Brian Kelleher vs Domingo Pilarte Pick, 8/21/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 34 Odds
Brian Kelleher vs Domingo Pilarte
UFC Vegas 34
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Brian Kelleher will take on Domingo Pilarte at UFC Vegas 34 on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The moneyline has Kelleher at -176 while Pilarte is coming in at +142.
Brian "Boom" Kelleher has a career mark of 22-12-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The switch fighter extends his reach 66". Domingo "Son of Fire" Pilarte measures in at 6'0" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 8-2-0. The 31-year-old stretches 73". Regarding significant strikes, Brian Kelleher lands 3.92 per minute while Domingo Pilarte is connecting on 2.04 significant strikes per min. Kelleher is connecting on 39% of the significant strikes he tries and Pilarte is connecting on 50%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Boom" allows 5.47 significant strikes per min and "Son of Fire" absorbs 3.69. Kelleher also thwarts 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Pilarte is able to curb 42% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 34||Brian Kelleher||Domingo Pilarte|
|Average Fight Time||8:12||7:30|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.92||2.04|
Concerning takedowns, Brian Kelleher is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.00 times per 15 min. Kelleher is finishing his takedown attempts on 25% of his tries and stuffing 59% of all takedown tries against him. Pilarte is finishing his takedown attempts on 42% of his takedown tries and thwarting 75% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing opponents, Kelleher is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds while Pilarte tries 1.3 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his last bout, Brian Kelleher squared up with Ricky Simon and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Simon landed 72 of 136 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Kelleher ended the night having landed 25 of 83 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Simon ended up landing 45 of 98, which means his percentage was 45%. He landed 25 of 73 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Kelleher ended up landing 26% of his significant strikes by connecting on 19 of 73. Of those significant strikes, he was 7 of 56 to the head. 64% of the significant strikes landed by Simon and 94% of them connected on by Kelleher were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Domingo Pilarte, he went up against Journey Newson and wound up taking home the win by the result being overturned because of a positive drug test from Newsom in round 1. Newson connected on 16% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Pilarte landed 0% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Pilarte ended up landing 25% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 1 of 4. He landed 0 of 3 significant strikes to the head. Newson ended up connecting on 6 of 10 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 6 of 10 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Newson ended up connecting on 7 of 13 while Pilarte ended up landing 1 of 4 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when William Knight encounters Fabio Cherant. Knight looks to add a victory to his total of 9-2-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and stands 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Cherant measures 6'1" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 7-2-0. The 26-year-old reaches 73". In the grappling category, William Knight gets a takedown 2.56 times per 3 rds while Fabio Cherant is averaging a takedown 0.00 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Knight connects on 3.56 strikes per min and landing 74% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Fabio Cherant, who tags his opponent on 30% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 1.00 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Ignacio Bahamondes is set to face off with Roosevelt Roberts. Roberts looks to add a win to his record of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and stands 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Bahamondes measures in at 6'3" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 11-4-0. The 23-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding wrestling, Roosevelt Roberts is able to thwart 58% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 53% of his attempts. Bahamondes is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 80% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Roberts absorbs 2.27 strikes/min and he is dishing out 3.03 strikes per minute. Bahamondes, at the same time, is absorbing 6.40 strikes per minute and dishes out 7.91 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Domingo Pilarte (+142)
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