Matt Wiman vs Jordan Leavitt Pick, 12/5/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 16 Odds
Matt Wiman vs Jordan Leavitt
UFC Vegas 16
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Matt Wiman will take on Jordan Leavitt at UFC Vegas 16 on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The line has Wiman coming in at +325 while Leavitt is at -400.
Matt Wiman steps into the cage holding a mark of 16-9-0. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Jordan "The Monkey King" Leavitt stands 5'9" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 7-0-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding significant strikes, Matt Wiman is landing 3.18 per minute and Jordan Leavitt lands 0.94 significant strikes per min. Wiman is connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he attempts while Leavitt is landing 50%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Wiman allows 3.57 significant strikes per min and "The Monkey King" absorbs 0.47. Wiman also stops 51% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Leavitt stops 66% of the shots thrown his way.
In the category of takedowns, Matt Wiman is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 2.14 times per 3 rounds. Wiman is getting his opponent to the mat on 37% of his attempts and is stopping 56% of all takedown attempts. Leavitt is scoring a takedown on 55% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 35% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding subbing the opposition, Wiman is less likely to go for the finish by going for 1.5 subs per 15 minutes while Leavitt tries 3.5 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Matt Wiman fought Joe Solecki and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Solecki ended up landing 177 of 217 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Wiman finished this fight landing 20 of 33 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Solecki ended up landing 56 of 70, giving him a percentage of 80%. He landed 50 of 63 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Wiman ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes by sticking 10 of 22. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 7 of 19 to the head. 12% of the significant strikes landed by Solecki and 30% of them landed by Wiman were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jordan Leavitt, he battled Luke Flores and wound up taking home the win via an arm triangle from half guard in round 1. Flores ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Leavitt landed 25% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Leavitt ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 4 of 8. He ended up connecting on 2 of 6 significant strikes directed at the head. Flores connected on 2 of 6 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 1 of 5 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Flores connected on 4 of 9 while Leavitt connected on 23 of 32 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Jimmy Flick squares up in the Octagon against Cody Durden. Flick steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-5-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 68". Durden comes in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 11-2-1. The 29-year-old extends his reach 67". In the grappling category, Jimmy Flick takes his opponents down 2.26 times per 15 min and Cody Durden takes his opponents to the mat 2.00 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Flick lands an average of 2.04 strikes/min and is landing 64% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Cody Durden, who tags the opposition on 42% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.40 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Damon Jackson is set to face off against Ilia Topuria. Topuria walks into the cage holding a record of 9-0-0. The 23-year-old weighs 145 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Jackson stands in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 18-3-1. The 32-year-old reaches 71". Regarding takedowns, Ilia Topuria deflects 56% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown tries on 55% of his tries. Jackson is taking his opponents down on 20% of his attempts and is able to defend against 35% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With regard to striking, Topuria absorbs 1.13 strikes per minute and he lands 0.87 strikes per min. Jackson, at the same time, takes 3.05 strikes per min and is landing 2.20 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Matt Wiman (+325)
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