Song Yadong vs Marlon Vera Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night Odds
Song Yadong vs Marlon Vera
UFC Fight Night
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Song Yadong will enter the Octagon with Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The line has Yadong priced at -180 while Vera is coming in at +158.
Song Yadong will be looking to add a victory to his total of 15-4-1. The 22-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Marlon "Chito" Vera stands 5'8" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 15-5-1. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding significant strikes, Song Yadong is connecting on 3.54 per minute and Marlon Vera is connecting on 3.43 significant strikes per minute. Yadong connects on 38% of the significant strikes he tries and Vera is landing 47%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Yadong absorbs 2.74 significant strikes per min and "Chito" allows 3.82. Yadong also stops 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Vera is able to defend against 53% of the shots thrown.
Regarding takedowns, Song Yadong is the more capable grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.97 times per 15 min. Yadong is taking his opponents to the canvas on 95% of the times he tries and is stuffing 66% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Vera is finishing his takedowns on 38% of his takedown tries and stopping 68% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Yadong is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.7 submissions per 15 min while Vera tries 1.4 submissions per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Song Yadong faced Cody Stamann and had a draw via majority decision after 3 rounds. Stamann landed 117 of 150 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Yadong walked away from this fight having landed 49 of 127 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Stamann landed 41 of 67, which gave him a percentage of 61%. He landed 34 of 57 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Yadong ended up landing 28% of his significant strikes by landing 30 of 105. Of all the significant strikes, he was 21 of 94 to the head. 56% of the significant strikes landed by Stamann and 90% of them connected on by Yadong were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Marlon Vera, he faced off with Andre Ewell and wound up taking home the win by an elbow to the head in round 3. Ewell ended up connecting on 98% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Vera connected on 63% of his significant strikes at distance. Vera connected on 60% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 80 of 133. He landed 41 of 83 significant strikes directed at the head. Ewell landed 50 of 131 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 38 of 112 to the head. When discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Ewell ended up connecting on 67 of 148 while Vera landed 87 of 140 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Matt Brown meets Miguel Baeza. Brown holds a record of 24-16-0. The 39-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Baeza stands in at 6'2" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 8-0-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to grappling, Matt Brown takes his opponents down 1.64 times per 3 rounds and Miguel Baeza takes his opponents to the mat 0.67 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Brown lands 3.75 strikes per minute and landing 54% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Miguel Baeza, who is landing 58% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 4.26 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Kevin Holland is set to face off against Anthony Hernandez. Hernandez walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-1-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Holland measures 6'3" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-5-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 81". Regarding takedowns, Anthony Hernandez thwarts 85% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 66% of his tries. Holland is finishing his takedown tries on 43% of his tries and is able to prevent 48% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Hernandez is taking 6.02 strikes/min and he lands 5.23 per min. Holland, in contrast, absorbs 2.58 strikes/minute and is connecting on 4.16 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marlon Vera (+158)
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