Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz Pick, 8/7/2021 Predictions UFC 265 Odds
Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Jose Aldo will enter the Octagon with Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The opener has Aldo at -128 while Munhoz is at +104.
Jose Aldo looks to add a victory to his total of 29-7-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz comes in at 5'6" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 19-5-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 65". Regarding significant strikes, Jose Aldo is landing 3.45 per min and Pedro Munhoz is landing 5.60 significant strikes per minute. Aldo connects on 45% of the significant strikes he throws while Munhoz connects on 43%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Aldo takes 3.52 significant strikes per minute while "The Young Punisher" allows 5.87. Aldo also thwarts 61% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Munhoz stops 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 265||Jose Aldo||Pedro Munhoz|
|Average Fight Time||13:43||10:16|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.45||5.60|
Concerning grappling, Jose Aldo is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.57 times per 3 rds. Aldo is getting his opponent to the mat on 56% of his attempts and is stuffing 91% of the takedowns his opponents try. Munhoz is taking his opponents down on 21% of his takedown attempts and stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Aldo is less likely to go for the finish by trying 0.1 subs per 15 min while Munhoz attempts 0.8 subs per 3 rds.
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In his previous bout, Jose Aldo fought Marlon Vera and ended up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Vera landed 92 of 133 total strikes attempted in that contest. Aldo finished this fight landing 60 of 86 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Vera ended up landing 46 of 82, which gave him a percentage of 56%. He ended up landing 8 of 33 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Aldo ended up landing 62% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 44 of 70. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 17 of 38 pointed at the head. 73% of the significant strikes landed by Vera and 81% of them landed by Aldo were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Pedro Munhoz, he fought Jimmie Rivera and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Rivera connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance and Munhoz ended up connecting on 98% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Munhoz connected on 48% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 94 of 194. He connected on 35 of 115 significant strikes to the head. Rivera ended up landing 65 of 193 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 48 of 168 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Rivera connected on 65 of 193 while Munhoz connected on 94 of 194 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Michael Chiesa battles Vicente Luque. Chiesa will be looking to add a victory to his total of 18-4-0. The 33-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Luque stands in at 5'11" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 20-7-1. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 75". When it comes to grappling, Michael Chiesa scores a takedown 3.60 times per 15 min and Vicente Luque takes his opponents down 0.66 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Chiesa lands an average of 1.89 strikes/min and is landing 40% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Vicente Luque, who is landing 54% of the strikes that he throws and lands an average of 5.74 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Casey Kenney is set to enter the Octagon with Song Yadong. Yadong steps into the cage with a mark of 16-5-1. The 23-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Kenney stands 5'7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 16-3-1. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 68". In terms of wrestling, Song Yadong is able to curb 56% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 75% of the times he tries. Kenney is finishing his takedowns on 39% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 59% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Yadong is absorbing 3.64 strikes/min while he is dishing out 4.35 per min. Kenney, moreover, is taking 4.30 strikes/min and connects on 4.81 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pedro Munhoz (+104)
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