Dakota Bush vs Rong Zhu Pick, 9/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 37 Odds
Dakota Bush vs Rong Zhu
UFC Vegas 37
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Dakota Bush will face off with Rong Zhu at UFC Vegas 37 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The odds have Bush at -122 while Zhu is priced at +100.
Dakota Bush walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Rong Zhu comes in at 5'9" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-4-0. The 21-year-old stretches 71". When talking about significant strikes, Dakota Bush is connecting on 2.73 per minute and Rong Zhu is landing 2.80 significant strikes per min. Bush is landing 39% of the significant strikes he throws and Zhu is connecting on 40%. In terms of defending themselves, Bush takes 4.47 significant strikes per min and Zhu takes 6.40. Bush also defends 41% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Zhu deflects 45% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 37||Dakota Bush||Rong Zhu|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||15:00|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.73||2.80|
Regarding grappling, Dakota Bush is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.00 times per 15 min. Bush is getting his opponent to the mat on 16% of his tries and thwarting 70% of all takedowns attempted on him. Zhu is taking his opponents to the canvas on 75% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 70% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Bush is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.4 submissions per 3 rds while Zhu goes for 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Dakota Bush faced Austin Hubbard and walked away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Hubbard landed 126 of 181 total strikes attempted in that fight. Bush finished this fight landing 54 of 122 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Hubbard landed 67 of 115, which gave him a rate of 58%. He landed 32 of 76 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Bush ended up landing 39% of his significant strikes by landing 41 of 104. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 17 of 59 aimed at the head. 73% of the significant strikes connected on by Hubbard and 100% of them landed by Bush were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Rong Zhu, he battled Kazula Vargas and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Vargas ended up landing 97% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Zhu ended up landing 95% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Zhu ended up landing 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 42 of 105. He connected on 40 of 101 significant strikes directed at the head. Vargas ended up landing 96 of 176 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 50 of 121 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go in that fight, Vargas landed 111 of 192 and Zhu ended up landing 49 of 114 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Montel Jackson faces off against JP Buys. Jackson steps into the cage holding a record of 10-2-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 75". Buys comes in at 5'5" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 9-3-0. The 25-year-old reaches 67". Regarding grappling, Montel Jackson gets his opposition to the mat 4.15 times per 15 min while JP Buys scores a takedown 2.22 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Jackson tags his opponents 3.77 strikes/min and is landing 55% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is JP Buys, who is connecting on 45% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 2.66 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Carlston Harris is set to enter the Octagon with Impa Kasanganay. Kasanganay holds a career record of 9-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Harris measures 6'0" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 16-4-0. The 34-year-old stretches 76". Regarding takedowns, Impa Kasanganay defends against 63% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 58% of the times he tries. Harris is finishing his takedowns on 40% of his attempts and thwarts 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Kasanganay absorbs 3.41 strikes per minute and he dishes out 5.08 per minute. Harris, on the other side, is taking 0.35 strikes per min and is dealing 1.74 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dakota Bush (-122)
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