Raquel Pennington vs Macy Chiasson Pick, 12/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 45 Odds
Raquel Pennington vs Macy Chiasson
UFC Vegas 45
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Raquel Pennington will enter the Octagon with Macy Chiasson at UFC Vegas 45 on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The moneyline has Pennington priced at -140 while Chiasson is at +155.
Raquel "Rocky" Pennington steps into the Octagon with a mark of 12-9-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Macy Chiasson stands 5'11" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 8-1-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 72". In terms of significant strikes, Raquel Pennington is landing 3.59 per minute while Macy Chiasson is landing 4.16 significant strikes per min. Pennington is landing 49% of the significant strikes she attempts while Chiasson connects on 49%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Rocky" takes 3.21 significant strikes per minute while Chiasson takes 2.17. Pennington also prevents 62% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Chiasson defends against 46% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 45||Raquel Pennington||Macy Chiasson|
|Average Fight Time||14:28||10:14|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.59||4.16|
In terms of wrestling, Raquel Pennington is averaging more takedowns in the cage as she is able to score a takedown 1.11 times per 3 rds. Pennington is scoring a takedown on 28% of the times she tries and thwarting 65% of the takedowns her opponents try. Chiasson is getting her opponent to the mat on 21% of her takedown tries and thwarting 64% of the attempts against her. Regarding subbing the opposition, Pennington is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.7 subs per 15 min while Chiasson attempts 0.5 subs per 15 minutes.
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The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Raquel Pennington fought Pannie Kianzad and took home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Kianzad landed 85 of 144 of the strikes she threw in total in this fight. Pennington walked away from this fight having landed 98 of 144 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Kianzad landed 50 of 98, which means her percentage was 51%. She landed 26 of 68 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Pennington landed 60% of her significant strikes by connecting on 48 of 79. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 26 of 56 to the head. 26% of the significant strikes landed by Kianzad and 47% of them connected on by Pennington were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Macy Chiasson, she battled Marion Reneau and ended up winning this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Reneau ended up connecting on 83% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Chiasson landed 70% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Chiasson landed 36% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 51 of 138. She landed 29 of 110 significant strikes directed at the head. Reneau landed 30 of 63 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 14 of 40 directed at the head. In terms of the strikes she fired off in this contest, Reneau ended up connecting on 59 of 93 while Chiasson ended up landing 92 of 184 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Derrick Lewis squares up in the Octagon against Chris Daukaus. Lewis steps into the cage holding a record of 25-8-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 260 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 79". Daukaus stands 6'3" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 12-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 76". In terms of takedowns, Derrick Lewis takes his opponents to the canvas 0.49 times per 15 minutes and Chris Daukaus is able to score a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Lewis connects for an average of 2.49 strikes/minute and connects on 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Chris Daukaus, who tags the opposition on 53% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 9.03 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Belal Muhammad is set to square up in the Octagon against Stephen Thompson. Thompson will be looking to add a win to his career record of 16-5-1. The 38-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 75". Muhammad measures 5'11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 19-3-0. The 33-year-old stretches 72". In the category of takedowns, Stephen Thompson prevents 73% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 45% of the times he tries. Muhammad is taking his opponents down on 28% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 91% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Thompson absorbs 2.75 strikes per min and he is landing 4.06 strikes per minute. Muhammad, notwithstanding, is taking 3.80 strikes per min and is landing 4.61 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Raquel Pennington (-140)
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