Pedro Munhoz vs Frankie Edgar Picks and Predictions 8-22-2020 UFC Vegas 7 Odds
Pedro Munhoz vs Frankie Edgar
UFC Vegas 7
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Pedro Munhoz will battle Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 7 on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The odds have Munhoz at -265 while Edgar is priced at +225.
Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz steps into the cage with a record of 18-4-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 65". Frankie "The Answer" Edgar comes in at 5'6" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 22-8-1. The 38-year-old extends his reach 68". In terms of significant strikes, Pedro Munhoz lands 5.29 per min and Frankie Edgar lands 3.60 significant strikes per min. Munhoz connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries and Edgar lands 40%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "The Young Punisher" allows 6.17 significant strikes per minute while "The Answer" allows 2.48. Munhoz also stops 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Edgar is able to stop 68% of the shots thrown his way.
In the category of takedowns, Pedro Munhoz is not as efficient of a grappler as he gets a takedown 0.92 times per 15 min. Munhoz is scoring a takedown on 21% of the times he tries and is defending 81% of all takedowns attempted on him. Edgar is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of the takedowns he tries and is defending 65% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Munhoz is the more capable fighter by trying 1.1 submissions per 3 rounds while Edgar goes for 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Pedro Munhoz went up against Aljamain Sterling and ended up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Sterling landed 175 of 350 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Munhoz ended the night having landed 108 of 269 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Sterling ended up landing 174 of 349, giving him a percentage of 49%. He ended up landing 123 of 250 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Munhoz landed 39% of his significant strikes by connecting on 105 of 265. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 44 of 159 aimed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Sterling and 97% of them connected on by Munhoz were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Frankie Edgar, he fought Chan Sung Jung and walked away with a loss via a punch to the head in round 1. Jung landed 17% of his significant strikes at distance and Edgar ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Edgar landed 64% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 9 of 14. He connected on 6 of 11 significant strikes aimed at the head. Jung connected on 46 of 60 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 46 of 60 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he threw in that fight, Jung connected on 79 of 97 while Edgar landed 9 of 14 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ovince Saint Preux faces off with Alonzo Menifield. Saint Preux steps into the cage holding a record of 24-14-0. The 37-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The southpaw fighter stretches 80". Menifield measures 6'0" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-1-0. The 32-year-old stretches 76". Regarding grappling, Ovince Saint Preux scores a takedown 1.27 times per 15 min while Alonzo Menifield takes his opponents down 0.50 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Saint Preux is connecting on 2.60 strikes/minute and connects on 46% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Alonzo Menifield, who tags his opponent on 47% of the strikes he attempts and connects for an average of 3.75 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Mike Rodriguez is set to encounter Marcin Prachnio. Prachnio has a record of 13-4-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 74". Rodriguez stands 6'4" and weighs 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career mark of 10-4-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 82". In terms of wrestling, Marcin Prachnio is able to thwart 10% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of the times he tries. Rodriguez is finishing his takedowns on 10% of the attempts he tries and is able to deflect 38% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Prachnio is taking 2.92 strikes per minute while he connects on 2.39 per min. Rodriguez, at the same time, is absorbing 3.42 strikes per min and is landing 4.30 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pedro Munhoz (-265)
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