Mallory Martin vs Hannah Cifers Picks and Predictions 8-29-2020 UFC Vegas 8 Odds
Mallory Martin vs Hannah Cifers
UFC Vegas 8
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Mallory Martin will battle Hannah Cifers at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The opening odds have Martin at -345 while Cifers is coming in at +285.
Mallory Martin steps into the cage holding a mark of 6-3-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and measures 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 63". Hannah "Shockwave" Cifers measures in at 5'1" and records a weight of 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 10-6-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 62". Concerning significant strikes, Mallory Martin is landing 4.56 per min while Hannah Cifers connects on 4.68 significant strikes per minute. Martin lands 59% of the significant strikes she tries and Cifers lands 43%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Martin allows 5.60 significant strikes per min and "Shockwave" allows 5.64. Martin also defends 60% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Cifers defends against 53% of the strikes thrown her way.
In terms of grappling, Mallory Martin is the better grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 3.53 times per 3 rounds. Martin is getting her opponent to the mat on 62% of her tries and is defending 25% of all takedown attempts. Cifers is getting her opponent to the mat on 100% of the takedowns she attempts and is defending 66% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Martin is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.2 subs per 3 rounds while Cifers tries 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
In her previous bout, Mallory Martin went up against Virna Jandiroba and wound up taking the loss by way of rear naked choke in round 2. Jandiroba ended up landing 20 of 35 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Martin ended the night having landed 17 of 39 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Jandiroba ended up landing 7 of 20, which gave her a rate of 35%. She finished the fight landing 4 of 15 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Martin ended up landing 30% of her significant strikes by sticking 9 of 30. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she was 6 of 27 aimed at the head. 71% of the significant strikes connected on by Jandiroba and 77% of them connected on by Martin were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Hannah Cifers, she fought Mariya Agapova and wound up taking the loss by rear naked choke in round 1. Agapova ended up landing 65% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Cifers ended up landing 63% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Cifers connected on 34% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 11 of 32. She connected on 4 of 21 significant strikes directed at the head. Agapova ended up landing 29 of 52 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she ended up landing 20 of 41 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Agapova ended up connecting on 36 of 59 and Cifers was 14 of 36 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Polyana Viana takes on Emily Whitmire. Viana will be looking to add a win to her career total of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Whitmire stands in at 5'5" and records a weight of 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her total of 4-3-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 63". When it comes to grappling, Polyana Viana gets a takedown 1.29 times per 15 minutes and Emily Whitmire takes her opponents to the mat 1.18 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Viana is landing 3.89 strikes per minute and connects on 41% of the strikes that she throws. Joining her in the Octagon is Emily Whitmire, who is landing 31% of the strikes she has attempted and lands 2.84 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Aleksandar Rakic is set to take on Anthony Smith. Smith has a career mark of 33-15-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Rakic measures in at 6'4" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 78". In terms of grappling, Anthony Smith stops 51% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedowns on 27% of his tries. Rakic is finishing his takedowns on 28% of the tries he takes and prevents 88% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Smith is absorbing 4.57 strikes/minute and he is connecting on 3.19 strikes per min. Rakic, on the contrary, takes 2.41 strikes/min and is connecting on 5.17 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Hannah Cifers (+285)
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