Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar Pick, 1/16/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 1 Odds
Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar
UFC on ABC 1
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Max Holloway will take on Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The opening moneyline has Holloway priced at -155 while Kattar is at +135.
Max "Blessed" Holloway looks to add a victory to his career record of 21-6-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Calvin Kattar Kattar stands 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 22-4-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 72". Regarding significant strikes, Max Holloway is landing 6.47 per minute while Calvin Kattar connects on 5.01 significant strikes per min. Holloway is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he tries while Kattar is landing 41%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Blessed" allows 4.52 significant strikes per min while Kattar absorbs 5.66. Holloway also deflects 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Kattar is able to curb 56% of them.
In the grappling category, Max Holloway is the lesser skilled grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.22 times per 15 min. Holloway is taking his opponents to the canvas on 83% of the times he tries and is stopping 83% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Kattar is finishing his takedown tries on 37% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 88% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Holloway is the more able fighter by going for 0.4 subs per 3 rounds while Kattar goes for 0.2 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Max Holloway fought Alexander Volkanovski and ended up losing the fight by way of split decision in round 5. Volkanovski landed 139 of 275 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Holloway finished this fight landing 111 of 277 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Volkanovski landed 137 of 272, which gave him a percentage of 50%. He landed 64 of 161 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Holloway landed 38% of his significant strikes by connecting on 102 of 268. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 44 of 167 aimed at the head. 99% of the significant strikes landed by Volkanovski and 93% of them connected on by Holloway were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Calvin Kattar, he fought Dan Ige and wound up taking home the win by unanimous decision in round 5. Ige ended up connecting on 97% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Kattar ended up landing 90% of his significant strikes at distance. Kattar ended up connecting on 40% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 105 of 260. He connected on 70 of 211 significant strikes directed at the head. Ige ended up landing 84 of 218 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 37 of 150 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Ige ended up connecting on 87 of 221 and Kattar ended up landing 107 of 262 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Carlos Condit encounters Matt Brown. Condit will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 31-13-0. The 36-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Brown measures 6'0" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 24-17-0. The 40-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding grappling, Carlos Condit is averaging a takedown 0.55 times per 15 min and Matt Brown scores a takedown 1.60 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Condit lands an average of 3.69 strikes/minute and lands 39% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Matt Brown, who lands 54% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 3.81 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Li Jingliang is set to face off with Santiago Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio steps into the cage holding a mark of 28-3-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Jingliang stands 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 17-6-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 71". Concerning grappling, Santiago Ponzinibbio is stopping 60% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 44% of the times he tries. Jingliang is taking his opponents to the mat on 39% of his attempts and prevents 59% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Ponzinibbio takes 4.02 strikes per min while he is dishing out 4.27 strikes per minute. Jingliang, on the contrary, is taking 3.69 strikes/min and connects on 4.51 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Max Holloway (-155)
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