Luke Sanders vs Felipe Colares Pick, 5/1/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 25 Odds
Luke Sanders vs Felipe Colares
UFC Vegas 25
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Luke Sanders will face off against Felipe Colares at UFC Vegas 25 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The opening line has Sanders priced at -155 while Colares is at +135.
Luke "Cool Hand" Sanders looks to add a victory to his total of 13-4-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 67". Felipe "Cabocao" Colares stands 5'8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Luke Sanders connects on 6.21 per minute while Felipe Colares connects on 1.13 significant strikes per min. Sanders is landing 51% of the significant strikes he attempts and Colares connects on 42%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Cool Hand" allows 4.11 significant strikes per min and "Cabocao" allows 3.00. Sanders also stops 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Colares is able to thwart 32% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 25||Luke Sanders||Felipe Colares|
|Average Fight Time||6:24||15:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.21||1.13|
Regarding wrestling, Luke Sanders is the not as competent as a grappler as he scores a takedown 0.31 times per 15 minutes. Sanders is scoring a takedown on 20% of the times he tries and is stopping 66% of all takedown tries against him. Colares is scoring a takedown on 25% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 34% of the attempts against him. Regarding submission attempts, Sanders is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Colares goes for 1.0 finish per 15 minutes.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Luke Sanders faced Nate Maness and ended up walking away in defeat by way of rear naked choke in round 2. Maness ended up landing 38 of 75 total strikes attempted in that fight. Sanders walked away from this fight having landed 63 of 120 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Maness landed 33 of 70, giving him a percentage of 47%. He landed 27 of 62 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Sanders ended up landing 49% of his significant strikes by landing 55 of 112. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 40 of 90 pointed at the head. 84% of the significant strikes landed by Maness and 85% of them landed by Sanders were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Felipe Colares, he battled Montel Jackson and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Jackson landed 42% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Colares connected on 85% of his significant strikes at distance. Colares ended up connecting on 25% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 7 of 28. He connected on 2 of 17 significant strikes to the head. Jackson connected on 75 of 103 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 64 of 91 to the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that fight, Jackson connected on 96 of 130 and Colares was 8 of 31 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Poliana Botelho faces off with Luana Carolina. Botelho comes into this bout with a record of 8-3-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Carolina comes in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her total of 6-2-0. The 27-year-old stretches 69". In terms of takedowns, Poliana Botelho is able to score a takedown 0.89 times per 3 rds while Luana Carolina is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Botelho tags his opponents 3.00 strikes/min and is connecting on 56% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Luana Carolina, who is landing 50% of the strikes she has thrown and is landing 6.29 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Luana Pinheiro is set to enter the Octagon with Randa Markos. Markos has a record of 10-11-1. The 35-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 63". Pinheiro measures 5'2" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to her career total of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 62". In terms of grappling, Randa Markos is able to defend against 57% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 28% of her tries. Pinheiro is finishing her takedown tries on 30% of her tries and deflects 40% of all takedown tries against her. With regard to striking, Markos takes 3.20 strikes/min while she is landing 2.85 strikes per minute. Pinheiro, on the other hand, absorbs 1.43 strikes/min and dishes out 3.57 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Luke Sanders (-155)
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