Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose Pick, 4/17/2021 Predictions UFC on ESPN 22 Odds
Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose
UFC on ESPN 22
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Jeremy Stephens will battle Drakkar Klose at UFC on ESPN 22 on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The odds have Stephens at -125 while Klose is priced at +105.
Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens looks to add a win to his total of 28-18-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Drakkar Klose stands in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 11-2-1. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding significant strikes, Jeremy Stephens connects on 3.18 per minute while Drakkar Klose is landing 3.89 significant strikes per minute. Stephens is landing 40% of the significant strikes he tries while Klose is landing 53%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Lil' Heathen" allows 3.06 significant strikes per min while Klose absorbs 3.64. Stephens also deflects 58% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Klose deflects 53% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC on ESPN 22||Jeremy Stephens||Drakkar Klose|
|Average Fight Time||11:46||13:43|
|Weight||145 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.18||3.89|
In terms of takedowns, Jeremy Stephens is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.16 times per 15 minutes. Stephens is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of his tries and thwarting 65% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Klose is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 68% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the sub, Stephens is the more capable fighter by trying 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Klose tries 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Jeremy Stephens squared up with Calvin Kattar and ended up taking the loss by way of an elbow to the head in round 2. Kattar ended up landing 52 of 113 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Stephens walked away from this fight having landed 57 of 104 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Kattar ended up landing 52 of 113, which gave him a rate of 46%. He ended up landing 32 of 92 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Stephens ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes by sticking 57 of 104. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 24 of 66 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Kattar and 98% of them landed by Stephens were done at distance.
In the last bout for Drakkar Klose, he battled Beneil Dariush and was on the losing end of this fight by a punch to the head in round 2. Dariush ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Klose ended up connecting on 86% of his significant strikes at distance. Klose ended up landing 60% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 15 of 25. He ended up landing 12 of 22 significant strikes directed at the head. Dariush ended up connecting on 12 of 20 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 8 of 16 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Dariush connected on 17 of 28 and Klose landed 27 of 37 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Andrei Arlovski encounters Chase Sherman. Arlovski steps into the Octagon with a mark of 30-20-0. The 42-year-old records a weight of 240 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Sherman measures in at 6'4" and will fight at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 15-6-0. The 31-year-old stretches 78". In the grappling category, Andrei Arlovski scores a takedown 0.47 times per 3 rds while Chase Sherman scores a takedown 0.79 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Arlovski lands an average of 3.48 strikes per min and connects on 44% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Chase Sherman, who tags his opponent on 45% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 6.02 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Jacob Malkoun is set to fight Abdul Razak Alhassan. Razak Alhassan holds a record of 10-3-0. The 35-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Malkoun measures 5'9" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 4-1-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 73". In the category of takedowns, Abdul Razak Alhassan is stopping 42% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown attempts on 28% of his tries. Malkoun is taking his opponents to the mat on 20% of his tries and is able to stop 10% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Razak Alhassan takes 5.11 strikes per min and he is landing 4.54 strikes/min. Malkoun, on the contrary, absorbs 23.33 strikes per minute and deals 3.40 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Drakkar Klose (+105)
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