Johnny Munoz vs Jamey Simmons Pick, 8/7/2021 Predictions UFC 265 Odds
Johnny Munoz vs Jamey Simmons
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Johnny Munoz will enter the Octagon against Jamey Simmons at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The opener has Munoz coming in at -230 while Simmons is coming in at +184.
Johnny "Kid Kvenbo" Munoz walks into the cage holding a record of 10-1-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Jamey "The Afro Samurai" Simmons measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 7-3-0. The 28-year-old stretches 70". Regarding significant strikes, Johnny Munoz connects on 3.27 per min and Jamey Simmons connects on 0.52 significant strikes per minute. Munoz lands 62% of the significant strikes he throws while Simmons lands 50%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Kid Kvenbo" takes 1.40 significant strikes per min while "The Afro Samurai" allows 2.08. Munoz also deflects 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Simmons thwarts 50% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 265||Johnny Munoz||Jamey Simmons|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||3:51|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.27||0.52|
In the grappling category, Johnny Munoz is the more productive grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.00 times per 3 rounds. Munoz is taking his opponents to the canvas on 12% of his tries and stuffing 30% of all takedown tries against him. Simmons is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 70% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Munoz is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 1.0 finish per 15 min while Simmons looks to get 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Johnny Munoz faced Nate Maness and wound up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Maness ended up landing 158 of 194 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Munoz finished this fight landing 129 of 168 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Maness landed 21 of 50, which gave him a rate of 42%. He finished the fight landing 9 of 37 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Munoz landed 62% of his significant strikes by sticking 49 of 78. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 18 of 34 aimed at the head. 33% of the significant strikes landed by Maness and 32% of them connected on by Munoz were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jamey Simmons, he went up against Giga Chikadze and ended up taking the loss by way of a kick to the head in round 1. Chikadze landed 50% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Simmons connected on 50% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Simmons connected on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 2 of 4. He ended up landing 2 of 4 significant strikes aimed at the head. Chikadze connected on 8 of 16 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 6 of 13 to the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Chikadze ended up landing 8 of 16 while Simmons was 4 of 6 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Tecia Torres faces off against Angela Hill. Torres will be looking to add a victory to her total of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old weighs 115 lbs and stands in at 5'1". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 60". Hill stands in at 5'3" and tips the scales at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 13-9-0. The 36-year-old extends her reach 64". In the grappling category, Tecia Torres is able to score a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rds while Angela Hill is able to score a takedown 0.45 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Torres is landing 4.30 strikes/min and is connecting on 47% of the strikes that she throws. Joining her in the Octagon is Angela Hill, who connects on 50% of the strikes she attempts and connects on 5.66 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jessica Penne is set to square up against Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Kowalkiewicz looks to add a win to her total of 12-6-0. The 35-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and stands 5'3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Penne measures in at 5'5" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her total of 13-6-0. The 38-year-old extends her reach 67". In terms of wrestling, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is thwarting 75% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is getting her opponent to the mat on 12% of her tries. Penne is taking her opponents to the mat on 23% of the tries she takes and is able to stop 42% of all takedown tries against her. With reference to striking, Kowalkiewicz is absorbing 5.65 strikes/min while she is dealing 5.27 per min. Penne, at the same time, takes 4.45 strikes/minute and connects on 2.40 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jamey Simmons (+184)
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