Maki Pitolo vs Darren Stewart Picks and Predictions 8-8-2020 UFC Vegas 6 Odds
Maki Pitolo vs Darren Stewart
UFC Vegas 6
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Maki Pitolo will face off against Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 6 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The opening moneyline has Pitolo at +125 while Stewart is at -145.
Maki "Coconut Bombz" Pitolo holds a record of 13-5-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Darren "The Dentist" Stewart comes in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-5-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 74". With respect to significant strikes, Maki Pitolo lands 5.22 per minute while Darren Stewart is connecting on 2.94 significant strikes per min. Pitolo is landing 45% of the significant strikes he attempts and Stewart is landing 44%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Coconut Bombz" absorbs 2.98 significant strikes per min while "The Dentist" absorbs 2.44. Pitolo also deflects 51% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Stewart prevents 54% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning grappling, Maki Pitolo is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.98 times per 3 rds. Pitolo is getting his opponent to the mat on 60% of his attempts and is stuffing 33% of all takedowns attempted on him. Stewart is finishing his takedown tries on 44% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 65% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of subbing the opposition, Pitolo is the more skilled fighter by attempting 0.7 submissions per 3 rds while Stewart looks to get 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Maki Pitolo squared up with Charles Byrd and took home the win via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 2. Byrd landed 16 of 31 total strikes attempted in that fight. Pitolo walked away from this fight having landed 33 of 65 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Byrd landed 11 of 25, which means his percentage was 44%. He finished the fight landing 10 of 24 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Pitolo landed 49% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 29 of 59. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 20 of 48 pointed at the head. 63% of the significant strikes landed by Byrd and 55% of them landed by Pitolo were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Darren Stewart, he fought Deron Winn and ended up winning this fight via split decision in round 3. Winn ended up connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Stewart connected on 54% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Stewart connected on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 57 of 119. He connected on 54 of 115 significant strikes to the head. Winn landed 29 of 53 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 25 of 49 to the head. When discussing total strikes thrown, Winn ended up connecting on 66 of 98 while Stewart ended up connecting on 77 of 140 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Beneil Dariush faces off with Scott Holtzman. Dariush holds a mark of 18-4-1. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Holtzman comes in at 5'9" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 14-3-0. The 36-year-old stretches 69". In terms of takedowns, Beneil Dariush gets a takedown 1.80 times per 15 minutes while Scott Holtzman gets a takedown 2.23 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Dariush is landing 3.87 strikes per minute and lands 49% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Scott Holtzman, who is connecting on 49% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 4.52 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Laureano Staropoli is set to clash with Tim Means. Means steps into the Octagon with a record of 29-12-1. The 36-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Staropoli stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 71". In terms of grappling, Tim Means stops 63% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 44% of his tries. Staropoli is taking his opponents to the mat on 25% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 50% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Means absorbs 3.44 strikes per minute while he connects on 4.87 strikes/min. Staropoli, on the contrary, is taking 4.22 strikes/minute and deals 4.29 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maki Pitolo (+125)
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