Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera Pick, 11/6/2021 Predictions UFC 268 Odds
Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera
Madison Square Garden in New York City
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Frankie Edgar will face off with Marlon Vera at UFC 268 on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The moneyline has Edgar at +140 while Vera is coming in at -172.
Frankie "The Answer" Edgar looks to add a victory to his record of 23-9-1. The 40-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Marlon "Chito" Vera measures in at 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 17-7-1. The 28-year-old has a reach of 70". With respect to significant strikes, Frankie Edgar connects on 3.70 per minute while Marlon Vera is connecting on 3.91 significant strikes per minute. Edgar is connecting on 39% of the significant strikes he tries and Vera lands 50%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Answer" allows 2.71 significant strikes per minute while "Chito" takes 4.08. Edgar also stops 66% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Vera prevents 51% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 268||Frankie Edgar||Marlon Vera|
|Average Fight Time||16:29||11:02|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.70||3.91|
In the grappling category, Frankie Edgar is the more productive grappler as he gets a takedown 2.28 times per 3 rounds. Edgar is scoring a takedown on 31% of the times he tries and defending 65% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Vera is scoring a takedown on 42% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 69% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Edgar is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Vera looks to get 1.3 subs per 3 rounds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Frankie Edgar went up against Cory Sandhagen and wound up walking away in defeat by way of a flying knee to the head in round 1. Sandhagen ended up landing 2 of 5 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Edgar ended the night having landed 2 of 3 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Sandhagen landed 2 of 5, which gave him a percentage of 40%. He landed 1 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Edgar landed 66% of his significant strikes by landing 2 of 3. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 1 of 2 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Sandhagen and 100% of them connected on by Edgar were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Marlon Vera, he went up against Davey Grant and got a win for the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Grant ended up connecting on 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Vera ended up connecting on 58% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Vera ended up landing 64% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 105 of 162. He ended up connecting on 62 of 113 significant strikes aimed at the head. Grant ended up landing 83 of 168 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 39 of 114 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Grant was 95 of 180 while Vera landed 112 of 172 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Al Iaquinta encounters Bobby Green. Iaquinta looks to add a win to his record of 14-6-1. The 34-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Green measures 5'10" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 27-12-1. The 35-year-old stretches 71". When it comes to grappling, Al Iaquinta gets a takedown 0.64 times per 3 rounds and Bobby Green scores a takedown 1.46 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Iaquinta lands an average of 4.06 strikes per minute and landing 40% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Bobby Green, who tags his opponent on 51% of his attempted strikes and is landing 5.45 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Chris Curtis is set to battle Phil Hawes. Hawes looks to add a victory to his career total of 11-2-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 77". Curtis measures 5'10" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 26-8-0. The 34-year-old stretches 75". Concerning wrestling, Phil Hawes is able to deflect 70% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 38% of the times he tries. Curtis is finishing his takedowns on 30% of the tries he takes and defends against 40% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Hawes takes 3.29 strikes per min and he dishes out 3.44 strikes/minute. Curtis, on the other hand, absorbs 5.34 strikes/min and connects on 7.23 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marlon Vera (-172)
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