Rani Yahya vs Ray Rodriguez Pick, 3/13/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 21 Odds
Rani Yahya vs Ray Rodriguez
UFC Vegas 21
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Rani Yahya will enter the Octagon against Ray Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The moneyline has Yahya priced at -280 while Rodriguez is coming in at +240.
Rani Yahya steps into the Octagon with a record of 26-10-1. The 36-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 67". Ray "The Judge" Rodriguez measures in at 5'7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 16-7-0. The 33-year-old stretches 71". Regarding significant strikes, Rani Yahya is connecting on 1.59 per minute while Ray Rodriguez is connecting on 1.24 significant strikes per minute. Yahya lands 36% of the significant strikes he tries while Rodriguez connects on 32%. In terms of defending themselves, Yahya allows 1.74 significant strikes per minute and "The Judge" absorbs 5.73. Yahya also stops 50% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Rodriguez is able to curb 40% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 21||Rani Yahya||Ray Rodriguez|
|Average Fight Time||10:03||6:28|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.59||1.24|
Concerning grappling, Rani Yahya is the more capable wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.86 times per 15 minutes. Yahya is scoring a takedown on 32% of his tries and stopping 24% of all takedown tries against him. Rodriguez is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his takedown tries and stuffing 40% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Yahya is the more skilled fighter by trying 2.0 submissions per 3 rounds while Rodriguez goes for 0.8 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rani Yahya faced Enrique Barzola and ended up in a draw via majority decision in round 3. Barzola landed 148 of 187 total strikes attempted in that fight. Yahya walked away from this fight having landed 58 of 83 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Barzola ended up landing 57 of 86, which gave him a percentage of 66%. He landed 39 of 65 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Yahya landed 53% of his significant strikes by connecting on 24 of 45. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 12 of 30 to the head. 17% of the significant strikes connected on by Barzola and 79% of them landed by Yahya were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ray Rodriguez, he fought Brian Kelleher and walked away with a loss by way of guillotine choke in round 1. Rodriguez ended up connecting on 20% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 1 of 5. He landed 0 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. Kelleher landed 1 of 3 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 0 of 2 to the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Kelleher ended up connecting on 1 of 3 and Rodriguez ended up landing 1 of 5 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Matthew Semelsberger opposes Jason Witt. Semelsberger looks to add a victory to his record of 7-2-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 6'1". The switch fighter has an arm span of 75". Witt measures 5'10" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 18-6-0. The 34-year-old stretches 70". When it comes to grappling, Matthew Semelsberger takes his opponents down 2.00 times per 3 rds while Jason Witt takes his opponents to the mat 3.77 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Semelsberger connects on 7.87 strikes/minute and lands 50% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Jason Witt, who connects on 61% of the strikes he has attempted and lands an average of 2.77 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Ashley Yoder is set to square up in the Octagon with Angela Hill. Hill comes into this fight with a mark of 12-9-0. The 36-year-old weighs in at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Yoder measures 5'7" and tips the scales at 115 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 8-6-0. The 33-year-old reaches 69". In terms of wrestling, Angela Hill prevents 77% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 37% of her tries. Yoder is taking her opponents to the mat on 38% of her tries and prevents 68% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Hill is absorbing 5.16 strikes/min and she lands 5.70 strikes/min. Yoder, on the contrary, absorbs 3.33 strikes/minute and dishes out 2.81 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rani Yahya (-280)
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