Khalid Taha vs Sergey Morozov Pick, 7/17/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 31 Odds
Khalid Taha vs Sergey Morozov
UFC Vegas 31
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Khalid Taha will take on Sergey Morozov at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The line has Taha at -162 while Morozov is priced at +132.
Khalid "The Warrior" Taha walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-3-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 69". Sergey Morozov stands 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old reaches 67". Concerning significant strikes, Khalid Taha lands 2.86 per min and Sergey Morozov is connecting on 0.81 significant strikes per min. Taha is connecting on 35% of the significant strikes he throws and Morozov is connecting on 23%. Regarding defense, "The Warrior" takes 4.26 significant strikes per min and Morozov takes 2.89. Taha also stops 43% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Morozov is able to curb 39% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 31||Khalid Taha||Sergey Morozov|
|Average Fight Time||10:51||8:39|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.86||0.81|
Regarding wrestling, Khalid Taha is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 3 rds. Taha is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his tries and is stopping 61% of all takedown attempts. Morozov is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 54% of the tries against him. Regarding submission attempts, Taha is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.3 subs per 3 rounds while Morozov tries 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Khalid Taha fought Raoni Barcelos and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Barcelos ended up landing 129 of 219 total strikes attempted in that fight. Taha ended the night having landed 68 of 222 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Barcelos landed 120 of 207, which means his percentage was 57%. He landed 85 of 166 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Taha ended up landing 24% of his significant strikes by sticking 49 of 202. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 40 of 186 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Barcelos and 100% of them connected on by Taha were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Sergey Morozov, he faced off with Umar Nurmagomedov and wound up losing the fight via rear naked choke in round 2. Nurmagomedov ended up landing 72% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Morozov ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Morozov landed 23% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 7 of 30. He landed 2 of 20 significant strikes directed at the head. Nurmagomedov connected on 25 of 41 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 14 of 25 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Nurmagomedov landed 32 of 48 while Morozov was 8 of 31 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Miles Johns takes on Anderson Dos Santos. Johns holds a career record of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 66". Dos Santos stands 5'5" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 21-8-0. The 35-year-old stretches 70". In the grappling category, Miles Johns scores a takedown 1.21 times per 3 rds and Anderson Dos Santos takes his opponents down 1.30 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Johns lands 3.33 strikes per min and landing 48% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Anderson Dos Santos, who is landing 28% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 2.66 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Malcolm Gordon is set to battle Francisco Figueiredo. Figueiredo will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-3-1. The 31-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 69". Gordon stands in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 71". Concerning grappling, Francisco Figueiredo is stopping 80% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown tries on 66% of the times he tries. Gordon is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his tries and is able to stop 30% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Figueiredo is taking 2.07 strikes per minute and he is landing 1.93 strikes per minute. Gordon, notwithstanding, takes 3.87 strikes/minute and dishes out 0.55 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Khalid Taha (-162)
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