Molly McCann vs Taila Santos Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Molly McCann vs Taila Santos
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Molly McCann will take on Taila Santos at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The moneyline has McCann at -120 while Santos is at +100.
Molly "Meatball" McCann holds a career record of 10-2-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 62". Taila Santos comes in at 5'5" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 15-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". In terms of significant strikes, Molly McCann is connecting on 6.49 per min while Taila Santos connects on 4.23 significant strikes per min. McCann is landing 49% of the significant strikes she tries and Santos lands 49%. Regarding defending, "Meatball" takes 4.95 significant strikes per min while Santos allows 2.53. McCann also defends 68% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Santos is able to prevent 63% of the shots thrown in her direction.
Concerning takedowns, Molly McCann is the more productive grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 2.59 times per 3 rds. McCann is getting her opponent to the mat on 33% of her tries and defending 40% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Santos is taking her opponents to the canvas on 90% of her takedown tries and is stopping 75% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, McCann is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.9 submissions per 3 rounds while Santos tries 1.0 sub per 15 min.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Molly McCann fought Diana Belbita and got a win for the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Belbita ended up landing 104 of 260 total strikes that she let go in that contest. McCann walked away from this fight having landed 126 of 252 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Belbita ended up landing 98 of 252, which gave her a percentage of 38%. She landed 58 of 201 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, McCann landed 47% of her significant strikes by connecting on 113 of 238. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she connected on 86 of 199 pointed at the head. 77% of the significant strikes connected on by Belbita and 64% of them connected on by McCann were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Taila Santos, she battled Mara Romero Borella and ended up taking the loss by split decision in round 3. Borella connected on 51% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance and Santos ended up landing 75% of her significant strikes at distance. Santos connected on 36% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 36 of 100. She landed 17 of 69 significant strikes directed at the head. Borella connected on 29 of 83 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 14 of 64 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes that she let go in that contest, Borella connected on 84 of 140 while Santos was 57 of 123 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Diana Belbita faces off with Liana Jojua. Belbita will be looking to add a win to her career record of 13-5-0. The 24-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Jojua stands 5'4" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her record of 7-3-0. The 25-year-old reaches 62". In terms of takedowns, Diana Belbita is able to score a takedown 1.20 times per 15 min while Liana Jojua is able to score a takedown 2.41 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Belbita tags his opponents 6.53 strikes per minute and connects on 38% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have Liana Jojua, who is landing 42% of the strikes she has attempted and is landing 1.53 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Dan Ige is set to clash with Calvin Kattar. Kattar steps into the Octagon with a mark of 21-4-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Ige comes in at 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 14-2-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Concerning grappling, Calvin Kattar deflects 77% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 28% of his tries. Ige is finishing his takedown tries on 34% of the tries he takes and prevents 61% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Kattar is taking 6.46 strikes/min while he lands 5.29 strikes per minute. Ige, at the same time, takes 3.13 strikes per min and is connecting on 4.12 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Molly McCann (-120)
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