Gillian Robertson vs Taila Santos Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Gillian Robertson vs Taila Santos
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Gillian Robertson will take on Taila Santos at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The opener has Robertson at -115 while Santos is priced at -105.
Gillian "The Savage" Robertson has a career record of 9-4-0. The 25-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Taila Santos measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". In the category of significant strikes, Gillian Robertson is landing 2.39 per min and Taila Santos lands 4.09 significant strikes per minute. Robertson is landing 51% of the significant strikes she tries and Santos is connecting on 46%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "The Savage" absorbs 2.17 significant strikes per min and Santos absorbs 2.76. Robertson also prevents 54% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Santos is able to curb 60% of the strikes thrown her way.
When it comes to grappling, Gillian Robertson is the more capable grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 3.25 times per 15 min. Robertson is finishing her takedown attempts on 50% of her tries and defending 30% of the takedowns her opponents try. Santos is getting her opponent to the mat on 77% of the takedowns she attempts and is defending 83% of all takedowns attempted on her. In terms of submissions, Robertson is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.9 subs per 3 rounds while Santos looks to get 1.0 sub per 3 rounds.
In her previous fight, Gillian Robertson faced Poliana Botelho and took home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Botelho ended up landing 39 of 61 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Robertson ended the night having landed 104 of 161 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Botelho ended up landing 22 of 43, which gave her a rate of 51%. She finished the fight landing 11 of 32 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Robertson landed 58% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 57 of 98. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she connected on 43 of 77 to the head. 68% of the significant strikes landed by Botelho and 15% of them connected on by Robertson were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Taila Santos, she went up against Molly McCann and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. McCann landed 89% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Santos ended up connecting on 59% of her significant strikes at distance. Santos ended up landing 39% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 57 of 143. She ended up landing 24 of 90 significant strikes to the head. McCann ended up connecting on 48 of 106 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she landed 25 of 79 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, McCann was 67 of 125 and Santos was 75 of 164 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Stephen Thompson squares up with Geoff Neal. Thompson will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-4-1. The 37-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Neal stands 5'11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a record of 13-2-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 75". In the grappling category, Stephen Thompson is averaging a takedown 0.36 times per 3 rds and Geoff Neal scores a takedown 0.85 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Thompson connects for an average of 3.93 strikes per minute and landing 44% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Geoff Neal, who is connecting on 49% of his attempted strikes and connects on 6.04 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Marlon Vera is set to square up in the Octagon with Jose Aldo. Aldo has a record of 28-7-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Vera stands in at 5'8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 16-6-1. The 28-year-old has a reach of 70". In terms of grappling, Jose Aldo is able to thwart 90% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 61% of the times he tries. Vera is taking his opponents down on 42% of the tries he takes and deflects 69% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Aldo is absorbing 3.55 strikes/minute while he connects on 3.48 per minute. Vera, moreover, is taking 4.05 strikes per min and dishes out 3.70 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Taila Santos (-105)
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