Gian Villante vs Jake Collier Pick, 12/5/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 16 Odds
Gian Villante vs Jake Collier
UFC Vegas 16
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Gian Villante will face off with Jake Collier at UFC Vegas 16 on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The opening odds have Villante at -200 while Collier is coming in at +170.
Gian Villante looks to add a win to his total of 17-12-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 230 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Jake "The Prototype" Collier stands in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 230 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 11-5-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 78". Concerning significant strikes, Gian Villante is connecting on 4.32 per min while Jake Collier is landing 4.15 significant strikes per minute. Villante connects on 44% of the significant strikes he throws while Collier connects on 39%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Villante takes 5.29 significant strikes per min and "The Prototype" allows 3.80. Villante also stops 55% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Collier thwarts 51% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Gian Villante is the lesser skilled grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.49 times per 15 min. Villante is taking his opponents to the canvas on 23% of the times he tries and is defending 83% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Collier is finishing his takedown attempts on 23% of his takedown attempts and defending 67% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Villante is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Collier goes for 0.5 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Gian Villante faced Maurice Greene and was defeated by an arm triangle in round 3. Greene ended up landing 64 of 139 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Villante walked away from this fight having landed 91 of 126 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Greene ended up landing 63 of 137, which gave him a rate of 45%. He ended up landing 24 of 87 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Villante ended up landing 68% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 72 of 105. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 35 of 59 to the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Greene and 70% of them landed by Villante were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jake Collier, he went up against Tom Aspinall and walked away with a loss via a punch to the head in round 1. Aspinall ended up connecting on 90% of his significant strikes at distance while Collier connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Collier ended up landing 33% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 3 of 9. He connected on 1 of 7 significant strikes directed at the head. Aspinall ended up connecting on 10 of 10 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 7 of 7 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Aspinall connected on 10 of 10 and Collier landed 3 of 9 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Montana De La Rosa goes up against Taila Santos. De La Rosa comes into this bout holding a record of 11-6-0. The 25-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Santos measures 5'6" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". When it comes to grappling, Montana De La Rosa gets a takedown 1.96 times per 3 rounds while Taila Santos takes her opponents to the canvas 2.33 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, De La Rosa tags his opponents 3.03 strikes/min and connecting on 35% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Taila Santos, who lands 46% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 4.09 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Marvin Vettori is set to battle Jack Hermansson. Hermansson steps into the cage with a mark of 21-5-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 77". Vettori stands in at 6'0" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 15-4-1. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of wrestling, Jack Hermansson stops 73% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 35% of the times he tries. Vettori is finishing his takedowns on 47% of the attempts he tries and thwarts 80% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Hermansson is absorbing 2.52 strikes/minute and he lands 5.08 strikes/minute. Vettori, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.76 strikes per minute and deals 4.33 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jake Collier (+170)
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