Marlon Moraes vs Rob Font Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Marlon Moraes vs Rob Font
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Marlon Moraes will battle Rob Font at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The opening odds have Moraes coming in at -150 while Font is coming in at +130.
Marlon "Magic" Moraes looks to add a win to his career record of 23-7-1. The 32-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 67". Rob Font stands in at 5'8" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 17-4-0. The 33-year-old reaches 71". With respect to significant strikes, Marlon Moraes lands 3.43 per minute while Rob Font lands 5.11 significant strikes per min. Moraes is landing 38% of the significant strikes he throws while Font is landing 41%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Magic" absorbs 3.91 significant strikes per min and Font absorbs 3.89. Moraes also stops 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Font deflects 63% of them.
Regarding wrestling, Marlon Moraes is not as efficient of a grappler as he gets a takedown 0.64 times per 3 rds. Moraes is scoring a takedown on 33% of his attempts and is stopping 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Font is scoring a takedown on 36% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Moraes is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Font goes for 0.8 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Marlon Moraes faced Cory Sandhagen and took a loss on the night by a wheel kick to the head in round 2. Sandhagen ended up landing 38 of 88 total strikes attempted in that contest. Moraes finished this fight landing 14 of 50 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Sandhagen landed 38 of 88, which gave him a rate of 43%. He landed 16 of 63 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Moraes ended up landing 28% of his significant strikes by connecting on 14 of 50. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 10 of 39 pointed at the head. 94% of the significant strikes landed by Sandhagen and 100% of them connected on by Moraes were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Rob Font, he faced off with Ricky Simon and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Simon connected on 77% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Font ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Font ended up connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 90 of 202. He connected on 78 of 188 significant strikes aimed at the head. Simon ended up landing 59 of 154 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 45 of 136 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Simon landed 65 of 161 and Font was 100 of 212 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Marcin Tybura squares up with Greg Hardy. Tybura holds a career record of 20-6-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 249 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 78". Hardy comes in at 6'5" and weighs 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 7-2-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 80". When it comes to grappling, Marcin Tybura takes his opponents to the canvas 1.63 times per 15 min and Greg Hardy is able to score a takedown 0.24 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Tybura is connecting on 3.60 strikes/min and is connecting on 50% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Greg Hardy, who tags the opposition on 49% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 4.77 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Alex Morono is set to battle Anthony Pettis. Pettis looks to add a victory to his total of 23-10-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Morono stands 5'11" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-6-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 72". When it comes to takedowns, Anthony Pettis is able to defend against 59% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 52% of the times he tries. Morono is taking his opponents down on 33% of his attempts and deflects 45% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Pettis is absorbing 3.52 strikes/minute and he dishes out 3.04 strikes per min. Morono, notwithstanding, is taking 3.74 strikes per min and deals 5.32 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rob Font (+130)
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