Karl Roberson vs Nick Maximov Pick, 9/25/2021 Predictions UFC 266 Odds
Karl Roberson vs Nick Maximov
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Karl Roberson will enter the Octagon against Nick Maximov at UFC 266 on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The opening moneyline has Roberson priced at -112 while Maximov is at -108.
Karl "Baby K" Roberson will be looking to add a win to his career record of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Nick Maximov measures 6'0" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 6-0-0. The 23-year-old has a reach of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Karl Roberson lands 2.87 per min and Nick Maximov is landing 2.47 significant strikes per minute. Roberson is landing 51% of the significant strikes he throws and Maximov connects on 58%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Baby K" allows 2.38 significant strikes per min and Maximov absorbs 0.33. Roberson also prevents 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Maximov is able to stop 58% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 266||Karl Roberson||Nick Maximov|
|Average Fight Time||7:15||15:00|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.87||2.47|
In terms of takedowns, Karl Roberson is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.92 times per 3 rounds. Roberson is scoring a takedown on 57% of his tries and stopping 45% of the takedowns his opponents try. Maximov is finishing his takedowns on 40% of his takedown tries and stopping 20% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding subbing opponents, Roberson is the more capable fighter by trying 0.7 subs per 3 rds while Maximov looks to get 0.4 subs per 15 minutes.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Karl Roberson went up against Brendan Allen and walked away with a loss by way of an ankle lock after being dropped to the ground in round 1. Allen landed 15 of 22 total strikes that he let go. Roberson finished this fight landing 15 of 24 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Allen landed 9 of 16, giving him a percentage of 56%. He ended up landing 4 of 11 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Roberson ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 6 of 14. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 5 of 11 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Allen and 100% of them connected on by Roberson were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Nick Maximov, he battled Oscar Cota and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Cota ended up connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Maximov ended up connecting on 5% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Maximov landed 58% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 37 of 63. He connected on 30 of 56 significant strikes to the head. Cota ended up connecting on 5 of 12 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 4 of 11 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Cota ended up connecting on 59 of 74 and Maximov ended up landing 142 of 210 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jonathan Pearce encounters Omar Morales. Pearce will be looking to add a win to his career total of 10-4-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a reach of 71". Morales comes in at 5'11" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 11-1-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 73". When it comes to grappling, Jonathan Pearce takes his opponents to the canvas 5.91 times per 15 min while Omar Morales scores a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Pearce is connecting on 8.80 strikes per minute and is connecting on 55% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Omar Morales, who lands 37% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 3.66 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Lauren Murphy is set to encounter Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko will be looking to add a win to her record of 21-3-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 66". Murphy stands 5'5" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-4-0. The 38-year-old stretches 67". Regarding wrestling, Valentina Shevchenko is able to defend against 77% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 63% of the times she tries. Murphy is taking her opponents to the mat on 34% of the attempts she tries and curbs 70% of all takedown tries against her. With regard to striking, Shevchenko is absorbing 1.99 strikes per min while she lands 3.02 strikes per minute. Murphy, on the other side, is absorbing 4.25 strikes per minute and is dealing 3.95 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nick Maximov (-108)
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