Cory Sandhagen vs Frankie Edgar Pick, 2/6/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 18 Odds
Cory Sandhagen vs Frankie Edgar
UFC Vegas 18
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Cory Sandhagen will enter the Octagon with Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The opening odds have Sandhagen priced at -410 while Edgar is priced at +330.
Cory Sandhagen walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'11". The switch fighter reaches 70". Frankie "The Answer" Edgar stands in at 5'6" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 23-8-1. The 39-year-old stretches 68". In the category of significant strikes, Cory Sandhagen is connecting on 6.88 per minute while Frankie Edgar is connecting on 3.70 significant strikes per minute. Sandhagen is landing 48% of the significant strikes he throws and Edgar is connecting on 39%. Regarding defense, Sandhagen takes 3.89 significant strikes per min while "The Answer" takes 2.70. Sandhagen also deflects 59% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Edgar is able to stop 66% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 18||Cory Sandhagen||Frankie Edgar|
|Average Fight Time||7:59||17:04|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.88||3.70|
Concerning takedowns, Cory Sandhagen is the lesser skilled grappler as he is able to score a takedown 1.07 times per 3 rds. Sandhagen is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his tries and stopping 30% of all takedowns attempted on him. Edgar is getting his opponent to the mat on 31% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 65% of the tries against him. When it comes to sub attempts, Sandhagen is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes while Edgar attempts 0.3 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Cory Sandhagen went up against Marlon Moraes and wound up getting the win via a wheel kick to the head in round 2. Moraes landed 14 of 50 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Sandhagen walked away from this fight having landed 38 of 88 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Moraes landed 14 of 50, which gave him a percentage of 28%. He ended up landing 10 of 39 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Sandhagen landed 43% of his significant strikes by landing 38 of 88. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 16 of 63 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Moraes and 94% of them connected on by Sandhagen were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Frankie Edgar, he battled Pedro Munhoz and took home the win by split decision in round 5. Munhoz landed 100% of his significant strikes at distance and Edgar landed 99% of his significant strikes at distance. Edgar ended up landing 37% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 135 of 363. He landed 105 of 309 significant strikes aimed at the head. Munhoz ended up connecting on 166 of 350 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 98 of 259 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Munhoz connected on 166 of 350 and Edgar ended up connecting on 135 of 363 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Diego Ferreira squares up with Beneil Dariush. Ferreira walks into the Octagon with a record of 17-2-0. The 36-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Dariush stands in at 5'10" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 19-4-1. The 31-year-old extends his reach 72". In the grappling category, Diego Ferreira is averaging a takedown 1.04 times per 15 min while Beneil Dariush is able to score a takedown 1.75 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Ferreira is connecting on 5.07 strikes per minute and connecting on 36% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Beneil Dariush, who is connecting on 49% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 3.98 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Clay Guida is set to square up in the Octagon with Michael Johnson. Johnson comes into this bout with a record of 20-16-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and stands 5'10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Guida comes in at 5'7" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 35-17-0. The 39-year-old stretches 70". Concerning wrestling, Michael Johnson is able to stop 79% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is scoring a takedown on 45% of his attempts. Guida is taking his opponents down on 38% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 68% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Johnson is absorbing 3.85 strikes per minute and he dishes out 4.23 strikes/min. Guida, on the contrary, is taking 2.52 strikes per min and dishes out 2.41 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Frankie Edgar (+330)
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