Kyung Ho Kang vs Rani Yahya Pick, 7/31/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 33 Odds
Kyung Ho Kang vs Rani Yahya
UFC Vegas 33
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Kyung Ho Kang will face off with Rani Yahya at UFC Vegas 33 on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The opener has Kang priced at -142 while Yahya is priced at +116.
Kyung "Mr. Perfect" Ho Kang looks to add a win to his total of 17-8-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Rani Yahya measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 27-10-1. The 36-year-old stretches 67". Regarding significant strikes, Kyung Ho Kang is landing 2.52 per minute while Rani Yahya is landing 1.57 significant strikes per minute. Ho Kang is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he tries and Yahya is landing 37%. In terms of defending themselves, "Mr. Perfect" takes 2.43 significant strikes per min and Yahya allows 1.70. Ho Kang also stops 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Yahya is able to thwart 50% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 33||Kyung Ho Kang||Rani Yahya|
|Average Fight Time||12:32||9:58|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.52||1.57|
Regarding takedowns, Kyung Ho Kang is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 2.53 times per 3 rounds. Ho Kang is taking his opponents to the canvas on 59% of his attempts and stopping 71% of the takedowns his opponents try. Yahya is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of the takedowns he tries and defending 24% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Ho Kang is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 1.1 finishes per 15 minutes while Yahya tries 2.0 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Kyung Ho Kang fought Pingyuan Liu and wound up taking home the victory by split decision in round 3. Liu ended up landing 114 of 149 total strikes attempted in that contest. Kang ended the night having landed 108 of 153 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Liu ended up landing 25 of 53, which means his percentage was 47%. He finished the fight landing 16 of 42 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Kang landed 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 20 of 40. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 17 of 37 pointed at the head. 32% of the significant strikes landed by Liu and 40% of them landed by Kang were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Rani Yahya, he went up against Ray Rodriguez and took home the victory by way of an arm triangle from half guard in round 2. Rodriguez connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Yahya connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Yahya ended up connecting on 61% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 8 of 13. He landed 0 of 3 significant strikes aimed at the head. Rodriguez landed 3 of 18 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 2 of 16 directed at the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Rodriguez ended up connecting on 15 of 35 while Yahya was 42 of 65 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Sam Alvey enters the Octagon with Roman Kopylov. Alvey comes into this bout holding a record of 33-15-1. The 35-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter reaches 75". Kopylov stands 6'0" and will fight at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 75". When it comes to grappling, Sam Alvey takes his opponents to the mat 0.07 times per 15 min while Roman Kopylov gets a takedown 0.50 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Alvey lands an average of 3.20 strikes per minute and is landing 43% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Roman Kopylov, who is connecting on 38% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 2.64 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Jason Witt is set to clash with Bryan Barberena. Barberena looks to add a victory to his career record of 15-7-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 72". Witt measures in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 18-7-0. The 34-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In the category of takedowns, Bryan Barberena is stopping 60% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown tries on 28% of his tries. Witt is finishing his takedowns on 50% of the tries he takes and curbs 40% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Barberena takes 4.70 strikes per minute and he is connecting on 5.48 strikes/minute. Witt, on the contrary, takes 2.68 strikes/min and is landing 3.16 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kyung Ho Kang (-142)
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