Joaquin Buckley vs Antonio Arroyo Pick, 9/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 37 Odds
Joaquin Buckley vs Antonio Arroyo
UFC Vegas 37
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Joaquin Buckley will enter the Octagon against Antonio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The line has Buckley coming in at -220 while Arroyo is at +176.
Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley looks to add a victory to his record of 12-4-0. The 27-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 76". Antonio Arroyo stands in at 6'3" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 9-4-0. The 32-year-old stretches 73". In terms of significant strikes, Joaquin Buckley is connecting on 4.58 per min while Antonio Arroyo is connecting on 3.08 significant strikes per minute. Buckley connects on 36% of the significant strikes he throws while Arroyo lands 70%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "New Mansa" absorbs 5.46 significant strikes per minute and Arroyo takes 1.72. Buckley also defends against 51% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Arroyo stops 44% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 37||Joaquin Buckley||Antonio Arroyo|
|Average Fight Time||6:16||13:23|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.58||3.08|
In the grappling category, Joaquin Buckley is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.60 times per 3 rounds. Buckley is getting his opponent to the mat on 16% of his attempts and is stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Arroyo is taking his opponents down on 41% of his takedown tries and is stopping 32% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Buckley is less likely to go for the finish by going for 0.2 finishes per 15 min while Arroyo looks to get 0.3 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Joaquin Buckley squared up with Alessio Di Chirico and ended up taking the loss by a kick to the head in round 1. Chirico ended up landing 12 of 23 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Buckley finished this fight landing 3 of 22 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Chirico landed 12 of 23, giving him a percentage of 52%. He ended up landing 6 of 17 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Buckley ended up landing 13% of his significant strikes by landing 3 of 22. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 2 of 19 pointed at the head. 75% of the significant strikes connected on by Chirico and 100% of them connected on by Buckley were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Antonio Arroyo, he battled Deron Winn and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Winn landed 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Arroyo connected on 95% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Arroyo connected on 72% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 45 of 62. He ended up landing 29 of 45 significant strikes to the head. Winn ended up landing 20 of 38 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 10 of 26 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Winn ended up connecting on 64 of 89 while Arroyo ended up connecting on 70 of 87 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Mike Rodriguez opposes Tafon Nchukwi. Rodriguez will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 11-6-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 6'4". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 82". Nchukwi measures in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 5-1-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 77". Regarding grappling, Mike Rodriguez is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rounds and Tafon Nchukwi gets a takedown 0.41 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Rodriguez lands 4.61 strikes/minute and lands 59% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Tafon Nchukwi, who tags his opponent on 51% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 6.08 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Tony Gravely is set to clash with Nate Maness. Maness looks to add a victory to his career record of 13-1-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Gravely comes in at 5'5" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 21-6-0. The 29-year-old reaches 69". In terms of wrestling, Nate Maness prevents 88% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 66% of his attempts. Gravely is finishing his takedown tries on 54% of his attempts and is able to deflect 52% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Maness is taking 4.63 strikes per minute while he lands 2.40 strikes/min. Gravely, moreover, takes 3.11 strikes/min and lands 4.01 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Antonio Arroyo (+176)
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