Jordan Leavitt vs Matt Sayles Pick, 12/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 45 Odds
Jordan Leavitt vs Matt Sayles
UFC Vegas 45
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Jordan Leavitt will battle Matt Sayles at UFC Vegas 45 on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The odds have Leavitt coming in at -110 while Sayles is coming in at -110.
Jordan "The Monkey King" Leavitt walks into the Octagon with a mark of 8-1-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Matt Sayles stands in at 5'7" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 68". In the category of significant strikes, Jordan Leavitt connects on 1.33 per minute while Matt Sayles lands 5.44 significant strikes per minute. Leavitt lands 60% of the significant strikes he throws and Sayles lands 42%. Regarding defending in the cage, "The Monkey King" allows 1.12 significant strikes per minute while Sayles takes 3.13. Leavitt also curbs 46% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Sayles prevents 61% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 45||Jordan Leavitt||Matt Sayles|
|Average Fight Time||6:32||8:38|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.33||5.44|
In the category of takedowns, Jordan Leavitt is the more productive grappler as he is able to score a takedown 3.06 times per 3 rds. Leavitt is getting his opponent to the mat on 40% of the times he tries and is defending 20% of all takedowns attempted on him. Sayles is taking his opponents to the canvas on 30% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 81% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Leavitt is the more skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.8 finishes per 3 rounds while Sayles looks to get 0.4 finishes per 15 min.
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In his last bout, Jordan Leavitt went up against Claudio Puelles and walked away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Puelles landed 71 of 100 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Leavitt finished this fight landing 170 of 213 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Puelles ended up landing 20 of 33, which gave him a percentage of 60%. He ended up landing 6 of 14 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Leavitt ended up landing 61% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 21 of 34. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 4 of 14 to the head. 35% of the significant strikes connected on by Puelles and 90% of them landed by Leavitt were done at distance.
In the last bout for Matt Sayles, he faced off with Bryce Mitchell and took a loss on the night by twister from back control in round 1. Mitchell landed 16% of his significant strikes at distance while Sayles landed 0% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Sayles landed 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 2 of 4. He ended up connecting on 2 of 3 significant strikes to the head. Mitchell ended up connecting on 6 of 7 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 6 to the head. In regard to total strikes thrown in that contest, Mitchell ended up connecting on 24 of 28 while Sayles connected on 6 of 9 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Amanda Lemos goes up against Angela Hill. Lemos walks into the Octagon holding a record of 10-1-1. The 34-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The southpaw fighter stretches 65". Hill comes in at 5'3" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 13-10-0. The 36-year-old stretches 64". When it comes to grappling, Amanda Lemos is able to score a takedown 1.95 times per 15 min while Angela Hill takes her opponents to the canvas 0.54 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Lemos lands 6.32 strikes/minute and connects on 63% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Angela Hill, who is landing 50% of the strikes she has thrown and lands an average of 5.71 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Melissa Gatto is set to enter the Octagon with Sijara Eubanks. Eubanks walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-6-0. The 36-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Gatto stands in at 5'5" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her total of 7-0-2. The 25-year-old stretches 69". In terms of wrestling, Sijara Eubanks thwarts 65% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 47% of the times she tries. Gatto is taking her opponents down on 20% of the attempts she tries and deflects 80% of all takedown tries against her. With regard to striking, Eubanks is taking 3.59 strikes per minute while she is landing 4.56 strikes/minute. Gatto, at the same time, is absorbing 4.30 strikes per min and is landing 7.00 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Matt Sayles (-110)
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