Gustavo Lopez vs Anthony Birchak Pick, 11/7/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 13 Odds
Gustavo Lopez vs Anthony Birchak
UFC Vegas 13
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Gustavo Lopez will battle Anthony Birchak at UFC Vegas 13 on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The opener has Lopez priced at -145 while Birchak is coming in at -125.
Gustavo Lopez looks to add a win to his career record of 11-5-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Anthony "El Toro" Birchak stands in at 5'8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-6-0. The 34-year-old has a reach of 69". In terms of significant strikes, Gustavo Lopez is landing 0.93 per min and Anthony Birchak connects on 3.98 significant strikes per minute. Lopez connects on 24% of the significant strikes he throws while Birchak is landing 35%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Lopez allows 4.87 significant strikes per min and "El Toro" allows 2.26. Lopez also stops 42% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Birchak stops 66% of the shots thrown his way.
In the wrestling category, Gustavo Lopez is not as efficient of a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.40 times per 15 minutes. Lopez is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his tries and thwarting 27% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Birchak is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 83% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Lopez is less apt at going for the finish by going for 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds while Birchak goes for 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Gustavo Lopez squared up with Merab Dvalishvili and was defeated by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Dvalishvili ended up landing 110 of 187 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Lopez ended the night having landed 49 of 103 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Dvalishvili landed 73 of 128, which means his percentage was 57%. He landed 47 of 99 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Lopez ended up landing 24% of his significant strikes by landing 14 of 57. Of those significant strikes, he was 5 of 46 aimed at the head. 31% of the significant strikes connected on by Dvalishvili and 71% of them connected on by Lopez were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Anthony Birchak, he went up against Dileno Lopes and took home the victory via split decision in round 3. Lopes connected on 72% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Birchak ended up connecting on 73% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Birchak ended up connecting on 36% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 41 of 112. He landed 16 of 74 significant strikes directed at the head. Lopes connected on 25 of 87 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 22 of 74 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he threw in that fight, Lopes ended up connecting on 35 of 98 while Birchak was 101 of 175 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Claudia Gadelha fights Yan Xiaonan. Gadelha will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 18-4-0. The 31-year-old weighs 115 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Xiaonan comes in at 5'5" and is weighing in at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to her career total of 12-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 63". When it comes to grappling, Claudia Gadelha gets a takedown 3.13 times per 3 rounds while Yan Xiaonan is able to score a takedown 1.20 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Gadelha lands 3.40 strikes per minute and is connecting on 41% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Yan Xiaonan, who is landing 42% of the strikes she attempts and connects on 6.72 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Glover Teixeira is set to battle Thiago Santos. Santos looks to add a win to his career total of 21-7-0. The 36-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and measures 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 76". Teixeira measures 6'2" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 31-7-0. The 41-year-old reaches 76". In terms of wrestling, Thiago Santos is stopping 68% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his attempts. Teixeira is finishing his takedown tries on 38% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Santos is taking 2.19 strikes per min while he is landing 4.44 strikes/minute. Teixeira, notwithstanding, absorbs 3.87 strikes/minute and dishes out 3.74 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anthony Birchak (-125)
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