Sean O'Malley vs Marlon Vera Picks and Predictions 8-15-2020 UFC 252 Odds
Sean O'Malley vs Marlon Vera
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Sean O'Malley will face off with Marlon Vera at UFC 252 on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The opening odds have O'Malley coming in at -290 while Vera is priced at +245.
Sean "Sugar" O'Malley will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-0-0. The 25-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands 5'11". The switch fighter stretches 72". Marlon "Chito" Vera stands 5'8" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 15-6-1. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 70". With respect to significant strikes, Sean O'Malley is connecting on 6.86 per min and Marlon Vera connects on 3.70 significant strikes per min. O'Malley connects on 58% of the significant strikes he tries and Vera lands 48%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Sugar" allows 3.75 significant strikes per min while "Chito" allows 4.11. O'Malley also stops 66% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Vera defends against 52% of the shots thrown.
In the grappling category, Sean O'Malley is the more skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.18 times per 15 min. O'Malley is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his tries and stopping 61% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Vera is finishing his takedowns on 42% of his takedown tries and defending 69% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, O'Malley is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 1.2 subs per 3 rds while Vera goes for 1.3 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Sean O'Malley faced Eddie Wineland and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Wineland ended up landing 4 of 7 total strikes that he let go in that contest. O'Malley finished this fight landing 13 of 20 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Wineland landed 4 of 7, which gave him a rate of 57%. He landed 3 of 5 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, O'Malley landed 65% of his significant strikes by landing 13 of 20. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 5 of 10 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Wineland and 100% of them landed by O'Malley were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Marlon Vera, he faced off with Song Yadong and wound up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Yadong ended up connecting on 78% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Vera landed 73% of his significant strikes at distance. Vera ended up landing 56% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 92 of 164. He landed 41 of 98 significant strikes to the head. Yadong ended up landing 101 of 201 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 79 of 173 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Yadong was 119 of 221 while Vera ended up connecting on 115 of 187 total strikes.
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Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Junior Dos Santos fights Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Dos Santos steps into the cage holding a mark of 21-7-0. The 36-year-old weighs 238 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Rozenstruik measures in at 6'4" and records a weight of 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 78". In the grappling category, Junior Dos Santos is averaging a takedown 0.33 times per 15 minutes while Jairzinho Rozenstruik is able to score a takedown 0.20 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Dos Santos tags his opponents 4.66 strikes per min and is landing 48% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who tags the opposition on 48% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.84 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Daniel Pineda is set to face off against Herbert Burns. Burns will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 11-2-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Pineda measures 5'7" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 26-13-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 70". Concerning grappling, Herbert Burns is able to stop 95% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the mat on 90% of his attempts. Pineda is taking his opponents down on 25% of the attempts he tries and curbs 48% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Burns absorbs 3.67 strikes/minute while he is dishing out 2.60 strikes/min. Pineda, moreover, is absorbing 2.51 strikes per minute and is connecting on 2.99 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marlon Vera (+245)
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