Karol Rosa vs Joselyne Edwards Pick, 2/6/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 18 Odds
Karol Rosa vs Joselyne Edwards
UFC Vegas 18
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Karol Rosa will face off against Joselyne Edwards at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The opener has Rosa coming in at -245 while Edwards is priced at +205.
Karol Rosa holds a career mark of 13-3-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Joselyne "La Pantera" Edwards comes in at 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-2-0. The 25-year-old extends her reach 70". Concerning significant strikes, Karol Rosa is connecting on 9.70 per minute while Joselyne Edwards is landing 5.87 significant strikes per min. Rosa is landing 50% of the significant strikes she tries and Edwards is landing 49%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Rosa allows 7.00 significant strikes per minute and "La Pantera" absorbs 3.87. Rosa also deflects 50% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way and Edwards deflects 55% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 18||Karol Rosa||Joselyne Edwards|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||15:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||9.70||5.87|
In the grappling category, Karol Rosa is the better wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 1.00 time per 3 rounds. Rosa is getting her opponent to the mat on 50% of her tries and stuffing 79% of all takedown attempts. Edwards is getting her opponent to the mat on 25% of her takedown tries and is stuffing 50% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Rosa is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.7 subs per 3 rounds while Edwards attempts 1 submission per 15 min.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Karol Rosa faced Vanessa Melo and took home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Melo ended up landing 78 of 168 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Rosa finished this fight landing 177 of 289 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Melo ended up landing 45 of 135, giving her a percentage of 33%. She landed 22 of 103 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Rosa ended up landing 52% of her significant strikes by sticking 120 of 228. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 82 of 180 to the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Melo and 72% of them connected on by Rosa were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Joselyne Edwards, she faced off with Wu Yanan and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Yanan connected on 87% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Edwards connected on 81% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Edwards ended up connecting on 49% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 88 of 178. She ended up landing 44 of 105 significant strikes to the head. Yanan ended up connecting on 58 of 129 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 34 of 91 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Yanan was 70 of 148 while Edwards connected on 111 of 206 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Molly McCann squares up against Lara Procopio. McCann walks into the cage holding a record of 10-3-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 62". Procopio stands 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 6-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 67". Regarding grappling, Molly McCann takes her opponents to the mat 2.01 times per 3 rounds while Lara Procopio is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, McCann is connecting on 5.75 strikes/min and is landing 49% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Lara Procopio, who lands 56% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 11.00 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Alexander Volkov is set to square up against Alistair Overeem. Overeem looks to add a win to his career record of 47-18-0. The 40-year-old steps on the scale at 265 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 80". Volkov comes in at 6'7" and tips the scales at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 32-8-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 80". In terms of grappling, Alistair Overeem is stopping 73% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 56% of the times he tries. Volkov is taking his opponents to the mat on 70% of his tries and is able to curb 65% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Overeem is absorbing 2.33 strikes/min and he connects on 3.71 per minute. Volkov, notwithstanding, is taking 2.53 strikes per minute and is connecting on 4.76 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Karol Rosa (-245)
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