Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar Pick, 1/23/2021 Predictions UFC 257 Odds
Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Matt Frevola will take on Ottman Azaitar at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The opening line has Frevola at +135 while Azaitar is coming in at -155.
Matt "The SteamRolla" Frevola looks to add a win to his career total of 8-1-1. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Ottman "Bulldozer" Azaitar stands in at 5'8" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-0-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Concerning significant strikes, Matt Frevola is landing 3.19 per minute while Ottman Azaitar lands 8.43 significant strikes per minute. Frevola lands 39% of the significant strikes he throws while Azaitar connects on 57%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The SteamRolla" absorbs 3.47 significant strikes per min and "Bulldozer" takes 1.76. Frevola also stops 60% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Azaitar thwarts 67% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Matt Frevola is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he scores a takedown 3.30 times per 15 min. Frevola is scoring a takedown on 40% of his attempts and is defending 75% of all takedown attempts. Azaitar is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his takedown attempts and defending 100% of the tries against him. Regarding submission attempts, Frevola is the more skilled fighter by going for 1.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Azaitar goes for 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Matt Frevola fought Luis Pena and got a win for the night by split decision in round 3. Pena ended up landing 60 of 129 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Frevola finished this fight landing 51 of 115 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Pena ended up landing 51 of 120, which gave him a rate of 42%. He ended up landing 43 of 104 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Frevola ended up landing 43% of his significant strikes by sticking 48 of 110. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 27 of 82 to the head. 72% of the significant strikes connected on by Pena and 95% of them landed by Frevola were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ottman Azaitar, he battled Khama Worthy and wound up taking home the victory by a punch to the head in round 1. Worthy ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Azaitar landed 18% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Azaitar ended up landing 72% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 16 of 22. He landed 12 of 18 significant strikes directed at the head. Worthy landed 1 of 9 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 0 of 5 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Worthy ended up connecting on 1 of 9 while Azaitar landed 16 of 22 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Arman Tsarukyan takes on Nasrat Haqparast. Tsarukyan walks into the cage holding a record of 15-2-0. The 24-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Haqparast comes in at 5'10" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 12-3-0. The 25-year-old has a reach of 72". Regarding grappling, Arman Tsarukyan gets a takedown 1.33 times per 15 minutes while Nasrat Haqparast scores a takedown 0.22 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Tsarukyan lands an average of 3.36 strikes per min and is connecting on 43% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Nasrat Haqparast, who connects on 47% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 5.63 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Antonio Carlos Junior is set to square up against Brad Tavares. Tavares comes into this bout with a mark of 17-7-0. The 33-year-old weighs 185 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Carlos Junior stands in at 6'2" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 11-4-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 79". When it comes to takedowns, Brad Tavares is able to deflect 77% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is getting his opponent to the mat on 27% of the times he tries. Carlos Junior is taking his opponents to the mat on 44% of his tries and is able to thwart 53% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Tavares absorbs 2.76 strikes per minute and he connects on 3.00 strikes/min. Carlos Junior, on the other hand, is taking 1.98 strikes/min and is dealing 1.91 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottman Azaitar (-155)
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