JJ Aldrich vs Vanessa Demopoulos Pick, 8/28/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 35 Odds
JJ Aldrich vs Vanessa Demopoulos
UFC Vegas 35
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 28, 2021
JJ Aldrich will enter the Octagon against Vanessa Demopoulos at UFC Vegas 35 on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The line has Aldrich coming in at -325 while Demopoulos is coming in at +250.
JJ Aldrich will be looking to add a win to her record of 9-4-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The southpaw fighter reaches 67". Vanessa "Lil Monster" Demopoulos stands 5'2" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 6-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 59". In terms of significant strikes, JJ Aldrich is landing 3.76 per min while Vanessa Demopoulos is connecting on 1.60 significant strikes per min. Aldrich connects on 41% of the significant strikes she tries and Demopoulos connects on 41%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Aldrich allows 4.55 significant strikes per minute and "Lil Monster" absorbs 3.13. Aldrich also defends 61% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Demopoulos is able to stop 50% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 35||JJ Aldrich||Vanessa Demopoulos|
|Average Fight Time||14:08||15:00|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.76||1.60|
Regarding grappling, JJ Aldrich is the better grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 0.80 times per 3 rds. Aldrich is finishing her takedown attempts on 40% of the times she tries and stopping 57% of all takedown attempts. Demopoulos is getting her opponent to the mat on 30% of the takedowns she tries and is stuffing 30% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Aldrich is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes while Demopoulos looks to get 2.0 submissions per 15 minutes.
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The last time she fought, JJ Aldrich went up against Cortney Casey and ended up getting the win by split decision in round 3. Casey ended up landing 121 of 202 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Aldrich ended the night having landed 58 of 99 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Casey landed 55 of 131, giving her a percentage of 41%. She finished the fight landing 35 of 107 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Aldrich ended up landing 56% of her significant strikes by connecting on 45 of 80. Out of those significant strikes, she landed 41 of 74 aimed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Casey and 80% of them connected on by Aldrich were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Vanessa Demopoulos, she faced off with Cory McKenna and ended up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. McKenna connected on 48% of her significant strikes at distance and Demopoulos ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Demopoulos landed 41% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 24 of 58. She ended up landing 14 of 45 significant strikes directed at the head. McKenna landed 47 of 95 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 43 of 91 aimed at the head. Discussing the strikes she fired off in this contest, McKenna ended up connecting on 87 of 151 and Demopoulos ended up connecting on 30 of 65 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Edson Barboza enters the Octagon against Giga Chikadze. Barboza steps into the Octagon with a record of 22-9-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Chikadze measures 6'0" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 13-2-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 74". In terms of takedowns, Edson Barboza takes his opponents to the mat 0.42 times per 15 min and Giga Chikadze takes his opponents down 0.38 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Barboza is connecting on 4.16 strikes per min and is connecting on 44% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Giga Chikadze, who tags his opponent on 44% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 3.55 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Daniel Rodriguez is set to clash with Kevin Lee. Lee walks into the Octagon with a mark of 18-6-0. The 28-year-old weighs 170 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Rodriguez comes in at 6'1" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a record of 15-2-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to takedowns, Kevin Lee is able to curb 75% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 43% of the times he tries. Rodriguez is taking his opponents down on 55% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 83% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Lee absorbs 3.23 strikes/min and he is landing 3.90 strikes/minute. Rodriguez, notwithstanding, takes 5.71 strikes/min and is connecting on 8.07 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take JJ Aldrich (-325)
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