Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Pick, 1/23/2021 Predictions UFC 257 Odds
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Dustin Poirier will face off with Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The opening line has Poirier at +245 while McGregor is coming in at -290.
Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier looks to add a victory to his record of 26-6-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 72". Conor "The Notorious" McGregor stands 5'9" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 22-4-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 74". When talking about significant strikes, Dustin Poirier connects on 5.57 per minute while Conor McGregor is connecting on 5.43 significant strikes per minute. Poirier connects on 50% of the significant strikes he tries while McGregor connects on 49%. In terms of defending themselves, "The Diamond" allows 4.18 significant strikes per minute while "The Notorious" absorbs 4.40. Poirier also curbs 54% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and McGregor stops 55% of them.
In terms of wrestling, Dustin Poirier is the more apt wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.46 times per 15 min. Poirier is finishing his takedown attempts on 35% of his tries and thwarting 60% of all takedown tries against him. McGregor is taking his opponents to the canvas on 62% of the takedowns he tries and defending 70% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Poirier is the more skilled technician by going for 1.3 submissions per 3 rds while McGregor goes for 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Dustin Poirier fought Dan Hooker and ended up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Hooker ended up landing 182 of 283 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Poirier walked away from this fight having landed 208 of 289 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Hooker ended up landing 155 of 253, which means his percentage was 61%. He ended up landing 98 of 177 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Poirier ended up landing 66% of his significant strikes by connecting on 153 of 231. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 131 of 205 to the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Hooker and 75% of them connected on by Poirier were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Conor McGregor, he battled Donald Cerrone and took home the victory via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Cerrone landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and McGregor connected on 15% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. McGregor landed 73% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 19 of 26. He connected on 19 of 25 significant strikes directed at the head. Cerrone connected on 0 of 1 significant strikes in that contest. Discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Cerrone connected on 0 of 1 while McGregor ended up connecting on 20 of 27 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Matt Frevola battles Ottman Azaitar. Frevola holds a mark of 8-1-1. The 30-year-old weighs 155 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Azaitar measures in at 5'8" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 13-0-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 71". In the grappling category, Matt Frevola takes his opponents down 3.30 times per 3 rounds while Ottman Azaitar takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Frevola is landing 3.19 strikes per min and connecting on 39% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Ottman Azaitar, who lands 57% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 8.43 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Nasrat Haqparast is set to square up with Arman Tsarukyan. Tsarukyan holds a career mark of 15-2-0. The 24-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Haqparast stands in at 5'10" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 12-3-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 72". Concerning grappling, Arman Tsarukyan is able to stop 76% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown attempts on 14% of the times he tries. Haqparast is finishing his takedown tries on 25% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 81% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Tsarukyan absorbs 1.56 strikes per minute while he dishes out 3.36 per min. Haqparast, on the contrary, takes 3.18 strikes/minute and deals 5.63 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dustin Poirier (+245)
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