Ketlen Vieira vs Yana Kunitskaya Pick, 2/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 19 Odds
Ketlen Vieira vs Yana Kunitskaya
UFC Vegas 19
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Ketlen Vieira will enter the Octagon with Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The line has Vieira coming in at -265 while Kunitskaya is at +225.
Ketlen "Fenomeno" Vieira steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-1-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Yana Kunitskaya comes in at 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 13-5-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 68". In terms of significant strikes, Ketlen Vieira is landing 3.10 per minute while Yana Kunitskaya lands 4.49 significant strikes per min. Vieira is connecting on 36% of the significant strikes she tries and Kunitskaya lands 54%. Regarding defense, "Fenomeno" allows 3.98 significant strikes per min and Kunitskaya allows 3.17. Vieira also stops 56% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Kunitskaya curbs 51% of the shots thrown in her direction.
|UFC Vegas 19||Ketlen Vieira||Yana Kunitskaya|
|Average Fight Time||12:21||11:48|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.10||4.49|
When it comes to grappling, Ketlen Vieira is not as efficient of a wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 2.02 times per 3 rounds. Vieira is getting her opponent to the mat on 52% of her tries and is stuffing 92% of the takedowns her opponents try. Kunitskaya is getting her opponent to the mat on 53% of the takedowns she tries and is defending 33% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Vieira is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.6 subs per 3 rds while Kunitskaya tries 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In her previous fight, Ketlen Vieira faced Sijara Eubanks and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Eubanks ended up landing 72 of 152 total strikes that she threw in that contest. Vieira finished this fight landing 93 of 203 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Eubanks ended up landing 69 of 149, giving her a percentage of 46%. She ended up landing 34 of 102 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Vieira landed 39% of her significant strikes by sticking 68 of 171. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 65 of 165 to the head. 94% of the significant strikes landed by Eubanks and 97% of them connected on by Vieira were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Yana Kunitskaya, she fought Julija Stoliarenko and got a win for the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Stoliarenko connected on 83% of her significant strikes at distance while Kunitskaya connected on 18% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Kunitskaya connected on 75% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 43 of 57. She connected on 20 of 34 significant strikes to the head. Stoliarenko landed 6 of 26 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 5 of 23 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes thrown, Stoliarenko was 30 of 50 while Kunitskaya landed 209 of 254 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Curtis Blaydes squares up with Derrick Lewis. Blaydes will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 14-2-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 265 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 80". Lewis measures 6'3" and steps on the scale at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 24-7-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 79". In the wrestling category, Curtis Blaydes is able to score a takedown 6.98 times per 3 rounds and Derrick Lewis takes his opponents to the canvas 0.54 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Blaydes is landing 3.55 strikes per minute and landing 53% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Derrick Lewis, who tags his opponent on 50% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 2.64 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Darrick Minner is set to face off against Charles Rosa. Rosa holds a record of 13-4-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The switch fighter has an arm span of 69". Minner stands in at 5'7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 25-11-0. The 30-year-old stretches 69". Concerning grappling, Charles Rosa is stopping 45% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of his tries. Minner is finishing his takedowns on 33% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Rosa takes 3.90 strikes/min while he dishes out 3.41 strikes/minute. Minner, at the same time, absorbs 2.00 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.61 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ketlen Vieira (-265)
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