Molly McCann vs Ji Yeon Kim Pick, 9/4/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 36 Odds
Molly McCann vs Ji Yeon Kim
UFC Vegas 36
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Molly McCann will enter the Octagon against Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The line has McCann coming in at -105 while Kim is coming in at -115.
Molly "Meatball" McCann will be looking to add a win to her career record of 10-4-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and stands 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 62". Ji "Firefist" Yeon Kim measures in at 5'7" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 9-3-2. The 31-year-old reaches 72". When talking about significant strikes, Molly McCann connects on 5.15 per minute while Ji Yeon Kim is landing 4.50 significant strikes per minute. McCann lands 50% of the significant strikes she attempts and Yeon Kim lands 34%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Meatball" allows 4.28 significant strikes per minute while "Firefist" takes 4.94. McCann also defends against 65% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Yeon Kim is able to stop 57% of the shots thrown in her direction.
|UFC Vegas 36||Molly McCann||Ji Yeon Kim|
|Average Fight Time||13:41||14:10|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.15||4.50|
Concerning wrestling, Molly McCann is the more effective wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 1.64 times per 15 min. McCann is scoring a takedown on 29% of her tries and is stuffing 28% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Yeon Kim is getting her opponent to the mat on 20% of the takedowns she attempts and is stopping 42% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, McCann is the more experienced submission fighter by trying 0.7 subs per 15 minutes while Yeon Kim attempts 0.3 subs per 15 min.
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The last time she fought, Molly McCann squared up with Lara Procopio and wound up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Procopio landed 85 of 113 total strikes that she threw in that contest. McCann finished this fight landing 71 of 83 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Procopio landed 36 of 58, which gave her a percentage of 62%. She ended up landing 20 of 39 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, McCann landed 78% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 37 of 47. Of all the significant strikes, she landed 17 of 25 aimed at the head. 52% of the significant strikes landed by Procopio and 56% of them landed by McCann were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ji Yeon Kim, she fought Alexa Grasso and wound up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Grasso ended up landing 92% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance and Kim connected on 95% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Kim connected on 36% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 68 of 188. She connected on 61 of 177 significant strikes aimed at the head. Grasso connected on 88 of 182 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she ended up landing 51 of 134 directed at the head. Regarding the strikes she fired off in this contest, Grasso landed 123 of 220 and Kim ended up landing 85 of 206 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Derek Brunson encounters Darren Till. Brunson looks to add a win to his career record of 22-7-0. The 37-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter stretches 77". Till comes in at 6'0" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 18-3-1. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 74". Regarding grappling, Derek Brunson takes his opponents to the mat 3.11 times per 15 min and Darren Till is able to score a takedown 0.54 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Brunson tags his opponents 3.46 strikes/min and connecting on 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Darren Till, who is landing 46% of his attempted strikes and connects on 2.27 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Sergey Spivak is set to fight Tom Aspinall. Aspinall looks to add a victory to his record of 10-2-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 256 lbs and stands 6'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 78". Spivak stands 6'3" and is weighing in at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 13-2-0. The 26-year-old reaches 78". Concerning grappling, Tom Aspinall stops 20% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 80% of the times he tries. Spivak is taking his opponents to the mat on 63% of his tries and defends against 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Aspinall is taking 3.06 strikes per min and he lands 7.43 per min. Spivak, on the contrary, is taking 3.10 strikes/min and is dealing 3.85 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Molly McCann (-105)
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