Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez Pick, 11/21/2020 Predictions UFC 255 Odds
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Deiveson Figueiredo will enter the Octagon with Alex Perez at UFC 255 on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The odds have Figueiredo priced at -300 while Perez is coming in at +250.
Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo walks into the cage holding a mark of 19-1-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Alex Perez measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 24-5-0. The 28-year-old stretches 65". Regarding significant strikes, Deiveson Figueiredo lands 2.80 per minute and Alex Perez connects on 4.68 significant strikes per min. Figueiredo connects on 55% of the significant strikes he throws while Perez connects on 47%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Deus da Guerra" absorbs 2.81 significant strikes per min while Perez allows 3.10. Figueiredo also prevents 51% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Perez curbs 61% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Concerning takedowns, Deiveson Figueiredo is the lesser skilled grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.71 times per 3 rounds. Figueiredo is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of the times he tries and stopping 61% of the takedowns his opponents try. Perez is taking his opponents down on 50% of his takedown tries and is defending 87% of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the sub, Figueiredo is the more capable fighter by attempting 2.9 subs per 15 min while Perez attempts 1.4 subs per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Deiveson Figueiredo faced Joseph Benavidez and got a win for the night by rear naked choke in round 1. Benavidez landed 22 of 33 total strikes attempted in that contest. Figueiredo walked away from this fight having landed 40 of 45 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Benavidez landed 18 of 28, which gave him a rate of 64%. He ended up landing 8 of 15 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Figueiredo ended up landing 87% of his significant strikes by landing 35 of 40. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 31 of 36 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Benavidez and 34% of them connected on by Figueiredo were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Alex Perez, he squared up with Jussier Formiga and got a win for the night by a kick to the leg at distance in round 1. Formiga landed 94% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Perez connected on 82% of his significant strikes at distance. Perez ended up connecting on 47% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 29 of 61. He ended up landing 12 of 39 significant strikes aimed at the head. Formiga connected on 18 of 41 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 17 of 38 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Formiga ended up landing 18 of 41 while Perez landed 29 of 61 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Mike Perry faces off with Tim Means. Perry will be looking to add a win to his career total of 14-6-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Means measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 30-12-1. The 36-year-old stretches 75". Regarding grappling, Mike Perry gets a takedown 0.66 times per 15 min and Tim Means takes his opponents to the canvas 0.98 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Perry is connecting on 4.36 strikes per min and lands 48% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Tim Means, who lands 46% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 4.92 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Paul Craig is set to go up against Mauricio Rua. Rua looks to add a win to his total of 27-11-1. The 38-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Craig measures in at 6'3" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 13-4-1. The 32-year-old has a reach of 76". When it comes to takedowns, Mauricio Rua deflects 47% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 48% of his tries. Craig is taking his opponents down on 21% of the attempts he tries and prevents 55% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Rua takes 2.70 strikes per min while he lands 3.63 per minute. Craig, notwithstanding, is taking 2.56 strikes/min and is dishing out 2.30 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Deiveson Figueiredo (-300)
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