Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia Pick, 11/21/2020 Predictions UFC 255 Odds
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Valentina Shevchenko will take on Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The opening line has Shevchenko coming in at -1375 while Maia is at +900.
Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko holds a career record of 19-3-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands 5'5". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 66". Jennifer Maia comes in at 5'4" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 18-6-1. The 32-year-old reaches 64". Regarding significant strikes, Valentina Shevchenko is landing 3.06 per minute and Jennifer Maia is landing 4.08 significant strikes per min. Shevchenko lands 50% of the significant strikes she attempts and Maia is landing 39%. In terms of defending themselves, "Bullet" takes 2.12 significant strikes per min while Maia takes 3.92. Shevchenko also stops 63% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Maia is able to stop 53% of the shots thrown in her direction.
Concerning takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko is the more efficient grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 2.09 times per 3 rounds. Shevchenko is getting her opponent to the mat on 54% of the times she tries and stuffing 77% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Maia is scoring a takedown on 50% of the takedowns she tries and is stopping 70% of the attempts against her. Regarding submission attempts, Shevchenko is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.4 submissions per 3 rds while Maia looks to get 0.2 submissions per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Valentina Shevchenko went up against Katlyn Chookagian and wound up taking home the win by punches to the head from the crucifix position in round 3. Chookagian ended up landing 27 of 68 total strikes that she let go. Shevchenko ended the night having landed 57 of 82 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Chookagian ended up landing 17 of 56, which gave her a percentage of 30%. She finished the fight landing 0 of 28 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Shevchenko landed 61% of her significant strikes by connecting on 40 of 65. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 26 of 48 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Chookagian and 57% of them connected on by Shevchenko were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jennifer Maia, she fought Joanne Calderwood and got a win for the night by an armbar from bottom guard in round 1. Calderwood ended up landing 92% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Maia landed 90% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Maia ended up landing 54% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 20 of 37. She landed 16 of 32 significant strikes to the head. Calderwood ended up landing 26 of 49 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she ended up connecting on 6 of 25 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown, Calderwood landed 33 of 57 while Maia ended up connecting on 31 of 49 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Deiveson Figueiredo enters the Octagon with Alex Perez. Figueiredo walks into the cage holding a mark of 19-1-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Perez measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 24-5-0. The 28-year-old stretches 65". When it comes to grappling, Deiveson Figueiredo gets his opposition to the mat 1.71 times per 3 rds and Alex Perez gets a takedown 3.03 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Figueiredo connects for an average of 2.80 strikes/min and is landing 55% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Alex Perez, who lands 47% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 4.68 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Tim Means is set to square up with Mike Perry. Perry will be looking to add a win to his career total of 14-6-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Means measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 30-12-1. The 36-year-old stretches 75". Regarding wrestling, Mike Perry is able to defend against 76% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 46% of his attempts. Means is finishing his takedown tries on 42% of his attempts and curbs 63% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Perry absorbs 4.41 strikes/minute and he lands 4.36 per minute. Means, on the other side, takes 3.53 strikes per minute and is landing 4.92 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Valentina Shevchenko (-1375)
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