Ovince Saint Preux vs Alonzo Menifield Pick, 9-5-2020 UFC Predictions Vegas 9 Odds
Ovince Saint Preux vs Alonzo Menifield
UFC Vegas 9
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Ovince Saint Preux will battle Alonzo Menifield at UFC Vegas 9 on Saturday, September 5, 2020. The opening odds have Preux at +110 while Menifield is at -130.
Ovince Saint Preux steps into the cage holding a record of 24-14-0. The 37-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The southpaw fighter stretches 80". Alonzo Menifield comes in at 6'0" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 9-1-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 76". In terms of significant strikes, Ovince Saint Preux lands 2.60 per minute while Alonzo Menifield is connecting on 3.75 significant strikes per minute. Saint Preux is connecting on 46% of the significant strikes he attempts while Menifield is connecting on 47%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Saint Preux takes 2.91 significant strikes per minute while Menifield absorbs 3.75. Saint Preux also prevents 45% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Menifield curbs 40% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Ovince Saint Preux is the better wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.27 times per 15 minutes. Saint Preux is scoring a takedown on 40% of his tries and stopping 65% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Menifield is scoring a takedown on 10% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 85% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding subbing opponents, Saint Preux is the more apt fighter by going for 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds while Menifield attempts 0.3 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Ovince Saint Preux squared up with Ben Rothwell and walked away in defeat by way of split decision in round 3. Rothwell ended up landing 86 of 142 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Preux ended the night having landed 46 of 87 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Rothwell ended up landing 56 of 110, which gave him a percentage of 50%. He ended up landing 37 of 89 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Preux landed 51% of his significant strikes by sticking 42 of 82. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 27 of 62 pointed at the head. 71% of the significant strikes connected on by Rothwell and 78% of them landed by Preux were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Alonzo Menifield, he battled Devin Clark and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Clark landed 26% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Menifield landed 33% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Menifield ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 39 of 85. He ended up landing 31 of 75 significant strikes to the head. Clark landed 79 of 124 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 23 of 67 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Clark was 150 of 198 and Menifield ended up connecting on 54 of 103 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Cole Smith meets Hunter Azure. Smith looks to add a victory to his career record of 7-1-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Azure stands 5'8" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old stretches 69". Regarding grappling, Cole Smith scores a takedown 1.50 times per 15 min while Hunter Azure takes his opponents to the mat 1.55 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Smith is connecting on 1.63 strikes per min and is landing 33% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Hunter Azure, who is connecting on 49% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 4.71 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Zelim Imadaev is set to face off against Michel Pereira. 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". 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". Regarding wrestling, Michel Pereira is able to thwart 90% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 57% of his tries. Imadaev is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his tries and is able to curb 63% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Pereira absorbs 3.04 strikes/min and he deals 3.04 strikes per minute. Imadaev, in contrast, is absorbing 3.37 strikes per minute and dishes out 3.69 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alonzo Menifield (-130)
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