Kanako Murata vs Virna Jandiroba Pick, 6/19/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 29 Odds
Kanako Murata vs Virna Jandiroba
UFC Vegas 29
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Kanako Murata will face off with Virna Jandiroba at UFC Vegas 29 on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The moneyline has Murata priced at +125 while Jandiroba is coming in at -145.
Kanako Murata looks to add a victory to her career total of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 62". Virna "Carcara" Jandiroba measures in at 5'3" and weighs 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her total of 16-2-0. The 33-year-old stretches 64". Regarding significant strikes, Kanako Murata lands 1.93 per minute while Virna Jandiroba connects on 2.39 significant strikes per min. Murata is landing 67% of the significant strikes she tries while Jandiroba is connecting on 46%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Murata absorbs 1.93 significant strikes per minute and "Carcara" takes 3.08. Murata also defends against 52% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt and Jandiroba is able to defend against 54% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 29||Kanako Murata||Virna Jandiroba|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||9:30|
|Weight||115 lbs||115 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.93||2.39|
In the wrestling category, Kanako Murata is the more effective grappler as she is able to score a takedown 4.00 times per 15 min. Murata is scoring a takedown on 44% of her tries and is stuffing 30% of the takedowns her opponents try. Jandiroba is taking her opponents to the canvas on 53% of her takedown tries and thwarting 73% of the attempts against her. When it comes to sub attempts, Murata is less likely to go for the finish by going for 2.0 finishes per 15 min while Jandiroba goes for 2.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
In her last fight, Kanako Murata squared up with Randa Markos and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Markos ended up landing 37 of 69 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Murata finished this fight landing 79 of 95 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Markos landed 29 of 61, which means her percentage was 47%. She landed 12 of 36 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Murata landed 67% of her significant strikes by landing 29 of 43. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 24 of 36 aimed at the head. 65% of the significant strikes landed by Markos and 37% of them landed by Murata were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Virna Jandiroba, she battled Mackenzie Dern and was on the losing end of this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Dern connected on 75% of her significant strikes at distance while Jandiroba connected on 68% of her significant strikes at distance. Jandiroba connected on 47% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 63 of 134. She connected on 46 of 113 significant strikes to the head. Dern connected on 82 of 174 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she ended up connecting on 57 of 143 to the head. Relating to total strikes that she let go in that fight, Dern ended up connecting on 101 of 195 and Jandiroba landed 80 of 152 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Casey O'Neill squares up against Lara Procopio. O'Neill will be looking to add a victory to her total of 6-0-0. The 23-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Procopio stands in at 5'4" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 7-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 67". Regarding grappling, Casey O'Neill is able to score a takedown 6.91 times per 15 minutes and Lara Procopio takes her opponents to the canvas 3.50 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, O'Neill tags his opponents 5.64 strikes per minute and connects on 72% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Lara Procopio, who is landing 57% of the strikes she has attempted and lands 6.70 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Dan Ige is set to clash with Chan Sung Jung. Sung Jung will be looking to add a win to his record of 16-6-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Ige comes in at 5'7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-3-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 71". When it comes to takedowns, Chan Sung Jung defends against 75% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 41% of the times he tries. Ige is taking his opponents to the mat on 27% of his attempts and thwarts 59% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Sung Jung takes 4.01 strikes per minute and he dishes out 4.15 strikes/min. Ige, at the same time, takes 3.36 strikes/min and is dealing 3.95 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kanako Murata (+125)
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