Tim Means vs Laureano Staropoli Picks and Predictions 8-8-2020 UFC Vegas 6 Odds
Tim Means vs Laureano Staropoli
UFC Vegas 6
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Tim Means will face off with Laureano Staropoli at UFC Vegas 6 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The opening odds have Means at +115 while Staropoli is priced at -135.
Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means steps into the Octagon with a record of 29-12-1. The 36-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Laureano "Pepi" Staropoli stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 71". Regarding significant strikes, Tim Means is landing 4.87 per minute and Laureano Staropoli lands 4.29 significant strikes per min. Means is connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he tries and Staropoli is connecting on 31%. Regarding defending in the cage, "The Dirty Bird" takes 3.44 significant strikes per min and "Pepi" allows 4.22. Means also stops 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Staropoli curbs 57% of the shots thrown.
In terms of takedowns, Tim Means is the more apt wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.91 times per 15 min. Means is finishing his takedown attempts on 44% of his tries and stopping 63% of the takedowns his opponents try. Staropoli is finishing his takedown tries on 25% of his takedown tries and stopping 50% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Means is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Staropoli goes for 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Tim Means went up against Daniel Rodriguez and walked away in defeat by way of a guillotine choke in round 2. Rodriguez landed 49 of 121 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Means ended the night having landed 41 of 95 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Rodriguez ended up landing 49 of 121, which gave him a rate of 40%. He landed 37 of 107 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Means landed 43% of his significant strikes by sticking 41 of 95. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 19 of 61 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Rodriguez and 90% of them landed by Means were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Laureano Staropoli, he fought Muslim Salikhov and was defeated via unanimous decision in round 3. Salikhov ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Staropoli ended up landing 95% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Staropoli landed 30% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 42 of 138. He ended up landing 26 of 110 significant strikes aimed at the head. Salikhov connected on 63 of 132 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 41 of 105 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Salikhov landed 64 of 133 while Staropoli landed 48 of 144 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Andrew Sanchez battles Wellington Turman. Sanchez steps into the cage holding a mark of 12-5-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 74". Turman measures 6'0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 16-3-0. The 24-year-old has an arm span of 72". Regarding grappling, Andrew Sanchez takes his opponents down 2.25 times per 15 min while Wellington Turman takes his opponents down 3.00 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Sanchez is connecting on 4.49 strikes per minute and is connecting on 43% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Wellington Turman, who is connecting on 42% of his attempted strikes and lands 2.43 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Justin Jaynes is set to enter the Octagon with Gavin Tucker. Tucker steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-1-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'6". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 66". Jaynes comes in at 5'7" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 16-4-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 68". In terms of wrestling, Gavin Tucker is able to thwart 33% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of his tries. Jaynes is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his tries and curbs 10% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Tucker absorbs 4.04 strikes per minute while he is dishing out 2.66 per minute. Jaynes, on the other side, absorbs 5.85 strikes/minute and dishes out 23.41 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tim Means (+115)
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