Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Danilo Marques Pick, 6/26/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 30 Odds
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Danilo Marques
UFC Vegas 30
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Kennedy Nzechukwu will face off with Danilo Marques at UFC Vegas 30 on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The opening odds have Nzechukwu coming in at -115 while Marques is at -105.
Kennedy "African Savage" Nzechukwu will be looking to add a victory to his total of 8-1-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'5". The southpaw fighter stretches 83". Danilo Marques measures in at 6'6" and will fight at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 11-2-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 77". In terms of significant strikes, Kennedy Nzechukwu is landing 5.38 per min while Danilo Marques lands 1.81 significant strikes per minute. Nzechukwu is landing 43% of the significant strikes he attempts while Marques lands 88%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "African Savage" takes 5.80 significant strikes per min and Marques absorbs 1.41. Nzechukwu also prevents 48% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Marques deflects 50% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 30||Kennedy Nzechukwu||Danilo Marques|
|Average Fight Time||10:53||12:26|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.38||1.81|
Concerning grappling, Kennedy Nzechukwu is not as efficient of a grappler as he scores a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rds. Nzechukwu is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his tries and is stopping 78% of all takedowns attempted on him. Marques is finishing his takedown tries on 34% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 40% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Nzechukwu is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Marques tries 1.2 submissions per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Kennedy Nzechukwu fought Carlos Ulberg and ended up getting the victory in the fight via a punch to the head in round 2. Ulberg landed 146 of 227 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Nzechukwu finished this fight landing 84 of 150 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Ulberg ended up landing 146 of 227, which gave him a percentage of 64%. He finished the fight landing 101 of 175 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Nzechukwu ended up landing 55% of his significant strikes by sticking 82 of 148. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 81 of 144 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Ulberg and 87% of them connected on by Nzechukwu were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Danilo Marques, he battled Mike Rodriguez and ended up getting the win by rear naked choke in round 2. Rodriguez connected on 68% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Marques connected on 6% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Marques ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 29 of 29. He connected on 27 of 27 significant strikes to the head. Rodriguez ended up landing 16 of 24 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 3 of 7 to the head. Discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Rodriguez landed 34 of 43 while Marques ended up landing 55 of 58 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Andre Fili encounters Daniel Pineda. Fili walks into the cage holding a mark of 21-8-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Pineda stands in at 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 27-14-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 69". In the grappling category, Andre Fili takes his opponents down 2.50 times per 15 min while Daniel Pineda scores a takedown 1.55 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Fili lands 3.73 strikes/minute and is connecting on 36% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Daniel Pineda, who lands 49% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.41 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Nicolas Dalby is set to face off with Tim Means. Means holds a mark of 31-12-1. The 37-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and measures 6'2". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Dalby measures 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 19-3-1. The 36-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding wrestling, Tim Means is able to stop 64% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown tries on 41% of his attempts. Dalby is finishing his takedowns on 33% of the attempts he tries and prevents 63% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Means is absorbing 3.58 strikes per min while he is dealing 5.16 strikes per minute. Dalby, on the other side, is taking 3.57 strikes per minute and connects on 3.20 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kennedy Nzechukwu (-115)
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