Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya Pick, 7/10/2021 Predictions UFC 264 Odds
Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Irene Aldana will enter the Octagon against Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The opening odds have Aldana at -122 while Kunitskaya is at +100.
Irene Aldana will be looking to add a victory to her record of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Yana Kunitskaya stands 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 14-5-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". In the category of significant strikes, Irene Aldana connects on 5.52 per minute and Yana Kunitskaya lands 4.22 significant strikes per minute. Aldana connects on 38% of the significant strikes she attempts while Kunitskaya lands 57%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Aldana allows 5.97 significant strikes per min and Kunitskaya takes 2.62. Aldana also deflects 61% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Kunitskaya prevents 51% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC 264||Irene Aldana||Yana Kunitskaya|
|Average Fight Time||14:48||12:20|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.52||4.22|
Concerning grappling, Irene Aldana is the not as competent as a grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 0.23 times per 15 minutes. Aldana is finishing her takedown attempts on 50% of her tries and is stuffing 84% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Kunitskaya is scoring a takedown on 53% of the takedowns she attempts and defending 50% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Aldana is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.1 finishes per 15 min while Kunitskaya goes for 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
In her last fight, Irene Aldana went up against Holly Holm and wound up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Holm ended up landing 187 of 342 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Aldana finished this fight landing 92 of 210 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Holm landed 154 of 301, which gave her a percentage of 51%. She ended up landing 81 of 214 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Aldana ended up landing 37% of her significant strikes by landing 69 of 185. Of all the significant strikes, she was 38 of 128 aimed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Holm and 94% of them connected on by Aldana were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Yana Kunitskaya, she faced off with Ketlen Vieira and took home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Vieira ended up landing 42% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while Kunitskaya landed 17% of her significant strikes at distance. Kunitskaya ended up landing 78% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 47 of 60. She ended up connecting on 7 of 15 significant strikes directed at the head. Vieira connected on 7 of 16 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she ended up connecting on 3 of 10 to the head. Regarding total strikes thrown, Vieira ended up landing 35 of 51 while Kunitskaya connected on 215 of 247 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Dustin Poirier squares up with Conor McGregor. Poirier comes into this bout with a record of 27-6-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and measures 5'9". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 72". McGregor stands in at 5'9" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 22-5-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 74". Concerning takedowns, Dustin Poirier takes his opponents to the mat 1.47 times per 15 minutes while Conor McGregor is averaging a takedown 0.70 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Poirier is connecting on 5.59 strikes/minute and connecting on 50% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Conor McGregor, who is landing 49% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 5.32 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Stephen Thompson is set to square up in the Octagon with Gilbert Burns. Burns holds a career mark of 19-4-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Thompson comes in at 6'0" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 16-4-1. The 38-year-old extends his reach 75". Concerning wrestling, Gilbert Burns curbs 50% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 35% of his attempts. Thompson is taking his opponents to the mat on 45% of his tries and curbs 78% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Burns takes 3.04 strikes/minute while he deals 3.22 per min. Thompson, on the contrary, takes 2.80 strikes/min and is connecting on 4.24 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Yana Kunitskaya (+100)
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