Gabriel Benitez vs Jonathan Pearce Pick, 5/1/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 25 Odds
Gabriel Benitez vs Jonathan Pearce
UFC Vegas 25
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Gabriel Benitez will battle Jonathan Pearce at UFC Vegas 25 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The opener has Benitez priced at -210 while Pearce is priced at +175.
Gabriel "Moggly" Benitez walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 22-9-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Jonathan "JSP" Pearce measures 6'0" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 71". Concerning significant strikes, Gabriel Benitez is landing 4.38 per minute and Jonathan Pearce is landing 8.80 significant strikes per min. Benitez is landing 38% of the significant strikes he tries while Pearce is landing 55%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Moggly" allows 3.26 significant strikes per min while "JSP" absorbs 6.65. Benitez also stops 70% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Pearce is able to stop 46% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 25||Gabriel Benitez||Jonathan Pearce|
|Average Fight Time||8:54||7:37|
|Weight||155 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.38||8.80|
When it comes to wrestling, Gabriel Benitez is the lesser skilled grappler as he gets a takedown 0.17 times per 15 min. Benitez is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his tries and defending 56% of all takedown tries against him. Pearce is finishing his takedown attempts on 60% of his takedown tries and stuffing 75% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to submissions, Benitez is the more able fighter by trying 1.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Pearce looks to get 0.7 finishes per 15 min.
In his last fight, Gabriel Benitez fought Justin Jaynes and wound up taking home the win by a knee to the body in round 1. Jaynes ended up landing 22 of 52 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Benitez finished this fight landing 38 of 104 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Jaynes landed 22 of 52, giving him a percentage of 42%. He landed 16 of 44 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Benitez landed 36% of his significant strikes by sticking 38 of 104. Out of those significant strikes, he was 20 of 83 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Jaynes and 89% of them connected on by Benitez were done at distance.
In the last bout for Jonathan Pearce, he fought Kai Kamaka and took home the victory via a punch to the head in round 2. Kamaka ended up landing 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Pearce connected on 52% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Pearce ended up connecting on 51% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 51 of 100. He landed 34 of 76 significant strikes aimed at the head. Kamaka landed 47 of 83 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 20 of 51 to the head. When discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Kamaka connected on 48 of 84 while Pearce was 113 of 172 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Kai Kamaka faces off with TJ Brown. Kamaka will be looking to add a win to his career record of 8-3-0. The 26-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Brown measures in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 14-8-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 72". In terms of takedowns, Kai Kamaka gets his opposition to the mat 3.68 times per 3 rds and TJ Brown takes his opponents to the mat 4.92 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Kamaka tags his opponents 6.58 strikes per min and connects on 60% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have TJ Brown, who tags his opponent on 42% of the strikes he attempts and lands 3.22 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when KB Bhullar is set to take on Andreas Michailidis. Michailidis holds a mark of 12-4-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Bhullar measures 6'4" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight with a record of 8-1-0. The 29-year-old reaches 78". In terms of grappling, Andreas Michailidis is stopping 10% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 40% of the times he tries. Bhullar is taking his opponents down on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 20% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Michailidis absorbs 3.60 strikes/minute and he is connecting on 4.60 strikes/minute. Bhullar, moreover, is absorbing 10.00 strikes per min and deals 1.18 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jonathan Pearce (+175)
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