Rodolfo Vieira vs Dustin Stoltzfus Pick, 7/17/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 31 Odds
Rodolfo Vieira vs Dustin Stoltzfus
UFC Vegas 31
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Rodolfo Vieira will enter the Octagon with Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The line has Vieira at -250 while Stoltzfus is priced at +198.
Rodolfo Vieira looks to add a win to his career record of 7-1-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Dustin Stoltzfus measures in at 6'0" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 13-2-0. The 29-year-old reaches 75". In the category of significant strikes, Rodolfo Vieira is landing 1.66 per minute and Dustin Stoltzfus is landing 2.48 significant strikes per min. Vieira connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Stoltzfus lands 57%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Vieira allows 3.06 significant strikes per min while Stoltzfus allows 3.93. Vieira also thwarts 42% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Stoltzfus is able to stop 48% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 31||Rodolfo Vieira||Dustin Stoltzfus|
|Average Fight Time||6:26||9:41|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.66||2.48|
When it comes to grappling, Rodolfo Vieira is the more skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 7.00 times per 15 minutes. Vieira is scoring a takedown on 47% of the times he tries and stopping 20% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Stoltzfus is getting his opponent to the mat on 12% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 62% of the attempts against him. Regarding subbing the opposition, Vieira is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 1.6 finishes per 3 rds while Stoltzfus looks to get 0.8 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rodolfo Vieira fought Anthony Hernandez and wound up taking the loss by guillotine choke in round 2. Hernandez ended up landing 50 of 73 total strikes attempted in that fight. Vieira ended the night having landed 14 of 32 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Hernandez landed 32 of 50, which gave him a rate of 64%. He finished the fight landing 28 of 45 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Vieira landed 34% of his significant strikes by landing 9 of 26. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 9 of 26 aimed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Hernandez and 77% of them connected on by Vieira were thrown at a distance.
In the last bout for Dustin Stoltzfus, he went up against Kyle Daukaus and walked away with a loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Daukaus landed 59% of his significant strikes at distance and Stoltzfus connected on 56% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Stoltzfus ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 32 of 63. He landed 14 of 41 significant strikes to the head. Daukaus landed 64 of 122 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 56 of 111 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Daukaus ended up connecting on 113 of 183 while Stoltzfus landed 95 of 130 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Gabriel Benitez goes up against Billy Quarantillo. Benitez steps into the Octagon with a mark of 22-9-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Quarantillo stands 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 15-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 70". In the grappling category, Gabriel Benitez gets his opposition to the mat 0.17 times per 3 rds and Billy Quarantillo is averaging a takedown 1.28 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Benitez connects for an average of 4.38 strikes/minute and is connecting on 38% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Billy Quarantillo, who is landing 64% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 7.03 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Sergey Morozov is set to encounter Khalid Taha. Taha walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-3-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 69". Morozov stands 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old reaches 67". When it comes to takedowns, Khalid Taha is able to curb 61% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 40% of his tries. Morozov is finishing his takedowns on 30% of his tries and defends against 54% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Taha is taking 4.26 strikes/minute and he lands 2.86 strikes/minute. Morozov, at the same time, is absorbing 2.89 strikes/minute and is dealing 0.81 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rodolfo Vieira (-250)
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