Karl Roberson vs Brendan Allen Pick, 4/24/2021 Predictions UFC 261 Odds
Karl Roberson vs Brendan Allen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Karl Roberson will enter the Octagon against Brendan Allen at UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The opener has Roberson priced at +110 while Allen is coming in at -130.
Karl "Baby K" Roberson looks to add a win to his career record of 9-3-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Brendan "All In" Allen comes in at 6'2" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 15-4-0. The 25-year-old stretches 75". In the category of significant strikes, Karl Roberson is landing 3.00 per min and Brendan Allen connects on 3.55 significant strikes per minute. Roberson is landing 51% of the significant strikes he throws while Allen connects on 59%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Baby K" allows 2.42 significant strikes per minute while "All In" absorbs 4.57. Roberson also stops 57% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Allen is able to curb 39% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 261||Karl Roberson||Brendan Allen|
|Average Fight Time||7:33||7:40|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.00||3.55|
In the wrestling category, Karl Roberson is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.99 times per 15 minutes. Roberson is scoring a takedown on 57% of his attempts and stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Allen is getting his opponent to the mat on 37% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the submission, Roberson is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.8 subs per 3 rds while Allen attempts 2.0 subs per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Karl Roberson faced Marvin Vettori and wound up walking away in defeat via rear naked choke in round 1. Vettori landed 60 of 79 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Roberson finished this fight landing 4 of 16 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Vettori landed 45 of 64, which gave him a rate of 70%. He ended up landing 45 of 64 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Roberson landed 25% of his significant strikes by sticking 4 of 16. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 4 of 16 aimed at the head. 4% of the significant strikes connected on by Vettori and 100% of them connected on by Roberson were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Brendan Allen, he went up against Sean Strickland and walked away with a loss via punches to the head in round 2. Strickland ended up landing 95% of his significant strikes at distance while Allen ended up connecting on 98% of his significant strikes at distance. Allen landed 56% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 51 of 90. He landed 28 of 63 significant strikes to the head. Strickland connected on 94 of 161 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 90 of 157 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that fight, Strickland ended up landing 106 of 176 while Allen ended up connecting on 53 of 92 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Danaa Batgerel fights Kevin Natividad. Batgerel looks to add a victory to his career total of 8-2-0. The 31-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Natividad measures 5'6" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-2-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 70". In the grappling category, Danaa Batgerel gets his opposition to the mat 0.40 times per 15 min and Kevin Natividad takes his opponents down 0.60 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Batgerel lands 5.66 strikes per min and connecting on 38% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Kevin Natividad, who tags his opponent on 24% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 2.57 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Johnny Munoz is set to take on Jamey Simmons. Simmons steps into the Octagon with a record of 7-3-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Munoz measures 5'9" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 10-1-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding takedowns, Jamey Simmons curbs 70% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 40% of his attempts. Munoz is taking his opponents down on 12% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 30% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Simmons is taking 2.08 strikes per min and he lands 0.52 strikes per min. Munoz, notwithstanding, is absorbing 1.40 strikes per min and connects on 3.27 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brendan Allen (-130)
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