Renato Moicano vs Rafael Fiziev Pick, 12/12/2020 Predictions UFC 256 Odds
Renato Moicano vs Rafael Fiziev
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Renato Moicano will enter the Octagon against Rafael Fiziev at UFC 256 on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The opening moneyline has Moicano priced at +140 while Fiziev is priced at -160.
Renato Moicano comes into this bout with a mark of 14-3-1. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Rafael "Ataman" Fiziev comes in at 5'8" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding significant strikes, Renato Moicano lands 5.49 per minute while Rafael Fiziev is connecting on 4.61 significant strikes per min. Moicano connects on 46% of the significant strikes he attempts while Fiziev is connecting on 56%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, Moicano takes 3.67 significant strikes per min while "Ataman" takes 4.23. Moicano also thwarts 66% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Fiziev deflects 54% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In terms of takedowns, Renato Moicano is the more effective grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.34 times per 15 minutes. Moicano is getting his opponent to the mat on 58% of the times he tries and is stopping 76% of all takedown tries against him. Fiziev is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his takedown attempts and is defending 60% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding subbing the opposition, Moicano is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.6 finishes per 3 rds while Fiziev attempts 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Renato Moicano fought Damir Hadzovic and ended up winning this fight via rear naked choke in round 1. Hadzovic landed 1 of 5 total strikes that he let go. Moicano ended the night having landed 4 of 5 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Hadzovic landed 1 of 5, giving him a percentage of 20%. He landed 0 of 4 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Moicano landed 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 1 of 2. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 1 of 2 aimed at the head.
In the last Octagon appearance for Rafael Fiziev, he fought Marc Diakiese and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Diakiese connected on 97% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Fiziev ended up landing 85% of his significant strikes at distance. Fiziev ended up landing 62% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 78 of 124. He ended up connecting on 28 of 65 significant strikes aimed at the head. Diakiese landed 68 of 148 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 31 of 105 directed at the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Diakiese landed 73 of 153 while Fiziev landed 82 of 128 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Gavin Tucker squares up against Billy Quarantillo. Tucker looks to add a win to his career record of 12-1-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and measures 5'6". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 66". Quarantillo stands in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 15-2-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 70". In the grappling category, Gavin Tucker takes his opponents to the mat 1.91 times per 15 min and Billy Quarantillo takes his opponents to the canvas 1.71 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Tucker connects on 3.67 strikes/min and lands 39% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Billy Quarantillo, who lands 71% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 7.51 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Peter Barrett is set to go up against Chase Hooper. Hooper steps into the cage holding a record of 9-1-1. The 21-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands 6'1". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 74". Barrett measures in at 5'10" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 11-4-0. The 34-year-old reaches 73". In terms of grappling, Chase Hooper is able to thwart 66% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 12% of his tries. Barrett is finishing his takedowns on 22% of the attempts he tries and stops 33% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Hooper is absorbing 4.05 strikes per min while he is connecting on 4.46 per min. Barrett, notwithstanding, absorbs 4.30 strikes/min and lands 4.40 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rafael Fiziev (-160)
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