Rani Yahya vs Kyung Ho Kang Pick, 11/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 43 Odds
Rani Yahya vs Kyung Ho Kang
UFC Vegas 43
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Rani Yahya will take on Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Vegas 43 on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The opening odds have Yahya coming in at -110 while Kang is priced at -110.
Rani Yahya walks into the cage holding a record of 27-10-1. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Kyung "Mr. Perfect" Ho Kang stands in at 5'9" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 17-8-0. The 34-year-old stretches 73". When talking about significant strikes, Rani Yahya is landing 1.57 per minute and Kyung Ho Kang is landing 2.52 significant strikes per minute. Yahya connects on 37% of the significant strikes he throws and Ho Kang connects on 44%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Yahya allows 1.70 significant strikes per minute while "Mr. Perfect" absorbs 2.43. Yahya also thwarts 50% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Ho Kang is able to curb 58% of them.
|UFC Vegas 43||Rani Yahya||Kyung Ho Kang|
|Average Fight Time||9:58||12:32|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.57||2.52|
Concerning wrestling, Rani Yahya is the better wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.89 times per 3 rounds. Yahya is scoring a takedown on 33% of his tries and stuffing 24% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Ho Kang is finishing his takedown tries on 59% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 71% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submission attempts, Yahya is the more skilled fighter by going for 2.0 submissions per 3 rounds while Ho Kang tries 1.1 submissions per 15 minutes.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rani Yahya faced Ray Rodriguez and took home the win by an arm triangle from half guard in round 2. Rodriguez ended up landing 15 of 35 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Yahya ended the night having landed 42 of 65 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Rodriguez landed 3 of 18, which gave him a percentage of 16%. He ended up landing 2 of 16 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Yahya landed 61% of his significant strikes by sticking 8 of 13. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 0 of 3 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Rodriguez and 100% of them connected on by Yahya were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Kyung Ho Kang, he faced off with Pingyuan Liu and wound up taking home the victory by split decision in round 3. Liu ended up connecting on 32% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Kang landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Kang ended up connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 20 of 40. He connected on 17 of 37 significant strikes directed at the head. Liu connected on 25 of 53 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 16 of 42 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Liu ended up landing 114 of 149 while Kang landed 108 of 153 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Davey Grant squares up against Adrian Yanez. Grant walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-5-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Yanez measures in at 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 14-3-0. The 27-year-old reaches 70". In terms of takedowns, Davey Grant gets a takedown 2.07 times per 3 rounds while Adrian Yanez is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Grant is landing 4.21 strikes/minute and is connecting on 47% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Adrian Yanez, who tags the opposition on 38% of the strikes that he throws and lands an average of 6.13 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Tucker Lutz is set to enter the Octagon with Pat Sabatini. Sabatini has a mark of 15-3-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Lutz stands in at 5'8" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 72". Regarding wrestling, Pat Sabatini thwarts 20% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 16% of the times he tries. Lutz is finishing his takedowns on 63% of the attempts he tries and curbs 84% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Sabatini takes 1.72 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 1.60 per minute. Lutz, at the same time, is taking 3.67 strikes/min and is dealing 5.09 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kyung Ho Kang (-110)
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