Cody Stamann vs Brian Kelleher Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Cody Stamann vs Brian Kelleher
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Cody Stamann will take on Brian Kelleher at UFC 250 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The line has Stamann coming in at -245 while Kelleher is coming in at +205.
Cody "The Spartan" Stamann will be looking to add a win to his career record of 18-2-1. The 30-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 64". Brian "Boom" Kelleher stands in at 5'6" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 21-10-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 66". When talking about significant strikes, Cody Stamann connects on 4.25 per min and Brian Kelleher lands 4.65 significant strikes per minute. Stamann is landing 49% of the significant strikes he tries while Kelleher connects on 43%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Spartan" takes 3.06 significant strikes per minute while "Boom" takes 6.02. Stamann also stops 64% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Kelleher is able to thwart 53% of the shots thrown his way.
In the category of takedowns, Cody Stamann is the more apt wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 3.58 times per 15 minutes. Stamann is finishing his takedown attempts on 48% of the times he tries and stopping 86% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Kelleher is getting his opponent to the mat on 23% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 84% of the attempts against him. In terms of submission attempts, Stamann is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Kelleher looks to get 0.8 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Cody Stamann squared up with Song Yadong and ended up in a draw via majority decision in round 3. Yadong ended up landing 49 of 127 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Stamann walked away from this fight having landed 117 of 150 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Yadong landed 30 of 105, giving him a percentage of 28%. He finished the fight landing 21 of 94 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Stamann ended up landing 61% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 41 of 67. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 34 of 57 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Yadong and 56% of them connected on by Stamann were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Brian Kelleher, he fought Hunter Azure and wound up taking home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Azure connected on 95% of his significant strikes at distance while Kelleher connected on 93% of his significant strikes at distance. Kelleher ended up connecting on 29% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 29 of 99. He ended up connecting on 18 of 68 significant strikes to the head. Azure ended up connecting on 62 of 132 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 37 of 98 directed at the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Azure ended up landing 67 of 139 and Kelleher landed 32 of 102 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Charles Byrd squares up against Maki Pitolo. 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". 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". Regarding grappling, Charles Byrd takes his opponents to the canvas 2.52 times per 15 minutes and Maki Pitolo is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Byrd connects on 3.86 strikes per min and landing 57% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Maki Pitolo, who tags his opponent on 45% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 5.42 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Alex Perez is set to face off against Jussier Formiga. 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". When it comes to takedowns, Jussier Formiga thwarts 87% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the times he tries. Perez is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his attempts and is able to curb 87% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Formiga absorbs 2.23 strikes/minute while he is dealing 1.35 per minute. Perez, on the other side, takes 2.99 strikes/min and dishes out 4.48 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cody Stamann (-245)
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