Francisco Figueiredo vs Malcolm Gordon Pick, 7/17/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 31 Odds
Francisco Figueiredo vs Malcolm Gordon
UFC Vegas 31
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Francisco Figueiredo will battle Malcolm Gordon at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The opening moneyline has Figueiredo priced at -310 while Gordon is priced at +240.
Francisco "Sniper" Figueiredo will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-3-1. The 31-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 69". Malcolm "X" Gordon stands in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 71". In terms of significant strikes, Francisco Figueiredo connects on 1.93 per minute and Malcolm Gordon lands 0.55 significant strikes per minute. Figueiredo connects on 54% of the significant strikes he attempts while Gordon connects on 13%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Sniper" absorbs 2.07 significant strikes per min while "X" takes 3.87. Figueiredo also stops 76% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Gordon stops 54% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 31||Francisco Figueiredo||Malcolm Gordon|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||2:43|
|Weight||135 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.93||0.55|
Concerning takedowns, Francisco Figueiredo is the more effective grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 4.00 times per 3 rounds. Figueiredo is scoring a takedown on 66% of his tries and thwarting 80% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Gordon is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his takedown tries and is stopping 30% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Figueiredo is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.6 submissions per 3 rds while Gordon goes for 0.2 submissions per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Francisco Figueiredo squared up with Jerome Rivera and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Rivera landed 85 of 199 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Figueiredo ended the night having landed 39 of 65 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Rivera ended up landing 31 of 134, which gave him a percentage of 23%. He landed 12 of 90 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Figueiredo ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes by sticking 29 of 53. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 11 of 28 to the head. 70% of the significant strikes landed by Rivera and 68% of them connected on by Figueiredo were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Malcolm Gordon, he squared up with Su Mudaerji and wound up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 1. Mudaerji connected on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Gordon ended up landing 0% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Gordon ended up landing 0% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 0 of 6. He connected on 0 of 6 significant strikes directed at the head. Mudaerji connected on 9 of 18 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 6 of 15 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Mudaerji connected on 9 of 18 while Gordon ended up landing 0 of 6 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Alan Baudot faces off against Rodrigo Nascimento. Baudot looks to add a victory to his record of 8-2-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 243 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 79". Nascimento measures 6'2" and tips the scales at 246 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old reaches 80". In terms of takedowns, Alan Baudot gets his opposition to the mat 0.40 times per 15 minutes and Rodrigo Nascimento is averaging a takedown 2.70 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Baudot is connecting on 1.89 strikes per minute and connects on 25% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Rodrigo Nascimento, who connects on 55% of his attempted strikes and connects on 4.23 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Miesha Tate is set to enter the Octagon with Marion Reneau. Reneau holds a mark of 9-7-1. The 44-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Tate measures in at 5'6" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 18-7-0. The 34-year-old extends her reach 66". In terms of wrestling, Marion Reneau thwarts 50% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 63% of the times she tries. Tate is taking her opponents to the mat on 31% of the attempts she tries and prevents 52% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Reneau takes 3.37 strikes per min while she is dealing 3.29 strikes per minute. Tate, on the other hand, is absorbing 2.71 strikes/minute and lands 1.93 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Francisco Figueiredo (-310)
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