Pedro Munhoz vs Jimmie Rivera Pick, 2/27/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 20 Odds
Pedro Munhoz vs Jimmie Rivera
UFC Vegas 20
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Pedro Munhoz will face off with Jimmie Rivera at UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The opening moneyline has Munhoz priced at +130 while Rivera is at -150.
Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz steps into the Octagon with a record of 18-5-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 65". Jimmie "El Terror" Rivera comes in at 5'4" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 23-4-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". Regarding significant strikes, Pedro Munhoz is landing 5.53 per minute while Jimmie Rivera lands 3.99 significant strikes per minute. Munhoz is landing 43% of the significant strikes he throws while Rivera is connecting on 41%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "The Young Punisher" allows 6.03 significant strikes per min and "El Terror" allows 3.61. Munhoz also curbs 58% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Rivera is able to deflect 61% of them.
|UFC Vegas 20||Pedro Munhoz||Jimmie Rivera|
|Average Fight Time||9:56||12:12|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.53||3.99|
Concerning grappling, Pedro Munhoz is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.76 times per 3 rounds. Munhoz is scoring a takedown on 21% of the times he tries and is stopping 80% of all takedown tries against him. Rivera is finishing his takedown attempts on 29% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 92% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Munhoz is the more skilled fighter by going for 0.9 submissions per 3 rds while Rivera tries 0.1 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Pedro Munhoz went up against Frankie Edgar and ended up walking away in defeat by way of split decision in round 5. Edgar landed 135 of 363 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Munhoz walked away from this fight having landed 166 of 350 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Edgar ended up landing 135 of 363, which gave him a percentage of 37%. He ended up landing 105 of 309 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Munhoz landed 47% of his significant strikes by landing 166 of 350. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 98 of 259 pointed at the head. 99% of the significant strikes connected on by Edgar and 100% of them connected on by Munhoz were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jimmie Rivera, he battled Cody Stamann and ended up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Stamann ended up connecting on 69% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Rivera ended up landing 66% of his significant strikes at distance. Rivera ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 48 of 89. He ended up connecting on 16 of 44 significant strikes directed at the head. Stamann ended up landing 26 of 72 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 13 of 55 to the head. In regard to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Stamann ended up landing 62 of 108 while Rivera connected on 90 of 134 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Alex Caceres faces off with Kevin Croom. Caceres will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 17-12-0. The 32-year-old weighs 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Croom stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 21-12-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In the grappling category, Alex Caceres is averaging a takedown 0.55 times per 15 min while Kevin Croom takes his opponents down 0.00 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Caceres is landing 4.15 strikes per min and is landing 50% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Kevin Croom, who tags his opponent on 83% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 9.68 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Thiago Moises is set to square up with Alexander Hernandez. Hernandez comes into this fight holding a mark of 12-3-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Moises measures 5'9" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 14-4-0. The 25-year-old has a reach of 70". In terms of grappling, Alexander Hernandez deflects 57% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of the times he tries. Moises is finishing his takedown tries on 35% of the tries he takes and deflects 63% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Hernandez is taking 3.89 strikes/minute while he is dishing out 3.64 per min. Moises, on the other hand, takes 4.00 strikes per min and dishes out 2.71 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pedro Munhoz (+130)
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