Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa Pick, 12/11/2021 Predictions UFC 269 Odds
Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Augusto Sakai will face off with Tai Tuivasa at UFC 269 on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The opening line has Sakai priced at -105 while Tuivasa is coming in at -115.
Augusto Sakai will be looking to add a win to his career total of 15-3-1. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 265 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa comes in at 6'2" and is fighting at 264 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-3-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 75". With respect to significant strikes, Augusto Sakai is landing 5.10 per min and Tai Tuivasa connects on 4.48 significant strikes per min. Sakai connects on 48% of the significant strikes he tries while Tuivasa lands 50%. When it comes to defending themselves, Sakai allows 3.98 significant strikes per min while "Bam Bam" allows 3.48. Sakai also defends 50% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Tuivasa is able to thwart 51% of them.
|UFC 269||Augusto Sakai||Tai Tuivasa|
|Average Fight Time||11:31||6:37|
|Weight||265 lbs||264 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.10||4.48|
In terms of takedowns, Augusto Sakai is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.14 times per 3 rds. Sakai is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his tries and stuffing 66% of all takedown attempts. Tuivasa is taking his opponents down on 30% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 46% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to going for the sub, Sakai is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.5 subs per 3 rds while Tuivasa attempts 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last bout, Augusto Sakai went up against Jairzinho Rozenstruik and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Rozenstruik landed 16 of 29 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Sakai walked away from this fight having landed 3 of 14 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Rozenstruik landed 16 of 29, giving him a percentage of 55%. He ended up landing 6 of 17 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Sakai landed 21% of his significant strikes by landing 3 of 14. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 0 of 5 pointed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Rozenstruik and 100% of them landed by Sakai were done at distance.
In the last fight for Tai Tuivasa, he battled Greg Hardy and wound up taking home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Hardy connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Tuivasa ended up landing 81% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Tuivasa connected on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 11 of 23. He ended up connecting on 5 of 15 significant strikes directed at the head. Hardy landed 6 of 15 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 5 of 14 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that contest, Hardy ended up connecting on 6 of 15 and Tuivasa landed 11 of 23 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jordan Wright goes up against Bruno Silva. Wright walks into the Octagon holding a record of 12-1-0. The 30-year-old weighs 185 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Silva stands 6'0" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 21-6-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Regarding grappling, Jordan Wright scores a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min while Bruno Silva takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Wright is landing 7.13 strikes per min and landing 60% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Bruno Silva, who lands 59% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 5.13 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Eryk Anders is set to encounter Andre Muniz. Muniz looks to add a victory to his record of 21-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 78". Anders stands 6'1" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 14-5-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 75". Concerning grappling, Andre Muniz is able to defend against 40% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his tries. Anders is taking his opponents to the mat on 32% of his attempts and is able to stop 76% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Muniz takes 1.90 strikes per min and he is landing 2.16 strikes per min. Anders, in contrast, takes 3.96 strikes/minute and lands 3.20 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Augusto Sakai (-105)
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