Marlon Vera vs Davey Grant Pick, 6/19/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 29 Odds
Marlon Vera vs Davey Grant
UFC Vegas 29
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Marlon Vera will face off against Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The opener has Vera priced at -235 while Grant is at +195.
Marlon "Chito" Vera comes into this fight holding a mark of 16-7-1. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 70". Davey "Dangerous" Grant comes in at 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-4-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Marlon Vera is landing 3.65 per min while Davey Grant is connecting on 3.93 significant strikes per min. Vera lands 49% of the significant strikes he attempts while Grant connects on 47%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Chito" absorbs 3.95 significant strikes per min while "Dangerous" absorbs 2.47. Vera also stops 52% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Grant is able to curb 63% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 29||Marlon Vera||Davey Grant|
|Average Fight Time||10:47||10:15|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.65||3.93|
In terms of takedowns, Marlon Vera is not as effective of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.78 times per 3 rounds. Vera is taking his opponents to the canvas on 37% of the times he tries and stuffing 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. Grant is finishing his takedowns on 45% of his takedown tries and defending 66% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of going for the submission, Vera is the more skilled technician by trying 1.1 submissions per 15 min while Grant tries 0.2 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Marlon Vera fought Jose Aldo and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Aldo ended up landing 60 of 86 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Vera finished this fight landing 92 of 133 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Aldo landed 44 of 70, which means his percentage was 62%. He ended up landing 17 of 38 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Vera landed 56% of his significant strikes by landing 46 of 82. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 8 of 33 to the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Aldo and 73% of them connected on by Vera were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Davey Grant, he fought Jonathan Martinez and ended up winning this fight via a punch to the head in round 2. Martinez ended up landing 89% of his significant strikes at distance while Grant connected on 95% of his significant strikes at distance. Grant ended up connecting on 43% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 48 of 110. He landed 14 of 64 significant strikes to the head. Martinez ended up connecting on 29 of 71 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 16 of 57 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Martinez connected on 29 of 71 while Grant was 49 of 111 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Matt Brown faces off against Dhiego Lima. Brown comes into this bout with a mark of 24-18-0. The 40-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Lima stands in at 6'2" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 17-7-0. The 32-year-old reaches 75". In terms of takedowns, Matt Brown is able to score a takedown 1.56 times per 15 min and Dhiego Lima takes his opponents to the canvas 1.38 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Brown tags his opponents 3.69 strikes/min and connects on 54% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Dhiego Lima, who is connecting on 38% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.14 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when SeungWoo Choi is set to square up against Julian Erosa. Erosa comes into this fight with a record of 25-9-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 74". Choi measures 6'0" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 9-3-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 74". Regarding takedowns, Julian Erosa prevents 58% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 54% of his tries. Choi is taking his opponents down on 57% of the attempts he tries and thwarts 66% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Erosa takes 5.72 strikes per min while he is dishing out 5.07 per min. Choi, at the same time, absorbs 2.45 strikes/min and is connecting on 3.17 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Davey Grant (+195)
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