Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas Pick, 1/23/2021 Predictions UFC 257 Odds
Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Marina Rodriguez will face off with Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The line has Rodriguez priced at +250 while Ribas is priced at -300.
Marina Rodriguez comes into this fight with a record of 12-1-2. The 33-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 65". Amanda Ribas measures in at 5'3" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her record of 10-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 66". With respect to significant strikes, Marina Rodriguez is connecting on 5.04 per min while Amanda Ribas is landing 4.71 significant strikes per minute. Rodriguez is landing 50% of the significant strikes she attempts while Ribas is landing 45%. In terms of defending themselves, Rodriguez absorbs 3.31 significant strikes per minute and Ribas takes 1.67. Rodriguez also stops 52% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt and Ribas deflects 73% of the strikes thrown her way.
Concerning wrestling, Marina Rodriguez is the lesser skilled wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.38 times per 3 rds. Rodriguez is finishing her takedown attempts on 33% of the times she tries and thwarting 61% of the takedowns her opponents try. Ribas is scoring a takedown on 54% of her takedown tries and is defending 85% of the attempts against her. Regarding subbing opponents, Rodriguez is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.2 subs per 15 minutes while Ribas looks to get 1.9 subs per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Marina Rodriguez went up against Carla Esparza and walked away with a loss by way of split decision in round 3. Esparza ended up landing 118 of 152 total strikes attempted in that fight. Rodriguez ended the night having landed 91 of 129 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Esparza landed 33 of 60, giving her a percentage of 55%. She landed 29 of 56 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Rodriguez ended up landing 52% of her significant strikes by landing 40 of 76. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 34 of 70 to the head. 12% of the significant strikes landed by Esparza and 37% of them connected on by Rodriguez were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Amanda Ribas, she battled Paige VanZant and wound up taking home the victory via an armbar in round 1. VanZant connected on 100% of her significant strikes at distance while Ribas ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Ribas ended up connecting on 85% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 6 of 7. She ended up landing 1 of 1 significant strikes directed at the head. VanZant connected on 3 of 5 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, she connected on 1 of 1 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that she threw in that fight, VanZant landed 4 of 6 and Ribas was 13 of 15 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Julianna Pena encounters Sara McMann. Pena looks to add a win to her career record of 10-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". McMann stands 5'6" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 12-5-0. The 40-year-old extends her reach 66". When it comes to grappling, Julianna Pena is able to score a takedown 2.73 times per 3 rds while Sara McMann is able to score a takedown 4.51 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Pena tags his opponents 2.80 strikes/minute and is landing 47% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Sara McMann, who connects on 46% of the strikes she attempts and connects on 2.39 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Conor McGregor is set to enter the Octagon against Dustin Poirier. Poirier holds a mark of 26-6-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 72". McGregor measures in at 5'9" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a record of 22-4-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 74". Concerning wrestling, Dustin Poirier is stopping 60% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 35% of his tries. McGregor is taking his opponents down on 62% of his attempts and thwarts 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Poirier takes 4.18 strikes/minute and he deals 5.57 per min. McGregor, notwithstanding, is taking 4.40 strikes/min and is dealing 5.43 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Amanda Ribas (-300)
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