Mariya Agapova vs Shana Dobson Picks and Predictions 8-22-2020 UFC Vegas 7 Odds
Mariya Agapova vs Shana Dobson
UFC Vegas 7
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Mariya Agapova will enter the Octagon with Shana Dobson at UFC Vegas 7 on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The opening odds have Agapova at -1375 while Dobson is priced at +900.
Mariya Agapova steps into the cage holding a mark of 9-1-0. The 23-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The southpaw fighter reaches 68". Shana "Danger" Dobson measures 5'6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 3-4-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 69". Regarding significant strikes, Mariya Agapova connects on 3.84 per minute while Shana Dobson connects on 3.63 significant strikes per min. Agapova connects on 51% of the significant strikes she attempts and Dobson lands 34%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Agapova takes 4.35 significant strikes per minute and "Danger" absorbs 5.42. Agapova also defends against 51% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Dobson prevents 53% of the strikes thrown her way.
When it comes to wrestling, Mariya Agapova is not as efficient of a grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 0.20 times per 15 min. Agapova is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of her tries and is stopping 42% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Dobson is taking her opponents to the canvas on 25% of her takedown tries and stuffing 10% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Agapova is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.8 submissions per 3 rounds while Dobson attempts 0.4 submissions per 3 rds.
In her previous fight, Mariya Agapova fought Hannah Cifers and took home the victory by way of rear naked choke in round 1. Cifers landed 14 of 36 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Agapova ended the night having landed 36 of 59 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Cifers ended up landing 11 of 32, which gave her a rate of 34%. She finished the fight landing 4 of 21 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Agapova ended up landing 55% of her significant strikes by sticking 29 of 52. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she connected on 20 of 41 pointed at the head. 63% of the significant strikes landed by Cifers and 65% of them landed by Agapova were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Shana Dobson, she battled Priscila Cachoeira and took a loss on the night via a punch to the head in round 1. Dobson connected on 45% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 5 of 11. She landed 4 of 9 significant strikes directed at the head. Cachoeira landed 8 of 18 significant strikes in that fight.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Amanda Lemos meets Mizuki Inoue. Lemos steps into the Octagon with a mark of 7-1-1. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The southpaw fighter reaches 65". Inoue measures in at 5'3" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 14-5-0. The 26-year-old extends her reach 65". In the grappling category, Amanda Lemos takes her opponents to the mat 2.59 times per 3 rounds while Mizuki Inoue takes her opponents to the mat 0.60 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Lemos lands an average of 6.55 strikes per minute and connecting on 64% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Mizuki Inoue, who lands 45% of the strikes she has thrown and is connecting on 6.20 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Frankie Edgar is set to clash with Pedro Munhoz. Munhoz steps into the cage with a record of 18-4-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 65". Edgar comes in at 5'6" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 22-8-1. The 38-year-old extends his reach 68". In terms of grappling, Pedro Munhoz stops 81% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown tries on 21% of the times he tries. Edgar is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of the tries he takes and thwarts 65% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Munhoz is absorbing 6.17 strikes/min and he deals 5.29 per min. Edgar, on the other side, is taking 2.48 strikes/min and dishes out 3.60 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mariya Agapova (-1375)
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