Cub Swanson vs Daniel Pineda Pick, 12/12/2020 Predictions UFC 256 Odds
Cub Swanson vs Daniel Pineda
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Cub Swanson will take on Daniel Pineda at UFC 256 on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The odds have Swanson coming in at +135 while Pineda is priced at -155.
Cub Swanson comes into this fight with a mark of 26-11-0. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Daniel "The Pit" Pineda stands 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 27-13-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 69". When talking about significant strikes, Cub Swanson connects on 4.59 per minute and Daniel Pineda connects on 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Swanson connects on 49% of the significant strikes he tries while Pineda is connecting on 49%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Swanson allows 3.65 significant strikes per min and "The Pit" absorbs 2.28. Swanson also stops 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Pineda is able to defend against 48% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning takedowns, Cub Swanson is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.06 times per 3 rds. Swanson is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of the times he tries and stuffing 60% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Pineda is taking his opponents down on 27% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 45% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding subbing opponents, Swanson is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Pineda looks to get 1.7 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Cub Swanson faced Kron Gracie and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Gracie landed 109 of 225 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Swanson walked away from this fight having landed 143 of 296 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Gracie ended up landing 86 of 200, which gave him a percentage of 43%. He ended up landing 73 of 177 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Swanson ended up landing 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 135 of 288. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 84 of 215 aimed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes landed by Gracie and 81% of them connected on by Swanson were done at distance.
In the last fight for Daniel Pineda, he fought Herbert Burns and wound up taking home the win by elbows to the head in round 2. Burns connected on 50% of his significant strikes at distance and Pineda connected on 14% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Pineda landed 76% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 57 of 75. He ended up connecting on 50 of 65 significant strikes aimed at the head. Burns landed 10 of 22 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 6 of 15 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Burns ended up connecting on 35 of 48 while Pineda ended up landing 173 of 205 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Renato Moicano takes on Rafael Fiziev. Moicano comes into this bout with a mark of 14-3-1. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Fiziev comes in at 5'8" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding grappling, Renato Moicano is averaging a takedown 1.34 times per 15 min while Rafael Fiziev takes his opponents to the canvas 0.95 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Moicano is landing 5.49 strikes per minute and lands 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Rafael Fiziev, who tags his opponent on 56% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 4.61 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Billy Quarantillo is set to battle Gavin Tucker. Tucker looks to add a win to his career record of 12-1-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and measures 5'6". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 66". Quarantillo stands in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 15-2-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 70". In the category of takedowns, Gavin Tucker is preventing 40% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the times he tries. Quarantillo is taking his opponents to the mat on 38% of his tries and is able to thwart 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Tucker takes 3.93 strikes/min and he dishes out 3.67 strikes/minute. Quarantillo, on the contrary, takes 3.45 strikes/minute and is connecting on 7.51 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cub Swanson (+135)
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