Edson Barboza vs Giga Chikadze Pick, 8/28/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 35 Odds
Edson Barboza vs Giga Chikadze
UFC Vegas 35
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Edson Barboza will battle Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The opening line has Barboza coming in at -106 while Chikadze is coming in at -114.
Edson "Junior" Barboza steps into the Octagon with a record of 22-9-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Giga "Ninja" Chikadze measures 6'0" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 13-2-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 74". In terms of significant strikes, Edson Barboza connects on 4.16 per min and Giga Chikadze lands 3.55 significant strikes per min. Barboza is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempts while Chikadze is connecting on 44%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Junior" allows 4.15 significant strikes per min while "Ninja" allows 2.67. Barboza also stops 59% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Chikadze is able to thwart 60% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 35||Edson Barboza||Giga Chikadze|
|Average Fight Time||11:27||11:18|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.16||3.55|
In terms of takedowns, Edson Barboza is the more effective grappler as he scores a takedown 0.42 times per 15 min. Barboza is getting his opponent to the mat on 44% of his tries and is defending 78% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Chikadze is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 68% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Barboza is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.1 subs per 3 rounds while Chikadze looks to get 0.5 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Edson Barboza fought Shane Burgos and ended up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 3. Burgos ended up landing 80 of 180 total strikes that he let go. Barboza ended the night having landed 98 of 191 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Burgos landed 80 of 180, which gave him a rate of 44%. He ended up landing 41 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Barboza ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 98 of 191. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 51 of 134 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Burgos and 97% of them landed by Barboza were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Giga Chikadze, he battled Cub Swanson and wound up getting the win by way of a kick to the body in round 1. Swanson ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Chikadze ended up connecting on 58% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Chikadze landed 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 12 of 18. He connected on 9 of 14 significant strikes to the head. Swanson connected on 4 of 6 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 1 of 1 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown, Swanson ended up connecting on 4 of 6 while Chikadze ended up connecting on 12 of 18 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Kevin Lee encounters Daniel Rodriguez. Lee walks into the Octagon with a mark of 18-6-0. The 28-year-old weighs 170 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Rodriguez comes in at 6'1" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a record of 15-2-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of takedowns, Kevin Lee takes his opponents down 3.21 times per 3 rounds and Daniel Rodriguez takes his opponents down 1.00 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Lee lands 3.90 strikes/minute and connects on 42% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Daniel Rodriguez, who is connecting on 48% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 8.07 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Gerald Meerschaert is set to clash with Makhmud Muradov. Muradov holds a career record of 25-6-0. The 31-year-old weighs 185 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Meerschaert measures 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 32-14-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 77". When it comes to takedowns, Makhmud Muradov is able to stop 80% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the times he tries. Meerschaert is finishing his takedown tries on 43% of the tries he takes and deflects 43% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Muradov is absorbing 2.92 strikes per min and he dishes out 5.32 per minute. Meerschaert, on the contrary, is taking 3.60 strikes/min and lands 3.31 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edson Barboza (-106)
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