Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Jimmy Flick will enter the Octagon against Cody Durden at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The opening moneyline has Flick coming in at -150 while Durden is priced at +130.
Jimmy "The Brick" Flick looks to add a victory to his career total of 15-5-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Cody Durden stands in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-2-1. The 29-year-old extends his reach 67". Concerning significant strikes, Jimmy Flick lands 2.04 per min while Cody Durden connects on 2.40 significant strikes per minute. Flick is landing 64% of the significant strikes he throws while Durden is connecting on 42%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Brick" absorbs 1.28 significant strikes per minute and Durden takes 4.40. Flick also curbs 61% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Durden is able to defend against 39% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding grappling, Jimmy Flick is the more capable grappler as he is averaging a takedown 2.26 times per 3 rounds. Flick is scoring a takedown on 66% of the times he tries and is defending 0% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Durden is scoring a takedown on 15% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 40% of the attempts against him. When it comes to sub attempts, Flick is the more apt fighter by trying 7.9 subs per 3 rounds while Durden attempts 1.0 submission per 15 min.
In his last fight, Jimmy Flick squared up with Nate Smith and ended up getting the victory by an arm triangle in round 3. Smith ended up landing 21 of 51 total strikes attempted in that fight. Flick finished this fight landing 60 of 88 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Smith landed 17 of 44, giving him a percentage of 38%. He landed 8 of 32 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Flick ended up landing 64% of his significant strikes by sticking 27 of 42. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 10 of 24 to the head. 70% of the significant strikes connected on by Smith and 74% of them landed by Flick were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Cody Durden, he battled Chris Gutierrez and ended up in a draw via unanimous decision in round 3. Gutierrez ended up connecting on 89% of his significant strikes at distance while Durden ended up landing 94% of his significant strikes at distance. Durden ended up connecting on 42% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 36 of 85. He landed 20 of 61 significant strikes to the head. Gutierrez ended up landing 66 of 109 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 28 of 59 to the head. In terms of the strikes he fired off in this contest, Gutierrez landed 73 of 116 while Durden was 95 of 189 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Christos Giagos fights Carlton Minus. Giagos walks into the cage holding a record of 17-8-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Minus comes in at 5'10" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding grappling, Christos Giagos gets a takedown 2.74 times per 15 min and Carlton Minus takes his opponents to the canvas 0.00 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Giagos connects for an average of 3.05 strikes/minute and connects on 40% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Carlton Minus, who lands 42% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 5.13 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Pannie Kianzad is set to enter the Octagon against Sijara Eubanks. Eubanks walks into the cage with a record of 7-5-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Kianzad measures 5'7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 14-5-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 66". Concerning wrestling, Sijara Eubanks is able to deflect 61% of the takedowns her opponents try and is getting her opponent to the mat on 46% of her tries. Kianzad is taking her opponents to the mat on 20% of the tries she takes and is able to thwart 92% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Eubanks is absorbing 3.34 strikes per min while she lands 4.70 per min. Kianzad, in contrast, is absorbing 3.72 strikes/min and dishes out 4.85 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jimmy Flick (-150)
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