Gustavo Lopez vs Heili Alateng Pick, 9/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 37 Odds
Gustavo Lopez vs Heili Alateng
UFC Vegas 37
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Gustavo Lopez will face off against Heili Alateng at UFC Vegas 37 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The line has Lopez priced at +100 while Alateng is at -122.
Gustavo Lopez comes into this bout with a mark of 12-6-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Heili "The Mongolian Knight" Alateng stands in at 5'5" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 14-8-1. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 66". In the category of significant strikes, Gustavo Lopez is connecting on 2.24 per minute and Heili Alateng lands 2.87 significant strikes per minute. Lopez connects on 41% of the significant strikes he throws and Alateng connects on 32%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Lopez allows 4.65 significant strikes per min and "The Mongolian Knight" absorbs 5.82. Lopez also defends 51% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Alateng deflects 57% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 37||Gustavo Lopez||Heili Alateng|
|Average Fight Time||9:23||15:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.24||2.87|
When it comes to grappling, Gustavo Lopez is the lesser skilled grappler as he gets a takedown 1.07 times per 3 rds. Lopez is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of the times he tries and is stuffing 27% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Alateng is scoring a takedown on 35% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 60% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Lopez is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.5 subs per 15 minutes while Alateng tries 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Gustavo Lopez fought Adrian Yanez and ended up walking away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Yanez landed 41 of 103 total strikes attempted in that contest. Lopez finished this fight landing 23 of 51 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Yanez ended up landing 41 of 103, which means his percentage was 39%. He landed 32 of 83 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Lopez landed 45% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 23 of 51. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 14 of 40 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Yanez and 100% of them connected on by Lopez were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Heili Alateng, he battled Casey Kenney and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Alateng landed 26% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 46 of 171. He landed 26 of 140 significant strikes aimed at the head. Kenney ended up connecting on 109 of 263 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 57 of 192 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go, Kenney was 109 of 263 and Alateng connected on 46 of 171 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Pannie Kianzad squares up against Raquel Pennington. Kianzad has a mark of 16-5-0. The 29-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 66". Pennington stands 5'7" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 11-9-0. The 33-year-old reaches 67". In the grappling category, Pannie Kianzad is able to score a takedown 0.18 times per 3 rounds while Raquel Pennington takes her opponents to the mat 1.12 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Kianzad is landing 5.71 strikes/minute and connects on 49% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Raquel Pennington, who lands 48% of the strikes she has thrown and connects for an average of 3.62 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Hannah Goldy is set to enter the Octagon with Emily Whitmire. Whitmire steps into the cage holding a mark of 4-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Goldy comes in at 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 5-2-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 61". Regarding takedowns, Emily Whitmire curbs 70% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 50% of her tries. Goldy is taking her opponents to the mat on 33% of her tries and defends against 66% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Whitmire is absorbing 3.08 strikes per min and she is dealing 2.71 strikes/minute. Goldy, moreover, is absorbing 5.20 strikes per min and is dishing out 6.40 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Heili Alateng (-122)
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