Marc-Andre Barriault vs Abu Azaitar Pick, 3/27/2021 Predictions UFC 260 Odds
Marc-Andre Barriault vs Abu Azaitar
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Marc-Andre Barriault will take on Abu Azaitar at UFC 260 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The moneyline has Barriault coming in at -115 while Azaitar is at -105.
Marc-Andre "Powerbar" Barriault steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Abu "Captain Morocco" Azaitar stands 5'9" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 14-2-1. The 35-year-old stretches 76". Regarding significant strikes, Marc-Andre Barriault lands 4.25 per minute while Abu Azaitar is connecting on 3.20 significant strikes per minute. Barriault connects on 46% of the significant strikes he throws while Azaitar connects on 37%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Powerbar" absorbs 4.12 significant strikes per minute and "Captain Morocco" takes 1.27. Barriault also thwarts 57% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Azaitar is able to deflect 57% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 260||Marc-Andre Barriault||Abu Azaitar|
|Average Fight Time||13:43||15:00|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.25||3.20|
Regarding grappling, Marc-Andre Barriault is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.55 times per 3 rounds. Barriault is taking his opponents to the canvas on 28% of his tries and is stuffing 69% of all takedowns attempted on him. Azaitar is getting his opponent to the mat on 80% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 25% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Barriault is the more capable fighter by going for 0.7 submissions per 15 minutes while Azaitar tries 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Marc-Andre Barriault went up against Oskar Piechota and the fight was deemed a no contest because of a failed drug test by Barriault after the fight. Piechota ended up landing 38 of 85 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Barriault walked away from this fight having landed 74 of 137 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Piechota ended up landing 37 of 84, which gave him a percentage of 44%. He ended up landing 27 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Barriault landed 54% of his significant strikes by sticking 74 of 137. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 61 of 121 to the head. 89% of the significant strikes connected on by Piechota and 50% of them connected on by Barriault were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Abu Azaitar, he faced off with Vitor Miranda and wound up taking home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Miranda connected on 63% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Azaitar connected on 62% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Azaitar connected on 37% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 48 of 128. He landed 33 of 109 significant strikes aimed at the head. Miranda ended up landing 19 of 45 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 10 of 32 to the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Miranda was 63 of 91 while Azaitar connected on 135 of 226 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jessica Penne squares up with Hannah Goldy. Penne will be looking to add a win to her record of 12-6-0. The 38-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Goldy measures 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 5-1-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 61". In the grappling category, Jessica Penne gets a takedown 1.58 times per 15 min while Hannah Goldy takes her opponents to the canvas 0.50 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Penne is connecting on 2.46 strikes per min and landing 33% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Hannah Goldy, who is landing 46% of the strikes she attempts and lands an average of 6.53 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Miranda Maverick is set to square up in the Octagon against Gillian Robertson. Robertson will be looking to add a win to her career record of 9-5-0. The 25-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Maverick stands in at 5'3" and weighs 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 10-2-0. The 23-year-old reaches 65". Concerning wrestling, Gillian Robertson is able to stop 30% of her opponents takedown tries and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 46% of her tries. Maverick is finishing her takedown tries on 30% of the attempts she tries and thwarts 60% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Robertson is taking 2.10 strikes/min while she lands 2.05 strikes per minute. Maverick, in contrast, is taking 6.00 strikes/min and is connecting on 9.80 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marc-Andre Barriault (-115)
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