Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira Pick, 12/12/2020 Predictions UFC 256 Odds
Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Tony Ferguson will enter the Octagon with Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The opening moneyline has Ferguson priced at -165 while Oliveira is coming in at +145.
Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 26-4-0. The 36-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Charles "Do Bronx" Oliveira measures 5'10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 29-8-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding significant strikes, Tony Ferguson lands 5.80 per minute and Charles Oliveira is landing 3.27 significant strikes per minute. Ferguson lands 45% of the significant strikes he tries and Oliveira is connecting on 51%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "El Cucuy" takes 4.04 significant strikes per min and "Do Bronx" absorbs 3.08. Ferguson also stops 59% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Oliveira is able to deflect 54% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding takedowns, Tony Ferguson is not as efficient of a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.49 times per 3 rds. Ferguson is getting his opponent to the mat on 42% of his tries and defending 75% of all takedowns attempted on him. Oliveira is taking his opponents down on 42% of his takedown tries and is defending 57% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding submission attempts, Ferguson is not as skilled of a technician by going for 1.2 submissions per 3 rds while Oliveira looks to get 2.8 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Tony Ferguson squared up with Justin Gaethje and ended up losing the fight by way of a punch to the head in round 5. Gaethje ended up landing 143 of 197 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Ferguson finished this fight landing 136 of 296 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Gaethje ended up landing 143 of 197, which means his percentage was 72%. He finished the fight landing 100 of 153 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Ferguson landed 45% of his significant strikes by landing 136 of 296. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 64 of 212 aimed at the head.
In the last fight for Charles Oliveira, he squared up with Kevin Lee and wound up taking home the win via guillotine choke in round 3. Lee landed 75% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Oliveira connected on 81% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Oliveira ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 43 of 65. He ended up connecting on 28 of 49 significant strikes to the head. Lee ended up landing 41 of 80 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 35 of 74 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Lee landed 61 of 100 and Oliveira connected on 51 of 73 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Kevin Holland battles Jacare Souza. Holland has a career record of 20-5-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 81". Souza measures 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 26-8-0. The 41-year-old reaches 72". Regarding grappling, Kevin Holland gets his opposition to the mat 1.21 times per 3 rds and Jacare Souza scores a takedown 2.46 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Holland lands an average of 4.68 strikes/min and connects on 56% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Jacare Souza, who is connecting on 46% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 2.54 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Ciryl Gane is set to fight Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos steps into the Octagon holding a record of 21-8-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 238 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Gane stands 6'4" and weighs 245 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 6-0-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 81". Regarding wrestling, Junior Dos Santos is able to curb 81% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents down on 55% of his attempts. Gane is taking his opponents to the mat on 60% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 100% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Dos Santos absorbs 3.19 strikes per minute while he is dealing 4.59 per minute. Gane, on the contrary, is absorbing 2.09 strikes/min and lands 5.12 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charles Oliveira (+145)
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