Kevin Holland vs Trevin Giles Picks and Predictions 8-1-2020 UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Kevin Holland vs Trevin Giles
UFC Fight Night 173
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Kevin Holland will enter the Octagon against Trevin Giles at UFC Fight Night 173 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The moneyline has Holland priced at -220 while Giles is priced at +180.
Kevin "Trailblazer" Holland looks to add a win to his career total of 17-5-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 81". Trevin Giles measures in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 12-2-0. The 27-year-old stretches 74". With respect to significant strikes, Kevin Holland connects on 4.29 per minute and Trevin Giles is connecting on 3.61 significant strikes per min. Holland lands 55% of the significant strikes he throws and Giles is landing 56%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Trailblazer" allows 2.56 significant strikes per minute while Giles takes 1.75. Holland also defends against 56% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Giles defends against 63% of the shots thrown.
Concerning takedowns, Kevin Holland is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.26 times per 15 min. Holland is scoring a takedown on 43% of his attempts and is stopping 48% of all takedown tries against him. Giles is scoring a takedown on 90% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 73% of the tries against him. In terms of submissions, Holland is the more skilled of the two fighters by going for 1.1 submissions per 15 minutes while Giles attempts 0.2 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Kevin Holland faced Anthony Hernandez and ended up winning this fight by a knee to the body in round 1. Hernandez landed 1 of 3 total strikes attempted in that fight. Holland walked away from this fight having landed 14 of 18 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Hernandez ended up landing 1 of 3, which means his percentage was 33%. He finished the fight landing 1 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Holland ended up landing 77% of his significant strikes by landing 14 of 18. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 9 of 13 pointed at the head. 33% of the significant strikes connected on by Hernandez and 28% of them connected on by Holland were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Trevin Giles, he squared up with James Krause and ended up getting the victory in the fight by way of split decision in round 3. Krause ended up landing 88% of his significant strikes at distance and Giles ended up connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Giles landed 47% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 71 of 148. He landed 63 of 139 significant strikes to the head. Krause connected on 44 of 80 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 18 of 49 to the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Krause connected on 59 of 98 and Giles ended up connecting on 88 of 167 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Frankie Saenz faces off with Jonathan Martinez. Saenz comes into this bout with a record of 13-6-0. The 39-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 66". Martinez measures in at 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-3-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 70". Regarding grappling, Frankie Saenz is able to score a takedown 1.77 times per 15 min and Jonathan Martinez takes his opponents down 0.51 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Saenz lands 3.97 strikes/min and is landing 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Jonathan Martinez, who tags the opposition on 47% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.67 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Gerald Meerschaert is set to face off with Ed Herman. Herman has a record of 26-14-0. The 39-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Meerschaert comes in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 31-13-0. The 32-year-old reaches 77". Concerning wrestling, Ed Herman is able to stop 59% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 48% of his attempts. Meerschaert is taking his opponents to the mat on 43% of his tries and is able to defend against 46% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Herman is absorbing 3.13 strikes/minute while he connects on 3.33 per minute. Meerschaert, in contrast, is absorbing 3.58 strikes per min and connects on 3.31 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kevin Holland (-220)
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