Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Petr Yan will face off against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The opening odds have Yan at -120 while Sterling is coming in at -105.
Petr "No Mercy" Yan holds a career record of 15-1-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The switch fighter has a reach of 67". Aljamain "Funk Master" Sterling stands in at 5'7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 19-3-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 71". When talking about significant strikes, Petr Yan lands 6.32 per minute while Aljamain Sterling is connecting on 4.82 significant strikes per minute. Yan lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Sterling connects on 50%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "No Mercy" allows 3.25 significant strikes per min and "Funk Master" takes 1.94. Yan also curbs 63% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Sterling thwarts 66% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 259||Petr Yan||Aljamain Sterling|
|Average Fight Time||13:14||11:54|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.32||4.82|
In terms of wrestling, Petr Yan is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.46 times per 3 rds. Yan is taking his opponents to the canvas on 52% of his attempts and stopping 88% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Sterling is taking his opponents to the mat on 29% of his takedown tries and stopping 51% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Yan is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes while Sterling tries 1 sub per 15 min.
In his last bout, Petr Yan squared up with Jose Aldo and wound up taking home the victory by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 5. Aldo ended up landing 83 of 157 total strikes attempted in that contest. Yan finished this fight landing 258 of 376 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Aldo ended up landing 83 of 157, giving him a percentage of 52%. He landed 38 of 97 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Yan landed 62% of his significant strikes by sticking 194 of 309. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 150 of 256 to the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Aldo and 51% of them connected on by Yan were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Aljamain Sterling, he fought Cory Sandhagen and took home the victory via rear naked choke in round 1. Sterling ended up connecting on 66% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 2 of 3. Sandhagen ended up landing 1 of 2 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 0 of 1 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Sandhagen ended up connecting on 1 of 2 while Sterling ended up connecting on 10 of 12 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Islam Makhachev faces off with Drew Dober. Makhachev walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-1-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and stands 5'10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 70". Dober stands 5'8" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 23-9-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 70". In the grappling category, Islam Makhachev scores a takedown 3.40 times per 3 rounds while Drew Dober is able to score a takedown 0.88 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Makhachev is landing 2.10 strikes per min and is connecting on 56% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Drew Dober, who tags his opponent on 40% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 4.66 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Aleksandar Rakic is set to enter the Octagon against Thiago Santos. Santos will be looking to add a win to his record of 21-8-0. The 37-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Rakic measures 6'4" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 13-2-0. The 29-year-old stretches 78". In terms of grappling, Thiago Santos thwarts 64% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of the times he tries. Rakic is taking his opponents down on 28% of the tries he takes and curbs 89% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Santos absorbs 2.32 strikes per min while he is dishing out 4.36 per min. Rakic, moreover, is taking 1.99 strikes per min and lands 4.66 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Aljamain Sterling (-105)
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