Aaron Phillips vs Jonathan Martinez Pick, 10/23/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 41 Odds
Aaron Phillips vs Jonathan Martinez
UFC Vegas 41
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Aaron Phillips will enter the Octagon with Jonathan Martinez at UFC Vegas 41 on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The odds have Phillips coming in at +260 while Martinez is coming in at -350.
Aaron "The Dragon" Phillips walks into the Octagon with a record of 12-4-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs. and stands 5' 9". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Jonathan "Dragon" Martinez comes in at 5' 8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs.. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 13-4-0. The 27-year-old reaches 70". With respect to significant strikes, Aaron Phillips lands 1.65 per min while Jonathan Martinez is connecting on 4.27 significant strikes per min. Phillips lands 56% of the significant strikes he attempts and Martinez connects on 46%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "The Dragon" absorbs 3.44 significant strikes per min and "Dragon" allows 3.81. Phillips also defends against 39% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Martinez is able to curb 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 41||Aaron Phillips||Jonathan Martinez|
|Average Fight Time||12:30||13:16|
|Height||5' 9"||5' 8"|
|Weight||135 lbs.||135 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.65||4.27|
In terms of takedowns, Aaron Phillips is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.20 times per 3 rds. Phillips is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of his attempts and stuffing 44% of all takedown attempts. Martinez is taking his opponents down on 37% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 63% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Phillips is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds while Martinez goes for 0.2 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his last bout, Aaron Phillips went up against Jack Shore and wound up losing the fight by rear naked choke in round 2. Shore ended up landing 42 of 59 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Phillips walked away from this fight having landed 7 of 16 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Shore ended up landing 29 of 45, which means his percentage was 64%. He finished the fight landing 19 of 32 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Phillips ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes by landing 6 of 15. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 1 of 9 to the head. 24% of the significant strikes landed by Shore and 83% of them connected on by Phillips were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jonathan Martinez, he squared up with Davey Grant and walked away in defeat via a punch to the head in round 2. Grant ended up connecting on 95% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Martinez ended up landing 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Martinez landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 29 of 71. He ended up connecting on 16 of 57 significant strikes directed at the head. Grant landed 48 of 110 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 14 of 64 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Grant was 49 of 111 and Martinez connected on 29 of 71 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jessica-Rose Clark squares up in the Octagon against Joselyne Edwards. Clark looks to add a victory to her total of 10-6-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs. and stands in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter reaches 64". Edwards measures in at 5' 8" and will fight at 135 lbs.. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her record of 10-3-0. The 26-year-old extends her reach 70". In terms of takedowns, Jessica-Rose Clark takes her opponents to the mat 1.01 times per 15 minutes and Joselyne Edwards takes her opponents to the canvas 0.50 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Clark lands an average of 4.68 strikes per minute and landing 51% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Joselyne Edwards, who is landing 53% of the strikes she has thrown and connects on 4.20 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Maria Oliveira is set to square up in the Octagon against Tabatha Ricci. Ricci has a record of 5-1-0. The 26-year-old will fight at 125 lbs. and measures 5' 1". The orthodox fighter reaches 61". Oliveira stands 5' 5" and tips the scales at 115 lbs.. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 12-4-0. The 24-year-old reaches 69". Concerning wrestling, Tabatha Ricci curbs 20% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 20% of her tries. Oliveira is finishing her takedown tries on 30% of the attempts she tries and defends against 70% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Ricci is taking 10.50 strikes/min and she lands 2.13 per minute. Oliveira, notwithstanding, absorbs 11.48 strikes per minute and is connecting on 2.62 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jonathan Martinez (-350)
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