Ode Osbourne vs Jerome Rivera Pick, 2/6/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 18 Odds
Ode Osbourne vs Jerome Rivera
UFC Vegas 18
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Ode Osbourne will enter the Octagon with Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The odds have Osbourne priced at +140 while Rivera is priced at +170.
Ode "The Jamaican Sensation" Osbourne steps into the cage with a record of 8-3-0. The 29-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter reaches 73". Jerome "Renegade" Rivera comes in at 5'10" and weighs 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 10-4-0. The 25-year-old stretches 72". Concerning significant strikes, Ode Osbourne connects on 3.88 per minute and Jerome Rivera is connecting on 3.06 significant strikes per min. Osbourne lands 51% of the significant strikes he attempts while Rivera is connecting on 34%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Jamaican Sensation" allows 2.95 significant strikes per minute while "Renegade" absorbs 2.36. Osbourne also defends against 43% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Rivera is able to thwart 52% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 18||Ode Osbourne||Jerome Rivera|
|Average Fight Time||3:44||11:51|
|Weight||135 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.88||3.06|
Regarding grappling, Ode Osbourne is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.01 times per 3 rds. Osbourne is finishing his takedown attempts on 80% of the times he tries and is stopping 66% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Rivera is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his takedown tries and is defending 40% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the submission, Osbourne is the more capable of the two fighters by attempting 2.0 finishes per 15 min while Rivera attempts 0.6 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Ode Osbourne went up against Brian Kelleher and wound up losing the fight by guillotine choke in round 1. Kelleher ended up landing 28 of 34 total strikes attempted in that fight. Osbourne ended the night having landed 19 of 25 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Kelleher landed 7 of 12, which gave him a rate of 58%. He landed 5 of 9 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Osbourne landed 64% of his significant strikes by landing 9 of 14. Of all the significant strikes, he was 9 of 14 to the head. 42% of the significant strikes connected on by Kelleher and 33% of them landed by Osbourne were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Jerome Rivera, he faced off with Francisco Figueiredo and was defeated by unanimous decision in round 3. Figueiredo connected on 68% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Rivera ended up landing 70% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Rivera landed 23% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 31 of 134. He landed 12 of 90 significant strikes aimed at the head. Figueiredo ended up connecting on 29 of 53 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 11 of 28 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Figueiredo ended up landing 39 of 65 and Rivera connected on 85 of 199 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Karol Rosa fights Joselyne Edwards. Rosa holds a career mark of 13-3-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Edwards comes in at 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-2-0. The 25-year-old extends her reach 70". In terms of takedowns, Karol Rosa is able to score a takedown 1.00 time per 15 minutes while Joselyne Edwards takes her opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Rosa connects for an average of 9.70 strikes per min and lands 50% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Joselyne Edwards, who lands 49% of the strikes she has thrown and is landing 5.87 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Lara Procopio is set to square up in the Octagon with Molly McCann. McCann walks into the cage holding a record of 10-3-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 62". Procopio stands 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 6-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 67". Concerning grappling, Molly McCann is able to thwart 33% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 29% of the times she tries. Procopio is taking her opponents to the mat on 60% of the tries she takes and curbs 40% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, McCann is taking 4.70 strikes per minute while she is dealing 5.75 per minute. Procopio, on the other side, takes 11.40 strikes/minute and deals 11.00 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ode Osbourne (+140)
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