Michel Pereira vs Khaos Williams Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Michel Pereira vs Khaos Williams
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Michel Pereira will take on Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The odds have Pereira coming in at -125 while Williams is priced at +105.
Michel "Demolidor" Pereira has a mark of 24-11-0. The 27-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Khaos "The OxFighter" Williams stands in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 11-1-0. The 26-year-old reaches 77". Regarding significant strikes, Michel Pereira is connecting on 4.02 per minute while Khaos Williams is landing 15.79 significant strikes per minute. Pereira is landing 54% of the significant strikes he tries while Williams is landing 55%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Demolidor" allows 2.56 significant strikes per min while "The OxFighter" takes 3.16. Pereira also defends against 59% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Williams is able to curb 50% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Michel Pereira is the more capable grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.68 times per 15 min. Pereira is finishing his takedown attempts on 62% of his tries and defending 90% of the takedowns his opponents try. Williams is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 30% of the tries against him. Regarding subbing opponents, Pereira is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 0.3 finishes per 15 min while Williams goes for 0.2 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Michel Pereira went up against Zelim Imadaev and took home the victory by way of rear naked choke in round 3. Imadaev landed 24 of 91 total strikes that he let go. Pereira finished this fight landing 88 of 154 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Imadaev ended up landing 23 of 90, which gave him a percentage of 25%. He landed 10 of 73 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Pereira ended up landing 57% of his significant strikes by landing 88 of 153. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 39 of 95 pointed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Imadaev and 93% of them connected on by Pereira were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Khaos Williams, he went up against Abdul Razak Alhassan and wound up taking home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Alhassan landed 90% of his significant strikes at distance while Williams ended up landing 80% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Williams connected on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 5 of 10. He ended up landing 2 of 7 significant strikes to the head. Alhassan ended up landing 2 of 2 significant strikes in that contest. Relating to total strikes thrown, Alhassan ended up landing 2 of 2 and Williams ended up connecting on 5 of 10 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Marlon Moraes squares up in the Octagon against Rob Font. 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". 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". In terms of takedowns, Marlon Moraes takes his opponents to the mat 0.64 times per 3 rounds and Rob Font takes his opponents down 1.25 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Moraes lands an average of 3.43 strikes per min and landing 38% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Rob Font, who tags his opponent on 41% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 5.11 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Greg Hardy is set to enter the Octagon against Marcin Tybura. 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". Concerning grappling, Marcin Tybura is able to deflect 82% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents down on 47% of the times he tries. Hardy is taking his opponents down on 33% of his tries and is able to deflect 83% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Tybura is taking 3.13 strikes per min and he connects on 3.60 strikes/min. Hardy, in contrast, absorbs 2.78 strikes/min and lands 4.77 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michel Pereira (-125)
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