Donald Cerrone vs Niko Price Pick, 9/19/2020 UFC Predictions Vegas 11 Odds
Donald Cerrone vs Niko Price
UFC Vegas 11
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Donald Cerrone will battle Niko Price at UFC Vegas 11 on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The opening odds have Cerrone at +130 while Price is at -150.
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has a mark of 36-15-0. The 37-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Niko "The Hybrid" Price stands 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-4-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 76". In terms of significant strikes, Donald Cerrone is landing 4.33 per minute while Niko Price lands 4.32 significant strikes per min. Cerrone connects on 46% of the significant strikes he attempts while Price lands 38%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Cowboy" takes 4.27 significant strikes per minute and "The Hybrid" absorbs 5.46. Cerrone also curbs 53% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Price stops 49% of the shots thrown.
Regarding takedowns, Donald Cerrone is the more skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 1.23 times per 15 min. Cerrone is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the times he tries and defending 73% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Price is scoring a takedown on 23% of his takedown tries and is defending 61% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing the opposition, Cerrone is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 1.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Price attempts 1.1 finishes per 3 rds.
In his previous bout, Donald Cerrone fought Anthony Pettis and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Pettis ended up landing 81 of 133 total strikes that he let go. Cerrone ended the night having landed 62 of 148 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Pettis landed 63 of 113, which gave him a percentage of 55%. He landed 44 of 84 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Cerrone ended up landing 41% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 62 of 148. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 31 of 112 to the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Pettis and 95% of them connected on by Cerrone were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Niko Price, he faced off with Vicente Luque and ended up taking the loss via TKO via a doctor's stoppage in round 3. Luque ended up connecting on 96% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Price ended up landing 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Price ended up connecting on 44% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 129 of 291. He landed 81 of 230 significant strikes to the head. Luque connected on 130 of 237 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 85 of 186 to the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go in that fight, Luque ended up connecting on 130 of 237 while Price connected on 144 of 307 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Khamzat Chimaev battles Gerald Meerschaert. Chimaev has a career record of 8-0-0. The 26-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Meerschaert measures in at 6'1" and weighs 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 31-13-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 77". In the grappling category, Khamzat Chimaev takes his opponents to the canvas 4.81 times per 15 minutes while Gerald Meerschaert is averaging a takedown 2.34 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Chimaev connects on 8.88 strikes per min and lands 72% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Gerald Meerschaert, who connects on 42% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 3.31 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Ryan Spann is set to clash with Johnny Walker. Walker steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-5-0. The 28-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands in at 6'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 82". Spann stands in at 6'5" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 18-5-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 79". In terms of grappling, Johnny Walker is able to curb 69% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the mat on 90% of his attempts. Spann is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of his tries and is able to defend against 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Walker takes 3.58 strikes/minute while he lands 4.01 strikes per minute. Spann, on the contrary, takes 3.01 strikes per min and is dishing out 3.32 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Niko Price (-150)
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