Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden Pick, 12/5/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 16 Odds
Jimmy Flick vs Cody Durden
UFC Vegas 16
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Jimmy Flick will take on Cody Durden at UFC Vegas 16 on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The opening moneyline has Flick priced at -155 while Durden is coming in at +135.
Jimmy "The Brick" Flick steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-5-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Cody Durden comes in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 11-2-1. The 29-year-old extends his reach 67". In terms of significant strikes, Jimmy Flick connects on 2.04 per min while Cody Durden lands 2.40 significant strikes per min. Flick connects on 64% of the significant strikes he attempts while Durden is landing 42%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "The Brick" takes 1.28 significant strikes per min and Durden absorbs 4.40. Flick also curbs 61% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Durden thwarts 39% of the shots thrown.
Regarding takedowns, Jimmy Flick is the better wrestler as he scores a takedown 2.26 times per 3 rds. Flick is scoring a takedown on 66% of his tries and defending 45% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Durden is getting his opponent to the mat on 15% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 40% of the attempts against him. Regarding submissions, Flick is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 7.9 submissions per 15 minutes while Durden attempts 1.0 finish per 15 minutes.
In his previous fight, Jimmy Flick faced Nate Smith and wound up getting the win by way of an arm triangle in round 3. Smith ended up landing 21 of 51 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Flick ended the night having landed 60 of 88 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Smith landed 17 of 44, which gave him a rate of 38%. He ended up landing 8 of 32 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Flick landed 64% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 27 of 42. Of those significant strikes, he was 10 of 24 pointed at the head. 70% of the significant strikes connected on by Smith and 74% of them landed by Flick were done at a distance.
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In the last bout for Cody Durden, he went up against Chris Gutierrez and ended up in a draw by unanimous decision in round 3. Gutierrez ended up connecting on 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Durden ended up connecting on 94% of his significant strikes at distance. Durden ended up connecting on 42% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 36 of 85. He connected on 20 of 61 significant strikes directed at the head. Gutierrez landed 66 of 109 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 28 of 59 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown, Gutierrez was 73 of 116 and Durden was 95 of 189 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Ilia Topuria fights Damon Jackson. Topuria walks into the cage holding a record of 9-0-0. The 23-year-old weighs 145 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Jackson stands in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 18-3-1. The 32-year-old reaches 71". In the grappling category, Ilia Topuria gets his opposition to the mat 5.00 times per 15 minutes and Damon Jackson is able to score a takedown 1.22 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Topuria tags his opponents 0.87 strikes per minute and is connecting on 39% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Damon Jackson, who is connecting on 36% of the strikes he has attempted and lands 2.20 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Jake Collier is set to square up against Gian Villante. 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". 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 grappling, Gian Villante thwarts 83% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents down on 23% of his attempts. Collier is taking his opponents to the mat on 23% of the tries he takes and stops 67% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Villante takes 5.29 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 4.32 strikes per min. Collier, on the contrary, is taking 3.80 strikes/min and dishes out 4.15 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cody Durden (+135)
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