Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson Pick, 5/8/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 26 Odds
Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson
UFC Vegas 26
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Marina Rodriguez will battle Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The opener has Rodriguez priced at -200 while Waterson is at +170.
Marina Rodriguez comes into this fight with a record of 13-1-2. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 115 lbs. and measures 5' 6". The orthodox fighter stretches 65". Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson measures 5' 3" and weighs 115 lbs.. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 18-8-0. The 35-year-old stretches 62". When talking about significant strikes, Marina Rodriguez connects on 4.86 per min and Michelle Waterson is connecting on 3.58 significant strikes per min. Rodriguez lands 50% of the significant strikes she attempts and Waterson lands 49%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Rodriguez absorbs 3.16 significant strikes per min and "The Karate Hottie" takes 4.00. Rodriguez also curbs 53% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Waterson is able to deflect 49% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 26||Marina Rodriguez||Michelle Waterson|
|Average Fight Time||12:00||13:58|
|Height||5' 6"||5' 3"|
|Weight||115 lbs.||115 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.86||3.58|
Concerning wrestling, Marina Rodriguez is not as efficient of a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.36 times per 15 min. Rodriguez is getting her opponent to the mat on 33% of the times she tries and stuffing 59% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Waterson is getting her opponent to the mat on 34% of her takedown tries and defending 67% of the attempts against her. In terms of subbing the opposition, Rodriguez is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds while Waterson tries 0.9 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Marina Rodriguez fought Amanda Ribas and ended up getting the win by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Ribas ended up landing 35 of 57 total strikes attempted in that fight. Rodriguez finished this fight landing 26 of 52 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Ribas landed 7 of 23, which gave her a percentage of 30%. She landed 4 of 19 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Rodriguez landed 41% of her significant strikes by sticking 15 of 36. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she connected on 14 of 33 aimed at the head. 42% of the significant strikes landed by Ribas and 33% of them connected on by Rodriguez were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Michelle Waterson, she fought Angela Hill and ended up winning this fight via split decision in round 5. Hill landed 80% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Waterson connected on 85% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Waterson connected on 39% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 128 of 324. She ended up landing 65 of 234 significant strikes directed at the head. Hill landed 131 of 261 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, she landed 82 of 194 to the head. In regard to total strikes that she let go in that fight, Hill ended up connecting on 146 of 278 and Waterson was 162 of 361 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Neil Magny opposes Geoff Neal. Magny walks into the cage with a record of 24-9-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 170 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 80". Neal stands in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-3-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 75". In the wrestling category, Neil Magny takes his opponents down 2.46 times per 3 rounds and Geoff Neal takes his opponents to the canvas 0.50 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Magny is landing 3.67 strikes/minute and connects on 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Geoff Neal, who is connecting on 49% of the strikes he has attempted and lands an average of 4.94 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Marcos Rogerio de Lima is set to fight Maurice Greene. Greene looks to add a victory to his total of 9-6-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 258 lbs and measures in at 6'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Rogerio de Lima stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 253 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 17-8-1. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 75". Concerning grappling, Maurice Greene deflects 28% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 40% of his tries. Rogerio de Lima is finishing his takedowns on 60% of his tries and is able to curb 43% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Greene is taking 4.37 strikes/min and he connects on 4.12 per minute. Rogerio de Lima, at the same time, is absorbing 2.53 strikes per minute and is dishing out 3.78 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michelle Waterson (+170)
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