Luis Saldana vs Jordan Griffin Pick, 4/10/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 2 Odds
Luis Saldana vs Jordan Griffin
UFC on ABC 2
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Luis Saldana will battle Jordan Griffin at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The opener has Saldana coming in at -140 while Griffin is at +120.
Luis Saldana has a mark of 14-6-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Jordan "Native Psycho" Griffin comes in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 18-8-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In the category of significant strikes, Luis Saldana lands 7.17 per min while Jordan Griffin connects on 2.60 significant strikes per min. Saldana is landing 59% of the significant strikes he throws and Griffin is landing 46%. In terms of defending in the cage, Saldana absorbs 1.21 significant strikes per minute and "Native Psycho" allows 3.18. Saldana also thwarts 78% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Griffin is able to stop 48% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC on ABC 2||Luis Saldana||Jordan Griffin|
|Average Fight Time||10:44||11:31|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||7.17||2.60|
When it comes to grappling, Luis Saldana is the lesser skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rounds. Saldana is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his tries and thwarting 30% of all takedown attempts. Griffin is finishing his takedown tries on 23% of his takedown tries and is defending 42% of the tries against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Saldana is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.7 finishes per 3 rds while Griffin goes for 1.8 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Luis Saldana went up against Vince Murdock and took home the victory by punches to the head from the mount position in round 3. Murdock ended up landing 13 of 60 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Saldana finished this fight landing 79 of 132 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Murdock ended up landing 13 of 60, which gave him a percentage of 21%. He finished the fight landing 4 of 47 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Saldana ended up landing 59% of his significant strikes by sticking 77 of 130. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 47 of 87 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Murdock and 74% of them connected on by Saldana were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Jordan Griffin, he squared up with Youssef Zalal and was defeated by unanimous decision in round 3. Zalal connected on 79% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Griffin landed 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Griffin connected on 40% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 28 of 69. He ended up connecting on 26 of 67 significant strikes directed at the head. Zalal ended up connecting on 59 of 112 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 42 of 85 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he threw in that fight, Zalal ended up landing 70 of 123 and Griffin ended up connecting on 33 of 74 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Da-Un Jung opposes William Knight. Jung walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-2-1. The 27-year-old weighs 205 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Knight stands in at 5'10" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 9-1-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 73". Regarding grappling, Da-Un Jung takes his opponents down 0.56 times per 3 rounds while William Knight is able to score a takedown 3.76 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Jung lands an average of 5.06 strikes/min and lands 43% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is William Knight, who lands 76% of the strikes he attempts and lands 4.69 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Sasha Palatnikov is set to encounter Impa Kasanganay. Kasanganay will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Palatnikov measures in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 6-2-0. The 32-year-old stretches 72". Concerning wrestling, Impa Kasanganay is able to curb 63% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 83% of his attempts. Palatnikov is taking his opponents to the mat on 80% of the tries he takes and curbs 88% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Kasanganay takes 3.52 strikes/min while he lands 5.36 strikes per min. Palatnikov, at the same time, is absorbing 7.74 strikes/min and lands 9.78 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Luis Saldana (-140)
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