Michel Pereira vs Zelim Imadaev Pick, 9-5-2020 UFC Predictions Vegas 9 Odds
Michel Pereira vs Zelim Imadaev
UFC Vegas 9
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Michel Pereira will face off against Zelim Imadaev at UFC Vegas 9 on Saturday, September 5, 2020. The opening moneyline has Pereira coming in at -115 while Imadaev is coming in at -105.
Michel "Demolidor" Pereira walks into the Octagon with a record of 23-11-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Zelim Imadaev measures 6'0" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 8-2-0. The 25-year-old stretches 76". With respect to significant strikes, Michel Pereira lands 3.04 per minute while Zelim Imadaev connects on 3.69 significant strikes per minute. Pereira connects on 51% of the significant strikes he throws while Imadaev is landing 41%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Demolidor" allows 3.04 significant strikes per min while Imadaev absorbs 3.37. Pereira also prevents 52% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Imadaev stops 45% of the strikes thrown his way.
In terms of grappling, Michel Pereira is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2 times per 15 min. Pereira is getting his opponent to the mat on 57% of the times he tries and is defending 90% of the takedowns his opponents try. Imadaev is scoring a takedown on 50% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 63% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to sub attempts, Pereira is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Imadaev tries 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Michel Pereira squared up with Diego Sanchez and ended up taking the loss via disqualification due to an illegal knee in round 3. Sanchez ended up landing 29 of 68 total strikes that he let go. Pereira walked away from this fight having landed 56 of 94 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Sanchez landed 25 of 64, which means his percentage was 39%. He finished the fight landing 6 of 34 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Pereira ended up landing 58% of his significant strikes by connecting on 53 of 91. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 20 of 52 to the head. 92% of the significant strikes landed by Sanchez and 73% of them connected on by Pereira were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Zelim Imadaev, he battled Danny Roberts and ended up taking the loss via a punch to the head in round 2. Roberts ended up connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Imadaev ended up connecting on 67% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Imadaev connected on 39% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 28 of 71. He ended up connecting on 15 of 54 significant strikes to the head. Roberts landed 37 of 61 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 10 of 34 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown, Roberts connected on 42 of 68 and Imadaev ended up landing 38 of 84 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Thiago Moises faces off against Jalin Turner. Moises comes into this fight with a mark of 13-4-0. The 25-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Turner stands 6'3" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a record of 9-5-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 77". Regarding grappling, Thiago Moises takes his opponents to the canvas 1.10 times per 3 rds and Jalin Turner is averaging a takedown 0.46 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Moises is connecting on 2.68 strikes per minute and is connecting on 43% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Jalin Turner, who connects on 48% of the strikes he attempts and lands 5.95 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Bartosz Fabinski is set to enter the Octagon with Andre Muniz. Muniz looks to add a win to his career total of 19-4-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 78". Fabinski comes in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 15-3-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 75". In the category of takedowns, Andre Muniz curbs 33% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 35% of his attempts. Fabinski is taking his opponents down on 70% of the tries he takes and is able to curb 80% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Muniz absorbs 1.79 strikes/minute and he deals 2.27 strikes per minute. Fabinski, notwithstanding, is taking 1.35 strikes/minute and connects on 2.22 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Zelim Imadaev (-105)
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