Jonathan Martinez vs Marcelo Rojo Pick, 9/4/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 36 Odds
Jonathan Martinez vs Marcelo Rojo
UFC Vegas 36
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Jonathan Martinez will enter the Octagon against Marcelo Rojo at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The opening odds have Martinez coming in at -158 while Rojo is priced at +128.
Jonathan "Dragon" Martinez looks to add a win to his total of 13-4-0. The 27-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter reaches 70". Marcelo "Pitbull" Rojo stands 5'8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 16-8-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 71". With respect to significant strikes, Jonathan Martinez lands 4.27 per minute and Marcelo Rojo lands 5.10 significant strikes per minute. Martinez is connecting on 46% of the significant strikes he throws and Rojo is landing 36%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Dragon" allows 3.81 significant strikes per min and "Pitbull" allows 7.30. Martinez also deflects 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Rojo thwarts 51% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 36||Jonathan Martinez||Marcelo Rojo|
|Average Fight Time||13:16||14:31|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.27||5.10|
Regarding takedowns, Jonathan Martinez is not as effective of a wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.48 times per 15 min. Martinez is taking his opponents to the canvas on 37% of the times he tries and is stuffing 63% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Rojo is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Martinez is the more capable of the two fighters by attempting 0.5 submissions per 15 min while Rojo goes for 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Jonathan Martinez squared up with Davey Grant and was on the losing end of this fight by a punch to the head in round 2. Grant landed 49 of 111 total strikes attempted in that fight. Martinez finished this fight landing 29 of 71 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Grant ended up landing 48 of 110, which means his percentage was 43%. He finished the fight landing 14 of 64 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Martinez landed 40% of his significant strikes by connecting on 29 of 71. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 16 of 57 pointed at the head. 95% of the significant strikes landed by Grant and 89% of them landed by Martinez were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Marcelo Rojo, he fought Charles Jourdain and was defeated by way of a punch to the body in round 3. Jourdain connected on 68% of his significant strikes at distance while Rojo connected on 85% of his significant strikes at distance. Rojo landed 36% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 74 of 204. He connected on 25 of 146 significant strikes to the head. Jourdain ended up connecting on 106 of 220 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 68 of 167 directed at the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Jourdain connected on 128 of 248 and Rojo ended up landing 80 of 211 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Molly McCann enters the Octagon against Ji Yeon Kim. McCann will be looking to add a win to her career record of 10-4-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and stands 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 62". Yeon Kim measures in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 9-3-2. The 31-year-old reaches 72". In the grappling category, Molly McCann is able to score a takedown 1.64 times per 15 minutes and Ji Yeon Kim takes her opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, McCann tags his opponents 5.15 strikes per minute and connecting on 50% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Ji Yeon Kim, who connects on 34% of the strikes she has attempted and is connecting on 4.50 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Darren Till is set to square up against Derek Brunson. Brunson looks to add a win to his career record of 22-7-0. The 37-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter stretches 77". Till comes in at 6'0" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 18-3-1. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 74". Concerning grappling, Derek Brunson is stopping 94% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his tries. Till is taking his opponents to the mat on 41% of his tries and is able to deflect 82% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Brunson takes 2.72 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 3.46 per min. Till, on the other side, is taking 2.99 strikes/minute and is dishing out 2.27 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jonathan Martinez (-158)
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