Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Pick, 9/25/2021 Predictions UFC 266 Odds
Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Curtis Blaydes will take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The opening odds have Blaydes coming in at -350 while Rozenstruik is at +265.
Curtis "Razor" Blaydes comes into this bout with a record of 14-3-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 265 lbs and comes in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 80". Jairzinho "Bigi Boy" Rozenstruik stands in at 6'2" and weighs in at 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 12-2-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 78". With respect to significant strikes, Curtis Blaydes lands 3.59 per minute and Jairzinho Rozenstruik connects on 3.15 significant strikes per min. Blaydes lands 53% of the significant strikes he attempts and Rozenstruik is landing 49%. Regarding defense, "Razor" takes 1.70 significant strikes per min and "Bigi Boy" allows 3.27. Blaydes also defends against 57% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Rozenstruik thwarts 40% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 266||Curtis Blaydes||Jairzinho Rozenstruik|
|Average Fight Time||10:15||8:49|
|Weight||265 lbs||242 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.59||3.15|
Concerning wrestling, Curtis Blaydes is the better grappler as he is averaging a takedown 6.64 times per 3 rds. Blaydes is finishing his takedown attempts on 54% of the times he tries and stopping 33% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Rozenstruik is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submission attempts, Blaydes is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes while Rozenstruik goes for 0.6 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last bout, Curtis Blaydes went up against Derrick Lewis and wound up walking away in defeat by a punch to the head in round 2. Lewis ended up landing 7 of 23 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Blaydes walked away from this fight having landed 28 of 52 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Lewis landed 7 of 23, which gave him a percentage of 30%. He ended up landing 6 of 21 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Blaydes ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes by sticking 28 of 52. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 18 of 42 pointed at the head. 57% of the significant strikes landed by Lewis and 89% of them connected on by Blaydes were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Jairzinho Rozenstruik, he fought Augusto Sakai and wound up taking home the win via a punch to the head in round 1. Sakai ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Rozenstruik landed 55% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 16 of 29. He landed 6 of 17 significant strikes aimed at the head. Sakai landed 3 of 14 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 0 of 5 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Sakai ended up connecting on 3 of 14 and Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 16 of 29 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Marlon Moraes faces off against Merab Dvalishvili. Moraes steps into the cage holding a mark of 23-8-1. The 33-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Dvalishvili stands in at 5'6" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 68". In the grappling category, Marlon Moraes scores a takedown 1.00 times per 15 minutes while Merab Dvalishvili takes his opponents to the canvas 7.38 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Moraes lands 3.38 strikes per minute and connecting on 39% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Merab Dvalishvili, who tags his opponent on 39% of the strikes he has tried and lands 4.02 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Nasrat Haqparast is set to face off with Dan Hooker. Hooker looks to add a win to his career record of 20-10-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 75". Haqparast comes in at 5'10" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 13-3-0. The 26-year-old stretches 72". In terms of grappling, Dan Hooker is able to defend against 79% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 34% of the times he tries. Haqparast is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 84% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Hooker is absorbing 4.92 strikes per minute while he is dealing 4.95 strikes/min. Haqparast, on the other side, is absorbing 3.23 strikes/minute and is dishing out 5.81 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Curtis Blaydes (-350)
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