Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ike Villanueva Pick, 10/23/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 41 Odds
Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ike Villanueva
UFC Vegas 41
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Nicolae Negumereanu will enter the Octagon with Ike Villanueva at UFC Vegas 41 on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The moneyline has Negumereanu priced at -215 while Villanueva is at +172.
Nicolae Negumereanu walks into the Octagon with a mark of 10-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs. and comes in at 6' 0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 78". Ike "Hurricane" Villanueva measures 6' 1" and will fight at 205 lbs.. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 18-12-0. The 37-year-old has a wingspan of 73". Concerning significant strikes, Nicolae Negumereanu is connecting on 2.73 per min while Ike Villanueva is landing 4.28 significant strikes per min. Negumereanu lands 37% of the significant strikes he attempts and Villanueva is connecting on 41%. In terms of defending in the cage, Negumereanu allows 5.73 significant strikes per min and "Hurricane" absorbs 7.88. Negumereanu also thwarts 26% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Villanueva is able to thwart 36% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 41||Nicolae Negumereanu||Ike Villanueva|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||4:44|
|Height||6' 0"||6' 1"|
|Weight||205 lbs.||205 lbs.|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.73||4.28|
Regarding grappling, Nicolae Negumereanu is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.50 times per 3 rounds. Negumereanu is scoring a takedown on 20% of his attempts and is stuffing 57% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Villanueva is finishing his takedown attempts on 60% of his takedown attempts and is defending 40% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of going for the sub, Negumereanu is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Villanueva attempts 0.2 submissions per 15 minutes.
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In his previous bout, Nicolae Negumereanu fought Aleksa Camur and wound up taking home the win via split decision in round 3. Camur ended up landing 118 of 166 total strikes that he let go. Negumereanu walked away from this fight having landed 99 of 224 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Camur ended up landing 102 of 148, which gave him a percentage of 68%. He finished the fight landing 68 of 110 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Negumereanu ended up landing 36% of his significant strikes by connecting on 71 of 193. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 65 of 182 pointed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Camur and 85% of them connected on by Negumereanu were thrown at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ike Villanueva, he squared up with Marcin Prachnio and walked away in defeat via a kick to the body in round 2. Prachnio connected on 93% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Villanueva ended up landing 79% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Villanueva ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 34 of 79. He landed 29 of 73 significant strikes aimed at the head. Prachnio connected on 59 of 92 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 23 of 52 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Prachnio ended up connecting on 60 of 93 and Villanueva was 34 of 79 of the strikes he threw in total.
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Another fight to keep an eye on is when Junyong Park takes on Gregory Rodrigues. Park looks to add a win to his career record of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs. and comes in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Rodrigues measures 6' 3" and weighs 185 lbs.. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 10-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 75". In the grappling category, Junyong Park takes his opponents to the mat 3.02 times per 15 min and Gregory Rodrigues gets a takedown 2.60 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Park is landing 4.37 strikes/minute and connects on 47% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Gregory Rodrigues, who connects on 48% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 4.91 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Mason Jones is set to enter the Octagon with Alan Patrick. Patrick will be looking to add a victory to his record of 15-3-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs. and stands 5' 11". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 74". Jones stands in at 5' 10" and weighs 155 lbs.. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 10-1-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". In terms of wrestling, Alan Patrick is able to thwart 46% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the times he tries. Jones is taking his opponents to the mat on 42% of the attempts he tries and curbs 76% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Patrick absorbs 2.90 strikes per minute and he lands 1.76 strikes/min. Jones, notwithstanding, is absorbing 5.31 strikes per minute and is dealing 7.33 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nicolae Negumereanu (-215)
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