Junyong Park vs Gregory Rodrigues Pick, 10/23/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 41 Odds
Junyong Park vs Gregory Rodrigues
UFC Vegas 41
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Junyong Park will enter the Octagon with Gregory Rodrigues at UFC Vegas 41 on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The opening line has Park priced at -115 while Rodrigues is at -105.
Junyong "The Iron Turtle" Park looks to add a win to his career record of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs. and comes in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Gregory "Robocop" Rodrigues measures 6' 3" and weighs 185 lbs.. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 10-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 75". Regarding significant strikes, Junyong Park connects on 4.37 per minute and Gregory Rodrigues connects on 4.91 significant strikes per minute. Park connects on 47% of the significant strikes he attempts and Rodrigues is connecting on 48%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Iron Turtle" allows 3.17 significant strikes per min and "Robocop" absorbs 3.18. Park also defends 58% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Rodrigues is able to thwart 65% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 41||Junyong Park||Gregory Rodrigues|
|Average Fight Time||13:40||8:40|
|Height||5' 10"||6' 3"|
|Weight||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.37||4.91|
When it comes to grappling, Junyong Park is the better grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 3.02 times per 3 rds. Park is taking his opponents to the canvas on 57% of his tries and is defending 46% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Rodrigues is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 80% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Park is the more skilled technician by going for 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes while Rodrigues attempts 0.3 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his last fight, Junyong Park fought Tafon Nchukwi and wound up getting the victory via majority decision in round 3. Nchukwi landed 64 of 144 total strikes attempted in that contest. Park walked away from this fight having landed 79 of 155 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Nchukwi ended up landing 58 of 136, which gave him a percentage of 42%. He ended up landing 20 of 83 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Park landed 48% of his significant strikes by connecting on 71 of 145. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 61 of 134 pointed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Nchukwi and 67% of them landed by Park were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Gregory Rodrigues, he went up against Dusko Todorovic and wound up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Todorovic ended up landing 72% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Rodrigues ended up connecting on 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Rodrigues connected on 47% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 71 of 150. He landed 49 of 120 significant strikes to the head. Todorovic landed 37 of 120 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 23 of 103 to the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Todorovic ended up landing 46 of 133 while Rodrigues ended up landing 73 of 153 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Alan Patrick fights Mason Jones. Patrick will be looking to add a victory to his record of 15-3-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs. and stands 5' 11". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 74". Jones stands in at 5' 10" and weighs 155 lbs.. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 10-1-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". In the grappling category, Alan Patrick takes his opponents down 3.24 times per 3 rds and Mason Jones is able to score a takedown 2.02 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Patrick is connecting on 1.76 strikes per min and is connecting on 40% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Mason Jones, who connects on 40% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 7.33 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Laureano Staropoli is set to clash with Jamie Pickett. Pickett looks to add a victory to his record of 11-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs 185 lbs. and stands in at 6' 2". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Staropoli comes in at 6' 1" and tips the scales at 185 lbs.. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 9-4-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 71". Regarding takedowns, Jamie Pickett is able to deflect 37% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his tries. Staropoli is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his tries and stops 52% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Pickett is taking 5.35 strikes/minute while he is dishing out 2.87 strikes per min. Staropoli, on the other hand, is taking 3.85 strikes/minute and is landing 3.64 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gregory Rodrigues (-105)
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