Maurice Greene vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima Pick, 5/8/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 26 Odds
Maurice Greene vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
UFC Vegas 26
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Maurice Greene will enter the Octagon against Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The opener has Greene priced at +165 while Lima is coming in at -190.
Maurice "The Crochet Boss" 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". Marcos "Pezao" 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". Regarding significant strikes, Maurice Greene is landing 4.12 per min and Marcos Rogerio de Lima connects on 3.78 significant strikes per min. Greene is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempts while Rogerio de Lima is landing 54%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Crochet Boss" absorbs 4.37 significant strikes per min while "Pezao" absorbs 2.53. Greene also defends against 45% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Rogerio de Lima is able to stop 54% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 26||Maurice Greene||Marcos Rogerio de Lima|
|Average Fight Time||7:31||5:19|
|Weight||258 lbs||253 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.12||3.78|
Regarding grappling, Maurice Greene is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.30 times per 3 rounds. Greene is scoring a takedown on 40% of his attempts and is stopping 28% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Rogerio de Lima is finishing his takedown attempts on 60% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 43% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Greene is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.6 finishes per 3 rounds while Rogerio de Lima attempts 0.7 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Maurice Greene went up against Greg Hardy and walked away with a loss via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 2. Hardy ended up landing 56 of 85 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Greene finished this fight landing 17 of 37 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Hardy ended up landing 46 of 74, which means his percentage was 62%. He ended up landing 32 of 55 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Greene ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes by landing 17 of 37. Of all the significant strikes, he was 6 of 21 pointed at the head. 41% of the significant strikes landed by Hardy and 94% of them landed by Greene were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Marcos Rogerio de Lima, he went up against Alexandr Romanov and wound up walking away in defeat via a forearm choke from half guard in round 1. Romanov ended up landing 0% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Lima ended up connecting on 66% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Lima ended up connecting on 62% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 18 of 29. He connected on 7 of 17 significant strikes directed at the head. Romanov ended up connecting on 6 of 7 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 3 of 3 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Romanov connected on 10 of 12 and Lima connected on 27 of 39 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Diego Ferreira squares up against Gregor Gillespie. Ferreira comes into this fight holding a mark of 17-3-0. The 36-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Gillespie comes in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 13-1-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 71". In terms of takedowns, Diego Ferreira takes his opponents to the canvas 0.89 times per 3 rounds and Gregor Gillespie scores a takedown 7.02 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Ferreira lands an average of 4.85 strikes per minute and connecting on 37% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Gregor Gillespie, who is landing 49% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 3.58 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Philipe Lins is set to battle Ben Rothwell. Rothwell walks into the Octagon with a mark of 38-13-0. The 39-year-old is fighting at 265 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 78". Lins measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 240 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 14-5-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 78". In terms of grappling, Ben Rothwell is able to curb 69% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the times he tries. Lins is taking his opponents to the mat on 30% of the tries he takes and deflects 50% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Rothwell is taking 4.57 strikes/minute and he connects on 3.55 per minute. Lins, on the contrary, is absorbing 3.68 strikes per min and connects on 2.66 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marcos Rogerio de Lima (-190)
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