Kevin Holland vs Jacare Souza Pick, 12/12/2020 Predictions UFC 256 Odds
Kevin Holland vs Jacare Souza
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Kevin Holland will face off with Jacare Souza at UFC 256 on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The opener has Holland priced at +100 while Souza is priced at -120.
Kevin "Trailblazer" Holland has a career record of 20-5-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 81". Jacare Souza measures 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 26-8-0. The 41-year-old reaches 72". When talking about significant strikes, Kevin Holland lands 4.68 per min while Jacare Souza is landing 2.54 significant strikes per min. Holland connects on 56% of the significant strikes he tries and Souza is landing 46%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Trailblazer" allows 2.80 significant strikes per minute and Souza absorbs 2.81. Holland also deflects 56% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Souza stops 62% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Kevin Holland is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.21 times per 15 min. Holland is scoring a takedown on 42% of the times he tries and is stuffing 54% of all takedowns attempted on him. Souza is getting his opponent to the mat on 38% of his takedown tries and thwarting 60% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Holland is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.8 submissions per 15 minutes while Souza attempts 1.4 submissions per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Kevin Holland went up against Charlie Ontiveros and took home the win by submission in round 1. Ontiveros ended up landing 2 of 2 total strikes attempted in that contest. Holland walked away from this fight having landed 33 of 34 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Ontiveros landed 2 of 2, which gave him a percentage of 100%. He landed 2 of 2 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Holland ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 11 of 12. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 10 of 11 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Ontiveros and 18% of them connected on by Holland were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Jacare Souza, he battled Jan Blachowicz and wound up losing the fight by way of split decision in round 5. Blachowicz connected on 83% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Souza ended up connecting on 90% of his significant strikes at distance. Souza ended up connecting on 41% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 20 of 48. He ended up connecting on 8 of 28 significant strikes aimed at the head. Blachowicz connected on 71 of 170 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 38 of 121 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Blachowicz ended up landing 105 of 205 and Souza ended up connecting on 56 of 88 total strikes.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Junior Dos Santos enters the Octagon with Ciryl Gane. 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". 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 grappling, Junior Dos Santos takes his opponents to the canvas 0.31 times per 15 minutes while Ciryl Gane gets a takedown 1.32 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Dos Santos is landing 4.59 strikes/min and is connecting on 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Ciryl Gane, who lands 49% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 5.12 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Daniel Pineda is set to enter the Octagon with Cub Swanson. 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 terms of wrestling, Cub Swanson is able to curb 60% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his tries. Pineda is taking his opponents to the mat on 27% of his attempts and deflects 45% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Swanson takes 3.65 strikes/minute and he dishes out 4.59 strikes per min. Pineda, at the same time, is absorbing 2.28 strikes per min and lands 3.45 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kevin Holland (+100)
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