Drakkar Klose vs Luis Pena Pick, 2/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 19 Odds
Drakkar Klose vs Luis Pena
UFC Vegas 19
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Drakkar Klose will enter the Octagon against Luis Pena at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The opening line has Klose at -210 while Pena is coming in at +175.
Drakkar Klose looks to add a victory to his career record of 11-2-1. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Luis "Violent Bob Ross" Pena measures 6'3" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Drakkar Klose is connecting on 3.89 per min while Luis Pena lands 3.26 significant strikes per minute. Klose is connecting on 53% of the significant strikes he tries while Pena is connecting on 47%. Regarding defense, Klose absorbs 3.64 significant strikes per minute while "Violent Bob Ross" takes 2.74. Klose also stops 53% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Pena is able to deflect 50% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 19||Drakkar Klose||Luis Pena|
|Average Fight Time||13:43||12:31|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.89||3.26|
Regarding wrestling, Drakkar Klose is the more effective wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 1.56 times per 15 min. Klose is getting his opponent to the mat on 30% of the times he tries and stuffing 68% of the takedowns his opponents try. Pena is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his takedown attempts and stopping 45% of the tries against him. Regarding sub attempts, Klose is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.7 submissions per 15 minutes while Pena attempts 1.4 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Drakkar Klose went up against Beneil Dariush and wound up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 2. Dariush landed 17 of 28 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Klose ended the night having landed 27 of 37 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Dariush landed 12 of 20, giving him a percentage of 60%. He finished the fight landing 8 of 16 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Klose landed 60% of his significant strikes by sticking 15 of 25. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 12 of 22 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Dariush and 86% of them connected on by Klose were done at distance.
In the last bout for Luis Pena, he squared up with Khama Worthy and ended up losing the fight via a guillotine choke in round 3. Worthy landed 92% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Pena landed 86% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Pena ended up landing 49% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 38 of 77. He ended up landing 25 of 61 significant strikes aimed at the head. Worthy ended up landing 55 of 101 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 20 of 61 to the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that fight, Worthy ended up connecting on 66 of 114 and Pena connected on 40 of 79 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Eddie Wineland goes up against John Castaneda. Wineland comes into this fight with a mark of 24-14-1. The 36-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Castaneda stands in at 5'6" and will fight at 135 lbs. The switch fighter holds a career record of 17-5-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 71". In the grappling category, Eddie Wineland scores a takedown 0.28 times per 15 min and John Castaneda takes his opponents to the canvas 1.00 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Wineland connects for an average of 3.39 strikes/minute and connects on 29% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is John Castaneda, who is connecting on 44% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 3.43 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Julian Erosa is set to enter the Octagon with Nate Landwehr. Landwehr has a career mark of 14-3-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Erosa measures in at 6'1" and will fight at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 24-9-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 74". In the category of takedowns, Nate Landwehr is able to defend against 85% of the takedowns his opponents try and is getting his opponent to the mat on 30% of his tries. Erosa is finishing his takedown tries on 54% of his tries and is able to defend against 58% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Landwehr takes 7.22 strikes per minute and he connects on 6.89 per min. Erosa, moreover, takes 5.67 strikes/min and is dishing out 4.92 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Drakkar Klose (-210)
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