopez and wound up taking the loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Lopez ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Morales landed 87% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Morales landed 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 64 of 147. He ended up connecting on 46 of 122 significant strikes aimed at the head. Lopez landed 54 of 132 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 6 of 55 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Lopez ended up landing 54 of 132 while Morales landed 67 of 150 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Mackenzie Dern squares up against Hannah Cifers. Dern looks to add a victory to her career record of 7-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Cifers measures 5'1" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-4-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 62". In the grappling category, Mackenzie Dern takes her opponents to the mat 0.46 times per 3 rds and Hannah Cifers takes her opponents to the canvas 0.32 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Dern lands an average of 3.24 strikes/minute and is connecting on 32% of her attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Hannah Cifers, who connects on 45% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 4.82 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Antonina Shevchenko is set to square up in the Octagon against Katlyn Chookagian. Chookagian will be looking to add a victory to her total of 13-3-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Shevchenko comes in at 5'8" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 8-1-0. The 35-year-old extends her reach 67". In terms of grappling, Katlyn Chookagian is able to stop 50% of the takedowns her opponents try and is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of the times she tries. Shevchenko is taking her opponents to the mat on 95% of her tries and is able to stop 58% of all takedown tries against her. In the matter of striking, Chookagian takes 4.49 strikes per min and she is dealing 4.11 strikes per minute. Shevchenko, moreover, takes 1.92 strikes per minute and dishes out 4.90 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chris Gutierrez (-115)
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