Giga Chikadze vs Cub Swanson Pick, 5/1/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 25 Odds
Giga Chikadze vs Cub Swanson
UFC Vegas 25
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Giga Chikadze will face off with Cub Swanson at UFC Vegas 25 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The moneyline has Chikadze priced at -150 while Swanson is priced at +130.
Giga Chikadze has a career record of 12-2-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Cub Swanson measures in at 5'8" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 27-11-0. The 37-year-old has a wingspan of 70". With respect to significant strikes, Giga Chikadze lands 3.45 per minute and Cub Swanson connects on 4.64 significant strikes per minute. Chikadze connects on 43% of the significant strikes he tries and Swanson is landing 50%. When it comes to defending themselves, Chikadze takes 2.65 significant strikes per min while Swanson absorbs 3.64. Chikadze also defends against 60% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Swanson prevents 60% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 25||Giga Chikadze||Cub Swanson|
|Average Fight Time||13:00||12:16|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.45||4.64|
Regarding wrestling, Giga Chikadze is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.38 times per 15 min. Chikadze is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his tries and defending 68% of all takedown attempts. Swanson is taking his opponents down on 51% of the takedowns he tries and defending 60% of the tries against him. When it comes to sub attempts, Chikadze is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.3 subs per 15 min while Swanson looks to get 0.5 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Giga Chikadze faced Jamey Simmons and ended up getting the win by a kick to the head in round 1. Simmons ended up landing 4 of 6 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Chikadze walked away from this fight having landed 8 of 16 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Simmons ended up landing 2 of 4, giving him a percentage of 50%. He finished the fight landing 2 of 4 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Chikadze ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 8 of 16. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 6 of 13 aimed at the head. 50% of the significant strikes landed by Simmons and 50% of them connected on by Chikadze were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Cub Swanson, he squared up with Daniel Pineda and wound up taking home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Pineda ended up landing 90% of his significant strikes at distance and Swanson connected on 80% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Swanson connected on 69% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 46 of 66. He ended up connecting on 35 of 51 significant strikes to the head. Pineda landed 21 of 45 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 9 of 28 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Pineda was 40 of 65 and Swanson landed 51 of 71 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Ion Cutelaba squares up against Dustin Jacoby. Cutelaba walks into the cage with a record of 15-6-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 75". Jacoby comes in at 6'3" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 14-5-0. The 33-year-old stretches 76". Regarding grappling, Ion Cutelaba is averaging a takedown 2.41 times per 3 rounds and Dustin Jacoby takes his opponents to the canvas 0.22 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Cutelaba is connecting on 5.10 strikes/minute and landing 39% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Dustin Jacoby, who lands 46% of the strikes he has tried and lands 3.68 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Krzysztof Jotko is set to square up in the Octagon against Sean Strickland. Strickland has a career mark of 22-3-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 76". Jotko measures in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career record of 22-4-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 77". Concerning wrestling, Sean Strickland is thwarting 81% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents down on 60% of his tries. Jotko is taking his opponents down on 35% of his tries and prevents 87% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Strickland absorbs 3.77 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 5.09 strikes/minute. Jotko, on the other side, takes 1.90 strikes per min and deals 2.98 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cub Swanson (+130)
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