Ricky Simon vs Brian Kelleher Pick, 2/13/2021 Predictions UFC 258 Odds
Ricky Simon vs Brian Kelleher
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Ricky Simon will enter the Octagon against Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The odds have Simon at -250 while Kelleher is at +210.
Ricky Simon has a record of 17-3-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Brian "Boom" Kelleher measures in at 5'6" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 22-11-0. The 34-year-old has a wingspan of 66". In terms of significant strikes, Ricky Simon is connecting on 3.09 per minute while Brian Kelleher lands 4.45 significant strikes per minute. Simon lands 42% of the significant strikes he throws while Kelleher lands 40%. Regarding defending in the cage, Simon absorbs 3.41 significant strikes per minute and "Boom" allows 5.97. Simon also defends 63% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Kelleher deflects 53% of them.
|UFC 258||Ricky Simon||Brian Kelleher|
|Average Fight Time||12:28||7:32|
|Weight||135 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.09||4.45|
Concerning takedowns, Ricky Simon is the more productive grappler as he scores a takedown 7.07 times per 3 rounds. Simon is scoring a takedown on 53% of his attempts and stopping 72% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Kelleher is finishing his takedowns on 25% of his takedown attempts and defending 72% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of going for the submission, Simon is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.3 subs per 3 rounds while Kelleher goes for 0.8 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Ricky Simon faced Gaetano Pirrello and ended up getting the victory by way of an arm triangle in round 2. Pirrello landed 10 of 18 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Simon finished this fight landing 50 of 69 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Pirrello landed 6 of 14, which means his percentage was 42%. He ended up landing 4 of 11 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Simon ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes by landing 17 of 32. Out of those significant strikes, he was 14 of 28 aimed at the head. 83% of the significant strikes connected on by Pirrello and 17% of them connected on by Simon were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Brian Kelleher, he went up against Ray Rodriguez and wound up taking home the victory by way of guillotine choke in round 1. Kelleher connected on 33% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 1 of 3. He failed to land any significant strikes directed at the head. Rodriguez ended up connecting on 1 of 5 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he missed all 3 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Rodriguez ended up landing 1 of 5 and Kelleher was 1 of 3 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Gabe Green squares up in the Octagon against Philip Rowe. Green steps into the Octagon with a record of 9-3-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The switch fighter extends his reach 73". Rowe stands in at 6'3" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 7-2-0. The 30-year-old stretches 80". In the grappling category, Gabe Green is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 3 rounds while Philip Rowe takes his opponents to the canvas 0.40 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Green connects for an average of 8.47 strikes/min and connects on 46% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Philip Rowe, who lands 67% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 8.18 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Alexa Grasso is set to go up against Maycee Barber. Barber walks into the cage with a record of 8-1-0. The 22-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The switch fighter stretches 65". Grasso comes in at 5'5" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old stretches 66". Regarding wrestling, Maycee Barber curbs 80% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 30% of the times she tries. Grasso is taking her opponents to the mat on 40% of her tries and is able to stop 63% of all takedown tries against her. Concerning striking, Barber absorbs 3.15 strikes/min while she is dealing 6.02 per min. Grasso, in contrast, is taking 3.76 strikes per minute and is connecting on 5.35 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ricky Simon (-250)
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