Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Picks and Predictions 8-15-2020 UFC 252 Odds
Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Junior Dos Santos will face off with Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The opening moneyline has Santos priced at +115 while Rozenstruik is coming in at -135.
Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos steps into the cage holding a mark of 21-7-0. The 36-year-old weighs 238 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Jairzinho "Bigi Boy" Rozenstruik measures in at 6'4" and records a weight of 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 78". In terms of significant strikes, Junior Dos Santos is connecting on 4.66 per min and Jairzinho Rozenstruik connects on 3.84 significant strikes per minute. Dos Santos is landing 48% of the significant strikes he throws and Rozenstruik is connecting on 48%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Cigano" allows 3.13 significant strikes per minute while "Bigi Boy" allows 3.21. Dos Santos also prevents 58% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Rozenstruik is able to thwart 34% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In the category of takedowns, Junior Dos Santos is the more apt grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.33 times per 15 minutes. Dos Santos is scoring a takedown on 55% of his attempts and thwarting 81% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Rozenstruik is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of his takedown attempts and is stuffing 75% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to going for the sub, Dos Santos is the more apt fighter by going for 0.5 submissions per 3 rds while Rozenstruik goes for 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Junior Dos Santos squared up with Curtis Blaydes and ended up walking away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Blaydes ended up landing 29 of 62 total strikes that he let go. Santos finished this fight landing 7 of 30 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Blaydes ended up landing 28 of 60, which gave him a percentage of 46%. He ended up landing 20 of 51 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Santos landed 23% of his significant strikes by connecting on 7 of 30. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 3 of 23 pointed at the head. 67% of the significant strikes connected on by Blaydes and 100% of them connected on by Santos were done at a distance.
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In the last fight for Jairzinho Rozenstruik, he battled Francis Ngannou and ended up losing the fight via a punch to the head in round 1. Ngannou landed 50% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Rozenstruik connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 5 of 5. He landed 3 of 3 significant strikes to the head. Ngannou ended up landing 6 of 13 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 11 to the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Ngannou ended up connecting on 6 of 13 while Rozenstruik was 5 of 5 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Herbert Burns squares up against Daniel Pineda. Burns will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 11-2-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Pineda measures 5'7" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 26-13-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 70". In the grappling category, Herbert Burns is averaging a takedown 4.59 times per 15 minutes while Daniel Pineda is able to score a takedown 1.46 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Burns lands 2.60 strikes per min and connecting on 44% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Daniel Pineda, who is connecting on 43% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 2.99 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Merab Dvalishvili is set to enter the Octagon against John Dodson. Dodson has a career record of 22-11-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 66". Dvalishvili measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 11-4-0. The 29-year-old stretches 68". In the category of takedowns, John Dodson prevents 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 28% of his attempts. Dvalishvili is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his attempts and is able to curb 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Dodson absorbs 3.59 strikes per min while he is landing 3.30 strikes per minute. Dvalishvili, on the other hand, absorbs 2.12 strikes per min and is dealing 4.01 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Junior Dos Santos (+115)
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