Modestas Bukauskas vs Khalil Rountree Jr. Pick, 9/4/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 36 Odds
Modestas Bukauskas vs Khalil Rountree Jr.
UFC Vegas 36
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Modestas Bukauskas will face off with Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The opening moneyline has Bukauskas priced at -150 while Jr. is at +122.
Modestas "The Baltic Gladiator" Bukauskas will be looking to add a victory to his total of 11-4-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The switch fighter reaches 78". Khalil Rountree Jr. stands in at 6'1" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 9-5-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 76". When talking about significant strikes, Modestas Bukauskas lands 3.77 per minute while Khalil Rountree Jr. connects on 3.06 significant strikes per min. Bukauskas is landing 35% of the significant strikes he throws and Rountree Jr. connects on 38%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Baltic Gladiator" takes 4.36 significant strikes per min and Rountree Jr. absorbs 3.63. Bukauskas also defends against 50% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Rountree Jr. is able to thwart 49% of them.
|UFC Vegas 36||Modestas Bukauskas||Khalil Rountree Jr.|
|Average Fight Time||7:20||7:36|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.77||3.06|
In the grappling category, Modestas Bukauskas is the more productive wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rds. Bukauskas is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of his attempts and is stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Rountree Jr. is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of his takedown attempts and defending 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of submission attempts, Bukauskas is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Rountree Jr. goes for 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his last fight, Modestas Bukauskas squared up with Michal Oleksiejczuk and wound up losing the fight via split decision in round 3. Oleksiejczuk ended up landing 77 of 144 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Bukauskas ended the night having landed 62 of 172 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Oleksiejczuk landed 56 of 122, which gave him a percentage of 45%. He landed 30 of 93 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Bukauskas landed 34% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 58 of 167. Of those significant strikes, he was 44 of 146 to the head. 94% of the significant strikes landed by Oleksiejczuk and 94% of them connected on by Bukauskas were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Khalil Rountree Jr., he fought Marcin Prachnio and was defeated by unanimous decision in round 3. Prachnio ended up connecting on 98% of his significant strikes at distance and Jr. landed 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Jr. landed 33% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 49 of 148. He landed 29 of 120 significant strikes to the head. Prachnio connected on 102 of 216 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 33 of 131 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Prachnio connected on 105 of 220 and Jr. ended up landing 50 of 149 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Julian Erosa faces off against Charles Jourdain. Erosa will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 25-10-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Jourdain comes in at 5'9" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 11-3-1. The 25-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding grappling, Julian Erosa scores a takedown 1.29 times per 3 rds and Charles Jourdain gets a takedown 0.70 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Erosa lands 5.10 strikes/minute and connects on 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Charles Jourdain, who is connecting on 45% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 4.79 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Marc-Andre Barriault is set to enter the Octagon with Dalcha Lungiambula. Lungiambula walks into the cage with a mark of 11-2-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Barriault measures 6'1" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 12-4-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 74". Concerning wrestling, Dalcha Lungiambula is able to defend against 75% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times he tries. Barriault is finishing his takedowns on 25% of his attempts and prevents 72% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Lungiambula takes 2.27 strikes per min and he dishes out 1.85 per min. Barriault, at the same time, is taking 4.79 strikes/min and is dealing 5.36 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Khalil Rountree Jr. (+122)
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