Jonathan Pearce vs Kai Kamaka Pick, 11/28/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 15 Odds
Jonathan Pearce vs Kai Kamaka
UFC Vegas 15
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Jonathan Pearce will face off with Kai Kamaka at UFC Vegas 15 on Saturday, November 28, 2020. The opening line has Pearce priced at +245 while Kamaka is coming in at -290.
Jonathan "JSP" Pearce steps into the Octagon with a record of 9-4-0. The 28-year-old weighs 145 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a reach of 71". Kai "The Fighting Hawaiian" Kamaka measures 5'7" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 8-2-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 69". Concerning significant strikes, Jonathan Pearce is landing 11.21 per minute and Kai Kamaka lands 7.60 significant strikes per min. Pearce is landing 57% of the significant strikes he tries while Kamaka connects on 61%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "JSP" absorbs 7.85 significant strikes per min while "The Fighting Hawaiian" absorbs 7.60. Pearce also stops 47% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Kamaka deflects 49% of the shots thrown.
Concerning takedowns, Jonathan Pearce is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 4.48 times per 15 minutes. Pearce is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his tries and stuffing 80% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Kamaka is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his takedown attempts and stopping 57% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding submissions, Pearce is the more skilled technician by trying 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds while Kamaka looks to get 0.3 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Jonathan Pearce squared up with Joe Lauzon and was on the losing end of this fight by a punch to the head in round 1. Lauzon ended up landing 28 of 39 total strikes that he let go. Pearce finished this fight landing 8 of 19 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Lauzon landed 25 of 36, which means his percentage was 69%. He ended up landing 24 of 35 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Pearce landed 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 8 of 19. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 4 of 14 to the head. 36% of the significant strikes connected on by Lauzon and 100% of them landed by Pearce were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Kai Kamaka, he went up against Tony Kelley and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Kelley ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Kamaka ended up connecting on 78% of his significant strikes at distance. Kamaka ended up landing 61% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 114 of 185. He connected on 49 of 113 significant strikes directed at the head. Kelley ended up landing 114 of 226 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he landed 63 of 152 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he threw in that fight, Kelley ended up connecting on 185 of 298 and Kamaka landed 138 of 216 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Su Mudaerji faces off with Malcolm Gordon. Mudaerji looks to add a win to his career total of 12-4-0. The 24-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures 5'8". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Gordon measures 5'7" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his total of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 71". Regarding grappling, Su Mudaerji scores a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rds while Malcolm Gordon takes his opponents to the mat 0.32 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Mudaerji is connecting on 5.02 strikes/minute and connecting on 59% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Malcolm Gordon, who tags the opposition on 18% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 0.64 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Nate Maness is set to square up in the Octagon against Luke Sanders. Sanders will be looking to add a win to his career record of 13-3-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The southpaw fighter reaches 67". Maness comes in at 5'10" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 12-1-0. The 29-year-old stretches 72". In terms of wrestling, Luke Sanders is able to deflect 70% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 25% of his tries. Maness is taking his opponents down on 40% of the attempts he tries and curbs 87% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Sanders is taking 4.05 strikes per min and he is connecting on 6.00 strikes/min. Maness, on the other side, absorbs 3.27 strikes per minute and is dealing 1.40 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jonathan Pearce (+245)
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