Demian Maia vs Belal Muhammad Pick, 6/12/2021 Predictions UFC 263 Odds
Demian Maia vs Belal Muhammad
Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Demian Maia will take on Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The odds have Maia coming in at +190 while Muhammad is at -230.
Demian Maia walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 28-10-0. The 43-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Belal "Remember the Name" Muhammad stands 5'11" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 18-3-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 72". In the category of significant strikes, Demian Maia is connecting on 1.82 per minute while Belal Muhammad lands 4.75 significant strikes per minute. Maia lands 43% of the significant strikes he attempts and Muhammad lands 43%. In terms of the fighter's defense, Maia takes 2.03 significant strikes per minute while "Remember the Name" takes 4.02. Maia also prevents 63% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Muhammad stops 60% of them.
|UFC 263||Demian Maia||Belal Muhammad|
|Average Fight Time||12:20||12:55|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.82||4.75|
Regarding wrestling, Demian Maia is the more effective grappler as he is averaging a takedown 2.55 times per 15 min. Maia is scoring a takedown on 26% of his attempts and thwarting 61% of all takedown tries against him. Muhammad is taking his opponents down on 28% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 85% of the attempts against him. Regarding subbing the opposition, Maia is the more skilled technician by going for 1.0 finish per 3 rounds while Muhammad attempts 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In his previous fight, Demian Maia went up against Gilbert Burns and was defeated by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Burns landed 14 of 17 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Maia finished this fight landing 4 of 7 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Burns ended up landing 13 of 16, which gave him a percentage of 81%. He ended up landing 10 of 13 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Maia ended up landing 57% of his significant strikes by landing 4 of 7. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 4 of 7 to the head. 38% of the significant strikes landed by Burns and 100% of them landed by Maia were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Belal Muhammad, he fought Leon Edwards and it ended in a no contest by way of an eye poke in round 2. Edwards landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Muhammad connected on 75% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Muhammad ended up connecting on 30% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 8 of 26. He ended up connecting on 7 of 23 significant strikes to the head. Edwards ended up landing 19 of 39 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 10 of 29 to the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Edwards connected on 20 of 40 and Muhammad ended up landing 14 of 32 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Paul Craig faces off with Jamahal Hill. Craig walks into the cage holding a record of 14-4-1. The 33-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 76". Hill stands in at 6'4" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 8-0-0. The 30-year-old reaches 79". In terms of takedowns, Paul Craig gets a takedown 2.11 times per 3 rds and Jamahal Hill gets a takedown 0.70 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Craig is connecting on 2.40 strikes per minute and connecting on 49% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Jamahal Hill, who is connecting on 52% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 7.90 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Brad Riddell is set to fight Drew Dober. Dober will be looking to add a victory to his record of 23-10-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 70". Riddell comes in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 9-1-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 71". Regarding wrestling, Drew Dober stops 55% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 17% of his tries. Riddell is finishing his takedown tries on 37% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 60% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Dober is absorbing 3.87 strikes/min and he connects on 4.33 per minute. Riddell, in contrast, takes 2.62 strikes/minute and is connecting on 4.36 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Belal Muhammad (-230)
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