Sijara Eubanks vs Pannie Kianzad Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Sijara Eubanks vs Pannie Kianzad
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Sijara Eubanks will take on Pannie Kianzad at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The opening line has Eubanks priced at -160 while Kianzad is coming in at +140.
Sijara "Sarj" Eubanks walks into the cage with a record of 7-5-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Pannie "Banzai" Kianzad measures 5'7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 14-5-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 66". Regarding significant strikes, Sijara Eubanks connects on 4.70 per minute while Pannie Kianzad is landing 4.85 significant strikes per minute. Eubanks connects on 42% of the significant strikes she attempts while Kianzad is connecting on 45%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Sarj" allows 3.34 significant strikes per minute and "Banzai" absorbs 3.72. Eubanks also defends against 60% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Kianzad deflects 58% of the shots thrown in her direction.
In terms of takedowns, Sijara Eubanks is the more capable wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 1.86 times per 15 minutes. Eubanks is scoring a takedown on 46% of her tries and is stopping 61% of the takedowns her opponents try. Kianzad is getting her opponent to the mat on 20% of the takedowns she tries and is defending 92% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. In terms of going for the submission, Eubanks is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.4 finishes per 15 min while Kianzad goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 min.
In her last bout, Sijara Eubanks squared up with Ketlen Vieira and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Vieira landed 93 of 203 of the strikes she threw in total in this fight. Eubanks walked away from this fight having landed 72 of 152 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Vieira ended up landing 68 of 171, which means her percentage was 39%. She ended up landing 65 of 165 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Eubanks ended up landing 46% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 69 of 149. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she landed 34 of 102 pointed at the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Vieira and 94% of them connected on by Eubanks were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Pannie Kianzad, she squared up with Bethe Correia and wound up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Correia ended up connecting on 82% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance and Kianzad ended up landing 94% of her significant strikes at distance. Kianzad landed 51% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 103 of 199. She landed 76 of 168 significant strikes directed at the head. Correia landed 56 of 143 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she ended up landing 40 of 117 to the head. Discussing total strikes that she let go, Correia connected on 83 of 178 and Kianzad connected on 106 of 205 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Gillian Robertson enters the Octagon against Taila Santos. Robertson has a career record of 9-4-0. The 25-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Santos measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". When it comes to grappling, Gillian Robertson gets a takedown 3.25 times per 3 rds and Taila Santos is able to score a takedown 2.33 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Robertson lands 2.39 strikes/minute and connecting on 51% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Taila Santos, who is landing 46% of the strikes she attempts and is connecting on 4.09 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Geoff Neal is set to battle Stephen Thompson. Thompson will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-4-1. The 37-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Neal stands 5'11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a record of 13-2-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 75". In the category of takedowns, Stephen Thompson is preventing 78% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 45% of his tries. Neal is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of his attempts and is able to thwart 92% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Thompson is absorbing 2.73 strikes per min while he connects on 3.93 strikes per minute. Neal, at the same time, takes 3.57 strikes/minute and is landing 6.04 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sijara Eubanks (-160)
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