Phil Hawes vs Kyle Daukaus Pick, 5/8/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 26 Odds
Phil Hawes vs Kyle Daukaus
UFC Vegas 26
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Phil Hawes will battle Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The moneyline has Hawes at +105 while Daukaus is at -125.
Phil "Megatron" Hawes steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-2-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Kyle Daukaus measures 6'3" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 10-1-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 76". With respect to significant strikes, Phil Hawes lands 2.84 per min and Kyle Daukaus is landing 3.69 significant strikes per min. Hawes is connecting on 52% of the significant strikes he throws and Daukaus connects on 59%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Megatron" allows 4.18 significant strikes per minute and Daukaus allows 2.16. Hawes also deflects 47% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Daukaus is able to curb 42% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 26||Phil Hawes||Kyle Daukaus|
|Average Fight Time||5:59||15:00|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.84||3.69|
Regarding takedowns, Phil Hawes is the more apt wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 3.13 times per 15 min. Hawes is scoring a takedown on 35% of the times he tries and is defending 60% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Daukaus is finishing his takedowns on 41% of his takedown attempts and stopping 94% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Hawes is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 submissions per 3 rds while Daukaus looks to get 1.7 submissions per 15 min.
In his last bout, Phil Hawes went up against Nassourdine Imavov and ended up winning this fight by majority decision in round 3. Imavov landed 87 of 124 total strikes that he let go. Hawes finished this fight landing 101 of 128 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Imavov ended up landing 57 of 93, which gave him a rate of 61%. He landed 39 of 71 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Hawes ended up landing 57% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 31 of 54. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 13 of 31 to the head. 50% of the significant strikes landed by Imavov and 74% of them connected on by Hawes were thrown at a distance.
In the last bout for Kyle Daukaus, he battled Dustin Stoltzfus and got a win for the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Stoltzfus connected on 56% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Daukaus ended up landing 59% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Daukaus ended up connecting on 52% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 64 of 122. He ended up connecting on 56 of 111 significant strikes directed at the head. Stoltzfus ended up landing 32 of 63 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 14 of 41 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he threw in that fight, Stoltzfus was 95 of 130 while Daukaus ended up connecting on 113 of 183 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Ludovit Klein squares up against Michael Trizano. Klein looks to add a win to his total of 17-2-0. The 26-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Trizano stands in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 9-1-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 71". In the grappling category, Ludovit Klein is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rds while Michael Trizano is averaging a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Klein lands 7.11 strikes/minute and connecting on 69% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Michael Trizano, who lands 53% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.02 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Zarrukh Adashev is set to clash with Ryan Benoit. Benoit holds a career record of 10-7-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Adashev measures 5'5" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 3-3-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 65". In terms of grappling, Ryan Benoit curbs 70% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 25% of the times he tries. Adashev is taking his opponents down on 30% of his tries and thwarts 40% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Benoit takes 3.40 strikes/min and he deals 2.95 per minute. Adashev, notwithstanding, is taking 3.35 strikes/minute and is dishing out 1.93 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phil Hawes (+105)
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