Mirsad Bektic vs Eduardo Garagorri Pick, 9/19/2020 UFC Predictions Vegas 11 Odds
Mirsad Bektic vs Eduardo Garagorri
UFC Vegas 11
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Mirsad Bektic will enter the Octagon against Eduardo Garagorri at UFC Vegas 11 on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The opener has Bektic at -515 while Garagorri is at +410.
Mirsad Bektic looks to add a victory to his total of 13-3-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Eduardo Garagorri stands 5'9" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 13-1-0. The 31-year-old stretches 70". Concerning significant strikes, Mirsad Bektic is connecting on 2.59 per minute while Eduardo Garagorri connects on 3.75 significant strikes per min. Bektic is landing 41% of the significant strikes he attempts while Garagorri connects on 54%. In terms of defending in the cage, Bektic takes 1.89 significant strikes per minute while Garagorri absorbs 2.22. Bektic also defends against 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Garagorri curbs 60% of the shots thrown.
Concerning takedowns, Mirsad Bektic is the more effective wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 3.32 times per 3 rounds. Bektic is finishing his takedown attempts on 47% of his attempts and thwarting 92% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Garagorri is taking his opponents to the canvas on 90% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 53% of the tries against him. In terms of going for the sub, Bektic is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Garagorri goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Mirsad Bektic faced Dan Ige and wound up losing the fight via split decision in round 3. Ige landed 64 of 117 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Bektic walked away from this fight having landed 29 of 74 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Ige ended up landing 43 of 88, which gave him a percentage of 48%. He landed 27 of 70 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Bektic landed 28% of his significant strikes by landing 17 of 60. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 14 of 56 to the head. 65% of the significant strikes landed by Ige and 82% of them connected on by Bektic were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Eduardo Garagorri, he battled Ricardo Ramos and ended up walking away in defeat by rear naked choke in round 1. Garagorri ended up landing 37% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 6 of 16. He connected on 3 of 11 significant strikes to the head. Ramos ended up landing 10 of 34 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 3 of 23 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Ramos ended up landing 12 of 36 while Garagorri connected on 6 of 16 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Journey Newson squares up in the Octagon against Randy Costa. Newson will be looking to add a win to his record of 9-2-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 67". Costa stands in at 5'9" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight with a record of 5-1-0. The 26-year-old stretches 73". In the grappling category, Journey Newson takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 min and Randy Costa is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Newson is connecting on 2.81 strikes/min and is connecting on 33% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Randy Costa, who is landing 46% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 8.05 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Irwin Rivera is set to square up in the Octagon against Andre Ewell. Ewell looks to add a victory to his record of 16-6-0. The 32-year-old weighs 135 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter stretches 75". Rivera stands 5'6" and weighs 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 10-5-0. The 31-year-old reaches 67". In terms of grappling, Andre Ewell is able to deflect 66% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his tries. Rivera is taking his opponents to the mat on 22% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 70% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Ewell is absorbing 3.95 strikes per minute while he deals 3.74 strikes per minute. Rivera, in contrast, takes 3.50 strikes/minute and deals 2.33 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mirsad Bektic (-515)
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