Dwight Grant vs Stefan Sekulic Pick, 4/24/2021 Predictions UFC 261 Odds
Dwight Grant vs Stefan Sekulic
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Dwight Grant will face off against Stefan Sekulic at UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The line has Grant coming in at -240 while Sekulic is coming in at +200.
Dwight "The Body Snatcher" Grant has a mark of 10-3-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The switch fighter extends his reach 76". Stefan Sekulic measures in at 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 12-3-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Dwight Grant is connecting on 3.39 per minute and Stefan Sekulic is connecting on 1.47 significant strikes per minute. Grant is connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he throws and Sekulic lands 37%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Body Snatcher" absorbs 2.16 significant strikes per min while Sekulic allows 2.40. Grant also stops 69% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Sekulic thwarts 57% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 261||Dwight Grant||Stefan Sekulic|
|Average Fight Time||8:54||15:00|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.39||1.47|
Regarding takedowns, Dwight Grant is the lesser skilled grappler as he gets a takedown 0.34 times per 15 minutes. Grant is finishing his takedown attempts on 80% of his attempts and thwarting 78% of all takedown attempts. Sekulic is taking his opponents down on 20% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 33% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding sub attempts, Grant is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.2 submissions per 15 minutes while Sekulic attempts 0.4 submissions per 15 min.
In his last fight, Dwight Grant squared up with Daniel Rodriguez and walked away in defeat via punches to the head in round 1. Rodriguez ended up landing 15 of 32 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Grant walked away from this fight having landed 31 of 72 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Rodriguez landed 15 of 32, which gave him a rate of 46%. He finished the fight landing 10 of 26 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Grant landed 44% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 30 of 68. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 25 of 61 aimed at the head. 73% of the significant strikes connected on by Rodriguez and 43% of them landed by Grant were thrown at a distance.
In the last bout for Stefan Sekulic, he faced off with Ramazan Emeev and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Emeev landed 47% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Sekulic landed 86% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Sekulic ended up connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 22 of 58. He landed 6 of 34 significant strikes aimed at the head. Emeev ended up connecting on 36 of 84 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 22 of 64 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Emeev ended up connecting on 47 of 96 and Sekulic connected on 31 of 68 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Karl Roberson squares up in the Octagon against Brendan Allen. Roberson looks to add a win to his career record of 9-3-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Allen comes in at 6'2" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 15-4-0. The 25-year-old stretches 75". In the grappling category, Karl Roberson takes his opponents down 0.99 times per 15 minutes while Brendan Allen scores a takedown 1.17 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Roberson connects for an average of 3.00 strikes per min and connecting on 51% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Brendan Allen, who is landing 59% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 3.55 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Kevin Natividad is set to face off with Danaa Batgerel. Batgerel looks to add a victory to his career total of 8-2-0. The 31-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Natividad measures 5'6" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-2-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 70". In terms of grappling, Danaa Batgerel is stopping 57% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the mat on 40% of his attempts. Natividad is finishing his takedowns on 30% of his tries and curbs 70% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Batgerel takes 2.61 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 5.66 strikes per minute. Natividad, on the other hand, is taking 3.74 strikes per min and is dishing out 2.57 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dwight Grant (-240)
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