Junior Dos Santos vs Ciryl Gane Pick, 12/12/2020 Predictions UFC 256 Odds
Junior Dos Santos vs Ciryl Gane
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Junior Dos Santos will face off with Ciryl Gane at UFC 256 on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The odds have Santos coming in at +350 while Gane is coming in at -440.
Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos steps into the Octagon holding a record of 21-8-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 238 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Ciryl "Bon Gamin" Gane stands 6'4" and weighs 245 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 6-0-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 81". Regarding significant strikes, Junior Dos Santos lands 4.59 per min while Ciryl Gane lands 5.12 significant strikes per min. Dos Santos lands 48% of the significant strikes he attempts and Gane lands 49%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Cigano" absorbs 3.19 significant strikes per min and "Bon Gamin" allows 2.09. Dos Santos also thwarts 57% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Gane is able to deflect 73% of the shots thrown.
In terms of takedowns, Junior Dos Santos is not as effective of a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.31 times per 15 min. Dos Santos is getting his opponent to the mat on 55% of his attempts and is defending 81% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Gane is finishing his takedown tries on 60% of his takedown attempts and is defending 60% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of submission attempts, Dos Santos is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.1 subs per 15 minutes while Gane goes for 0.9 subs per 3 rounds.
In his previous fight, Junior Dos Santos squared up with Jairzinho Rozenstruik and was defeated via a punch to the head in round 2. Rozenstruik ended up landing 42 of 66 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Santos walked away from this fight having landed 24 of 44 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Rozenstruik ended up landing 42 of 66, which gave him a percentage of 63%. He landed 21 of 41 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Santos landed 54% of his significant strikes by landing 24 of 44. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 6 of 22 pointed at the head. 71% of the significant strikes connected on by Rozenstruik and 100% of them landed by Santos were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ciryl Gane, he squared up with Tanner Boser and ended up getting the victory in the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Boser connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance and Gane connected on 87% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Gane connected on 40% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 65 of 160. He ended up landing 36 of 125 significant strikes directed at the head. Boser landed 32 of 104 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 13 of 83 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Boser ended up connecting on 32 of 104 and Gane landed 65 of 160 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Cub Swanson meets Daniel Pineda. Swanson comes into this fight with a mark of 26-11-0. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Pineda stands 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 27-13-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 69". In the grappling category, Cub Swanson is averaging a takedown 1.06 times per 3 rds and Daniel Pineda takes his opponents down 1.47 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Swanson connects for an average of 4.59 strikes/min and connecting on 49% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Daniel Pineda, who tags the opposition on 49% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 3.45 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Rafael Fiziev is set to enter the Octagon against Renato Moicano. Moicano comes into this bout with a mark of 14-3-1. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Fiziev comes in at 5'8" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Concerning grappling, Renato Moicano is thwarting 76% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents down on 58% of his attempts. Fiziev is taking his opponents down on 66% of the tries he takes and is able to curb 100% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Moicano takes 3.67 strikes/min and he is connecting on 5.49 strikes/min. Fiziev, notwithstanding, is taking 4.23 strikes per min and is landing 4.61 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ciryl Gane (-440)
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