Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo Pick, 5/15/2021 Predictions UFC 262 Odds
Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Katlyn Chookagian will battle Viviane Araujo at UFC 262 on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The opening moneyline has Chookagian at -140 while Araujo is at +120.
Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian holds a career record of 15-4-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Viviane "Vivi" Araujo stands 5'4" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her total of 10-2-0. The 34-year-old extends her reach 68". Regarding significant strikes, Katlyn Chookagian is connecting on 4.22 per min and Viviane Araujo is landing 4.97 significant strikes per min. Chookagian connects on 34% of the significant strikes she attempts and Araujo connects on 48%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Blonde Fighter" takes 4.23 significant strikes per minute and "Vivi" takes 4.84. Chookagian also stops 63% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Araujo stops 60% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC 262||Katlyn Chookagian||Viviane Araujo|
|Average Fight Time||13:50||14:10|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.22||4.97|
In the wrestling category, Katlyn Chookagian is not as effective of a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.27 times per 15 minutes. Chookagian is scoring a takedown on 15% of her tries and defending 51% of the takedowns her opponents try. Araujo is scoring a takedown on 64% of the takedowns she tries and is stuffing 94% of all takedowns attempted on her. In terms of submissions, Chookagian is the more capable of the two fighters by attempting 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Araujo attempts 0.2 finishes per 3 rds.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Katlyn Chookagian faced Cynthia Calvillo and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Calvillo landed 60 of 197 total strikes attempted in that contest. Chookagian walked away from this fight having landed 69 of 230 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Calvillo landed 60 of 197, giving her a percentage of 30%. She ended up landing 31 of 134 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Chookagian ended up landing 30% of her significant strikes by sticking 69 of 230. Out of those significant strikes, she was 45 of 190 aimed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Calvillo and 98% of them landed by Chookagian were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Viviane Araujo, she battled Roxanne Modafferi and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Modafferi landed 97% of her significant strikes at distance while Araujo ended up landing 98% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Araujo ended up connecting on 43% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 86 of 198. She landed 79 of 187 significant strikes directed at the head. Modafferi landed 46 of 184 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she ended up landing 40 of 177 directed at the head. Discussing the strikes she fired off in this contest, Modafferi was 49 of 193 and Araujo ended up landing 100 of 214 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Charles Oliveira takes on Michael Chandler. Oliveira has a record of 30-8-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Chandler comes in at 5'8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 22-5-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 71". In the wrestling category, Charles Oliveira scores a takedown 2.64 times per 15 minutes while Michael Chandler scores a takedown 2.37 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Oliveira tags his opponents 3.22 strikes/minute and connects on 52% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Michael Chandler, who lands 49% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 4.29 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Beneil Dariush is set to square up with Tony Ferguson. Ferguson steps into the Octagon holding a record of 26-5-0. The 37-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Dariush measures 5'10" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 20-4-1. The 32-year-old extends his reach 72". In terms of grappling, Tony Ferguson is able to defend against 70% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 42% of his tries. Dariush is finishing his takedowns on 32% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 81% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Ferguson is taking 3.94 strikes per minute and he connects on 5.46 per minute. Dariush, at the same time, is absorbing 2.72 strikes per minute and deals 4.00 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Katlyn Chookagian (-140)
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