Gabriel Benitez vs Billy Quarantillo Pick, 7/17/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 31 Odds
Gabriel Benitez vs Billy Quarantillo
UFC Vegas 31
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Gabriel Benitez will enter the Octagon against Billy Quarantillo at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The odds have Benitez at -215 while Quarantillo is at +172.
Gabriel "Moggly" Benitez steps into the Octagon with a mark of 22-9-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Billy Quarantillo stands 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 15-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 70". Regarding significant strikes, Gabriel Benitez is landing 4.38 per min while Billy Quarantillo connects on 7.03 significant strikes per min. Benitez is landing 38% of the significant strikes he tries while Quarantillo is landing 64%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Moggly" absorbs 3.26 significant strikes per min while Quarantillo allows 4.37. Benitez also curbs 70% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Quarantillo defends against 42% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 31||Gabriel Benitez||Billy Quarantillo|
|Average Fight Time||8:54||11:45|
|Weight||155 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.38||7.03|
Regarding wrestling, Gabriel Benitez is not as effective of a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.17 times per 15 min. Benitez is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his tries and defending 56% of all takedowns attempted on him. Quarantillo is taking his opponents to the canvas on 31% of his takedown attempts and stopping 57% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Benitez is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 1.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Quarantillo goes for 1.8 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Gabriel Benitez faced Justin Jaynes and wound up getting the victory via a knee to the body in round 1. Jaynes landed 22 of 52 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Benitez finished this fight landing 38 of 104 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Jaynes landed 22 of 52, which means his percentage was 42%. He ended up landing 16 of 44 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Benitez landed 36% of his significant strikes by sticking 38 of 104. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 20 of 83 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Jaynes and 89% of them landed by Benitez were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Billy Quarantillo, he went up against Gavin Tucker and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Tucker connected on 66% of his significant strikes at distance while Quarantillo ended up connecting on 65% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Quarantillo ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 84 of 178. He ended up landing 45 of 127 significant strikes directed at the head. Tucker ended up connecting on 106 of 166 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 68 of 122 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Tucker ended up connecting on 123 of 183 while Quarantillo ended up landing 136 of 233 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Khalid Taha squares up against Sergey Morozov. Taha walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-3-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 69". Morozov stands 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old reaches 67". In terms of takedowns, Khalid Taha is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 15 minutes while Sergey Morozov takes his opponents to the mat 0.60 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Taha is connecting on 2.86 strikes/minute and lands 35% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Sergey Morozov, who tags his opponent on 23% of the strikes he has attempted and connects for an average of 0.81 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Anderson Dos Santos is set to enter the Octagon with Miles Johns. Johns holds a career record of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 66". Dos Santos stands 5'5" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 21-8-0. The 35-year-old stretches 70". When it comes to takedowns, Miles Johns is able to defend against 87% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedowns on 30% of his tries. Dos Santos is finishing his takedown tries on 18% of his attempts and curbs 66% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Johns is taking 2.42 strikes per min while he connects on 3.33 per minute. Dos Santos, on the contrary, takes 4.80 strikes per min and deals 2.66 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Billy Quarantillo (+172)
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