Raoni Barcelos vs Khalid Taha Pick, 11/7/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 13 Odds
Raoni Barcelos vs Khalid Taha
UFC Vegas 13
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Raoni Barcelos will face off with Khalid Taha at UFC Vegas 13 on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The odds have Barcelos at -370 while Taha is priced at +310.
Raoni Barcelos steps into the cage with a record of 15-1-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Khalid "The Warrior" Taha stands 5'5" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Raoni Barcelos lands 4.79 per min and Khalid Taha is landing 2.64 significant strikes per minute. Barcelos connects on 50% of the significant strikes he throws and Taha lands 50%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Barcelos takes 4.46 significant strikes per minute and "The Warrior" takes 2.29. Barcelos also curbs 64% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Taha curbs 45% of the shots thrown.
In terms of grappling, Raoni Barcelos is the more effective wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.31 times per 15 min. Barcelos is taking his opponents to the canvas on 58% of the times he tries and is stopping 83% of all takedowns attempted on him. Taha is scoring a takedown on 15% of his takedown tries and stopping 63% of the attempts against him. In terms of going for the submission, Barcelos is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds while Taha goes for 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Raoni Barcelos faced Said Nurmagomedov and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Nurmagomedov landed 77 of 200 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Barcelos finished this fight landing 52 of 112 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Nurmagomedov landed 55 of 172, which gave him a percentage of 31%. He landed 24 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Barcelos ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 42 of 100. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 16 of 61 aimed at the head. 89% of the significant strikes landed by Nurmagomedov and 76% of them landed by Barcelos were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Khalid Taha, he battled Bruno Silva and won by way of an arm triangle in round 3. Silva ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Taha ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Taha ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 38 of 88. He ended up connecting on 29 of 69 significant strikes to the head. Silva connected on 20 of 50 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 9 of 33 to the head. Relating to total strikes thrown, Silva connected on 51 of 88 while Taha ended up connecting on 74 of 127 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ian Heinisch squares up with Brendan Allen. Heinisch looks to add a win to his total of 14-3-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Allen measures 6'2" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-3-0. The 24-year-old has a reach of 75". In the grappling category, Ian Heinisch gets his opposition to the mat 1.16 times per 3 rounds while Brendan Allen takes his opponents to the canvas 1.42 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Heinisch connects on 3.62 strikes/min and connects on 52% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Brendan Allen, who lands 60% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 2.67 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Bevon Lewis is set to square up in the Octagon against Trevin Giles. Giles walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Lewis measures in at 6'3" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 7-2-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 79". Concerning grappling, Trevin Giles is thwarting 73% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedowns on 100% of the times he tries. Lewis is taking his opponents down on 10% of the attempts he tries and deflects 100% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Giles absorbs 1.75 strikes/min and he is connecting on 3.61 per minute. Lewis, on the contrary, takes 2.52 strikes per min and is dishing out 4.05 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Raoni Barcelos (-370)
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