Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Alves Pick, 11/13/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 42 Odds
Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Alves
UFC Vegas 42
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Marc Diakiese will face off with Rafael Alves at UFC Vegas 42 on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The opening odds have Diakiese priced at -150 while Alves is at +125.
Sean "The Sniper" Woodson steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-4-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Collin Anglin measures 5'8" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 19-10-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". When talking about significant strikes, Marc Diakiese connects on 3.08 per minute while Rafael Alves is connecting on 2.01 significant strikes per minute. Diakiese is landing 39% of the significant strikes he attempts and Alves is landing 46%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Bonecrusher" takes 2.79 significant strikes per min while "The Turn" absorbs 3.71. Diakiese also stops 54% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Alves is able to thwart 56% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 42||Marc Diakiese||Rafael Alves|
|Average Fight Time||12:19||11:28|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.08||2.01|
Regarding takedowns, Marc Diakiese is the more productive grappler as he scores a takedown 2.16 times per 15 min. Diakiese is scoring a takedown on 36% of his attempts and is stuffing 62% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Alves is scoring a takedown on 30% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 50% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Diakiese is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Alves tries 1.3 finishes per 15 min.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Marc Diakiese faced Rafael Fiziev and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Fiziev landed 82 of 128 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Diakiese walked away from this fight having landed 73 of 153 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Fiziev landed 78 of 124, which gave him a rate of 62%. He landed 28 of 65 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Diakiese ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes by connecting on 68 of 148. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 31 of 105 pointed at the head. 85% of the significant strikes connected on by Fiziev and 97% of them landed by Diakiese were done at distance.
In the last fight for Rafael Alves, he battled Damir Ismagulov and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Ismagulov ended up connecting on 66% of his significant strikes at distance while Alves ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Alves landed 47% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 30 of 63. He ended up connecting on 20 of 50 significant strikes to the head. Ismagulov landed 56 of 126 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 30 of 91 to the head. When discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Ismagulov ended up connecting on 141 of 220 while Alves connected on 36 of 69 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Kennedy Nzechukwu squares up with Da-Un Jung. Nzechukwu walks into the Octagon with a record of 9-1-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'5". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 83". Jung measures in at 6'4" and will fight at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 14-2-1. The 27-year-old has a reach of 78". When it comes to grappling, Kennedy Nzechukwu takes his opponents to the mat 0.60 times per 15 minutes while Da-Un Jung takes his opponents down 2.79 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Nzechukwu tags his opponents 5.00 strikes per min and connecting on 42% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Da-Un Jung, who is landing 45% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.95 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Leah Letson is set to square up in the Octagon with Felicia Spencer. Spencer steps into the cage holding a record of 8-3-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Letson stands in at 5'7" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 5-2-0. The 29-year-old stretches 71". In terms of wrestling, Felicia Spencer is preventing 30% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 10% of her tries. Letson is taking her opponents to the mat on 30% of the attempts she tries and is able to curb 90% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Spencer takes 5.32 strikes/min and she lands 3.05 strikes/minute. Letson, on the other hand, is absorbing 3.80 strikes per minute and is landing 4.87 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rafael Alves (+125)
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