Claudio Puelles vs Chris Gruetzemacher Pick, 12/4/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 44 Odds
Claudio Puelles vs Chris Gruetzemacher
UFC Vegas 44
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Claudio Puelles will take on Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The moneyline has Puelles coming in at -105 while Gruetzemacher is priced at -115.
Claudio "El Nino" Puelles steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-2-0. The 25-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and stands 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Chris "Gritz" Gruetzemacher measures in at 5'8" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 15-4-0. The 35-year-old reaches 68". With respect to significant strikes, Claudio Puelles connects on 1.76 per minute and Chris Gruetzemacher lands 6.93 significant strikes per minute. Puelles connects on 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Gruetzemacher connects on 56%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "El Nino" allows 3.02 significant strikes per minute while "Gritz" allows 5.35. Puelles also deflects 49% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Gruetzemacher prevents 54% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 44||Claudio Puelles||Chris Gruetzemacher|
|Average Fight Time||12:20||9:14|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.76||6.93|
Concerning takedowns, Claudio Puelles is the more efficient wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 3.35 times per 3 rds. Puelles is taking his opponents to the canvas on 47% of the times he tries and defending 62% of all takedown tries against him. Gruetzemacher is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 61% of the tries against him. Regarding submissions, Puelles is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.9 subs per 3 rounds while Gruetzemacher goes for 0.4 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Claudio Puelles faced Jordan Leavitt and wound up taking home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Leavitt ended up landing 170 of 213 total strikes attempted in that fight. Puelles finished this fight landing 71 of 100 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Leavitt ended up landing 21 of 34, which means his percentage was 61%. He landed 4 of 14 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Puelles ended up landing 60% of his significant strikes by connecting on 20 of 33. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 6 of 14 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Leavitt and 35% of them landed by Puelles were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Chris Gruetzemacher, he went up against Rafa Garcia and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Garcia landed 80% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Gruetzemacher ended up landing 76% of his significant strikes at distance. Gruetzemacher ended up connecting on 52% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 100 of 190. He landed 60 of 147 significant strikes to the head. Garcia connected on 72 of 146 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 58 of 129 to the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Garcia was 90 of 166 and Gruetzemacher ended up landing 176 of 268 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Philipe Lins encounters Azamat Murzakanov. Lins comes into this bout holding a record of 14-5-0. The 36-year-old tips the scales at 240 lbs and stands 6'2". The orthodox fighter stretches 78". Murzakanov comes in at 5'10" and will fight at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 10-0-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 71". In terms of takedowns, Philipe Lins gets his opposition to the mat 0.40 times per 3 rds and Azamat Murzakanov is able to score a takedown 0.80 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Lins lands an average of 2.66 strikes/min and is connecting on 40% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Azamat Murzakanov, who connects on 52% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.00 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Mickey Gall is set to square up in the Octagon against Alex Morono. Morono steps into the cage holding a record of 20-7-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Gall measures 6'2" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The switch fighter holds a career record of 7-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 74". In terms of grappling, Alex Morono stops 52% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 25% of the times he tries. Gall is taking his opponents to the mat on 28% of his attempts and prevents 36% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Morono absorbs 3.89 strikes per minute and he deals 5.14 strikes per min. Gall, on the other hand, absorbs 3.68 strikes/minute and deals 2.60 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chris Gruetzemacher (-115)
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