Aiemann Zahabi vs Drako Rodriguez Pick, 2/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 19 Odds
Aiemann Zahabi vs Drako Rodriguez
UFC Vegas 19
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Aiemann Zahabi will battle Drako Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The opening odds have Zahabi at +150 while Rodriguez is coming in at -170.
Aiemann Zahabi holds a mark of 7-2-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Drako Rodriguez measures 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 7-1-0. The 24-year-old extends his reach 69". With respect to significant strikes, Aiemann Zahabi is connecting on 2.81 per minute while Drako Rodriguez is landing 1.27 significant strikes per min. Zahabi is landing 39% of the significant strikes he attempts while Rodriguez connects on 50%. Regarding defense, Zahabi takes 3.93 significant strikes per min while Rodriguez takes 2.11. Zahabi also stops 65% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Rodriguez stops 37% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 19||Aiemann Zahabi||Drako Rodriguez|
|Average Fight Time||13:59||2:22|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.81||1.27|
In terms of grappling, Aiemann Zahabi is not as efficient of a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.36 times per 3 rds. Zahabi is taking his opponents to the canvas on 16% of his attempts and stuffing 72% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Rodriguez is finishing his takedown tries on 80% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 30% of the tries against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Zahabi is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.5 submissions per 15 min while Rodriguez attempts 6.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Aiemann Zahabi squared up with Vince Morales and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Morales landed 59 of 194 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Zahabi walked away from this fight having landed 29 of 83 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Morales landed 59 of 194, which means his percentage was 30%. He finished the fight landing 31 of 151 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Zahabi ended up landing 34% of his significant strikes by connecting on 28 of 82. Of all the significant strikes, he was 14 of 62 to the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Morales and 96% of them landed by Zahabi were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Drako Rodriguez, he went up against Mana Martinez and wound up getting the victory via a triangle choke in round 1. Rodriguez ended up connecting on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 3 of 6. He ended up connecting on 2 of 5 significant strikes to the head. Martinez ended up connecting on 5 of 8 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 1 of 3 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes thrown, Martinez was 16 of 21 while Rodriguez ended up connecting on 13 of 20 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Serghei Spivac encounters Jared Vanderaa. Spivac has a career record of 11-2-0. The 26-year-old will fight at 260 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Vanderaa stands in at 6'4" and weighs 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 11-4-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 80". In terms of takedowns, Serghei Spivac gets a takedown 3.46 times per 15 min and Jared Vanderaa takes his opponents to the mat 4.21 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Spivac is connecting on 3.15 strikes/min and is landing 44% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Jared Vanderaa, who is connecting on 51% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 6.45 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Yana Kunitskaya is set to face off against Ketlen Vieira. Vieira steps into the cage with a mark of 11-1-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Kunitskaya measures in at 5'6" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 13-5-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". When it comes to takedowns, Ketlen Vieira is able to deflect 92% of her opponents takedown tries and is getting her opponent to the mat on 52% of her tries. Kunitskaya is taking her opponents down on 53% of the attempts she tries and curbs 33% of all takedown tries against her. In the category of striking, Vieira is absorbing 3.98 strikes per minute while she is landing 3.10 per minute. Kunitskaya, moreover, absorbs 3.17 strikes per min and dishes out 4.49 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Aiemann Zahabi (+150)
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