Diego Ferreira vs Beneil Dariush Pick, 2/6/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 18 Odds
Diego Ferreira vs Beneil Dariush
UFC Vegas 18
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Diego Ferreira will face off against Beneil Dariush at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The opening odds have Ferreira coming in at -115 while Dariush is at -105.
Diego 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". Beneil 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 terms of significant strikes, Diego Ferreira is connecting on 5.07 per minute while Beneil Dariush connects on 3.98 significant strikes per min. Ferreira is landing 36% of the significant strikes he attempts and Dariush lands 49%. When it comes to defending themselves, Ferrerira allows 3.11 significant strikes per min while Dariush absorbs 2.63. Ferreira also thwarts 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Dariush defends against 59% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 18||Diego Ferreira||Beneil Dariush|
|Average Fight Time||8:38||8:35|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.07||3.98|
Concerning wrestling, Diego Ferreira is not as efficient of a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.04 times per 15 min. Ferreira is scoring a takedown on 27% of his attempts and is stuffing 70% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Dariush is taking his opponents to the mat on 32% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 80% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Ferreira is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 1.0 finish per 3 rds while Dariush goes for 1.1 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Diego Ferreira squared up with Anthony Pettis and ended up getting the victory by rear naked choke in round 2. Pettis landed 28 of 51 total strikes that he let go. Ferreira walked away from this fight having landed 43 of 74 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Pettis landed 22 of 45, which gave him a percentage of 48%. He landed 12 of 33 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Ferreira landed 47% of his significant strikes by sticking 25 of 53. Of all the significant strikes, he was 18 of 43 aimed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Pettis and 64% of them landed by Ferreira were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Beneil Dariush, he squared up with Scott Holtzman and ended up winning this fight via a spinning fist to the head in round 1. Holtzman ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Dariush ended up connecting on 91% of his significant strikes at distance. Dariush connected on 56% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 36 of 64. He connected on 30 of 57 significant strikes aimed at the head. Holtzman landed 9 of 18 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 4 of 12 directed at the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Holtzman was 11 of 20 while Dariush landed 36 of 64 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Michael Johnson squares up with Clay Guida. 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". Regarding grappling, Michael Johnson takes his opponents to the mat 0.51 times per 15 minutes while Clay Guida scores a takedown 3.37 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Johnson lands an average of 4.23 strikes per min and connecting on 38% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Clay Guida, who connects on 33% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 2.41 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Danilo Marques is set to face off with Mike Rodriguez. Rodriguez will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 11-5-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and stands 6'4". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 82". Marques measures 6'6" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 10-2-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 77". In the category of takedowns, Mike Rodriguez defends against 40% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his attempts. Marques is finishing his takedowns on 25% of his attempts and is able to thwart 60% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Rodriguez takes 3.47 strikes/minute while he dishes out 5.19 strikes per min. Marques, notwithstanding, is taking 1.27 strikes per min and lands 1.07 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Diego Ferreira (-115)
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