Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso Pick, 2/13/2021 Predictions UFC 258 Odds
Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Maycee Barber will battle Alexa Grasso at UFC 258 on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The odds have Barber priced at +120 while Grasso is at -140.
Maycee "The Future" Barber walks into the cage with a record of 8-1-0. The 22-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The switch fighter stretches 65". Alexa Grasso comes in at 5'5" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old stretches 66". When talking about significant strikes, Maycee Barber is landing 6.02 per minute and Alexa Grasso is landing 5.35 significant strikes per minute. Barber connects on 60% of the significant strikes she tries and Grasso lands 42%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "The Future" takes 3.15 significant strikes per minute and Grasso takes 3.76. Barber also defends 49% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Grasso is able to defend against 63% of the shots thrown in her direction.
|UFC 258||Maycee Barber||Alexa Grasso|
|Average Fight Time||9:28||13:15|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.02||5.35|
In terms of wrestling, Maycee Barber is the more effective grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.95 times per 15 min. Barber is getting her opponent to the mat on 30% of the times she tries and defending 80% of all takedown attempts. Grasso is taking her opponents to the canvas on 40% of her takedown tries and stopping 63% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, Barber is less apt at going for the finish by going for 0.3 submissions per 3 rds while Grasso tries 0.5 submissions per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Maycee Barber faced Roxanne Modafferi and was on the losing end of this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Modafferi ended up landing 112 of 155 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Barber ended the night having landed 25 of 45 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Modafferi ended up landing 19 of 43, which gave her a rate of 44%. She landed 17 of 41 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Barber ended up landing 51% of her significant strikes by sticking 16 of 31. Of all the significant strikes, she connected on 15 of 29 to the head. 57% of the significant strikes landed by Modafferi and 56% of them landed by Barber were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Alexa Grasso, she fought Ji Yeon Kim and wound up taking home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Kim landed 95% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Grasso landed 92% of her significant strikes at distance. Grasso landed 48% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 88 of 182. She landed 51 of 134 significant strikes directed at the head. Kim ended up landing 68 of 188 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, she ended up landing 61 of 177 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Kim landed 85 of 206 while Grasso was 123 of 220 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Polyana Viana squares up against Mallory Martin. Viana has a mark of 11-4-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Martin measures in at 5'4" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her record of 7-3-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 63". In terms of takedowns, Polyana Viana takes her opponents to the mat 1.22 times per 15 minutes and Mallory Martin takes her opponents to the mat 3.24 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Viana is landing 3.93 strikes per min and connecting on 42% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Mallory Martin, who lands 59% of the strikes she attempts and lands an average of 4.28 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Miranda Maverick is set to enter the Octagon with Gillian Robertson. Robertson walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-5-0. The 25-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Maverick stands in at 5'3" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 10-2-0. The 23-year-old stretches 65". When it comes to takedowns, Gillian Robertson is able to deflect 40% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 46% of her tries. Maverick is taking her opponents to the mat on 20% of the tries she takes and stops 50% of all takedown tries against her. In the category of striking, Robertson is absorbing 2.10 strikes/min and she is dealing 2.05 strikes per min. Maverick, moreover, takes 6.00 strikes/min and is dealing 9.80 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maycee Barber (+120)
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