Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Amanda Nunes will face off with Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The opening line has Nunes coming in at -1050 while Anderson is coming in at +675.
Amanda "Lioness" Nunes will be looking to add a win to her career total of 20-4-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Megan Anderson stands 6'0" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 72". In the category of significant strikes, Amanda Nunes connects on 4.44 per minute and Megan Anderson is connecting on 1.82 significant strikes per min. Nunes connects on 51% of the significant strikes she attempts while Anderson lands 46%. In terms of defending themselves, "Lioness" takes 2.47 significant strikes per minute and Anderson takes 2.94. Nunes also prevents 57% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Anderson curbs 38% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC 259||Amanda Nunes||Megan Anderson|
|Average Fight Time||9:38||5:23|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.44||1.82|
Concerning wrestling, Amanda Nunes is the more skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 2.53 times per 3 rounds. Nunes is scoring a takedown on 53% of the times she tries and is stuffing 84% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Anderson is scoring a takedown on 33% of the takedowns she tries and is defending 53% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. When it comes to submission attempts, Nunes is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.7 finishes per 3 rds while Anderson looks to get 0.6 finishes per 3 rounds.
In her last bout, Amanda Nunes fought Felicia Spencer and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Spencer ended up landing 70 of 161 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Nunes walked away from this fight having landed 132 of 222 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Spencer landed 42 of 130, which gave her a percentage of 32%. She finished the fight landing 24 of 106 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Nunes ended up landing 57% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 124 of 214. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she landed 90 of 170 to the head. 85% of the significant strikes connected on by Spencer and 73% of them connected on by Nunes were done at distance.
In the last bout for Megan Anderson, she battled Norma Dumont and wound up taking home the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Dumont ended up connecting on 20% of the significant strikes she took from distance and Anderson ended up connecting on 71% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Anderson connected on 50% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 7 of 14. She landed 6 of 12 significant strikes to the head. Dumont landed 5 of 16 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, she landed 1 of 9 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that fight, Dumont landed 14 of 25 while Anderson connected on 32 of 39 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Livinha Souza battles Amanda Lemos. Souza comes into this bout with a record of 14-2-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and measures in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Lemos measures 5'4" and weighs in at 115 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 8-1-1. The 33-year-old extends her reach 65". In terms of takedowns, Livinha Souza is able to score a takedown 2.59 times per 15 min and Amanda Lemos takes her opponents to the canvas 2.26 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Souza tags his opponents 2.20 strikes per min and connects on 46% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Amanda Lemos, who is landing 64% of the strikes she attempts and connects on 5.98 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Israel Adesanya is set to enter the Octagon with Jan Blachowicz. Blachowicz looks to add a victory to his record of 27-8-0. The 38-year-old weighs 205 lbs and measures 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 78". Adesanya comes in at 6'4" and weighs 185 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 20-0-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 80". Concerning grappling, Jan Blachowicz is able to deflect 65% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 52% of his tries. Adesanya is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 86% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Blachowicz is absorbing 2.74 strikes per minute and he lands 3.49 strikes per minute. Adesanya, on the other hand, absorbs 2.33 strikes per minute and lands 4.10 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Amanda Nunes (-1050)
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