Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Rogerio Bontorin will enter the Octagon against Kai Kara-France at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The odds have Bontorin coming in at +115 while Kara-France is coming in at -135.
Rogerio Bontorin looks to add a victory to his career total of 16-2-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France measures in at 5'4" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 21-9-0. The 27-year-old stretches 69". Regarding significant strikes, Rogerio Bontorin is connecting on 2.30 per minute and Kai Kara-France is landing 5.16 significant strikes per min. Bontorin lands 52% of the significant strikes he attempts while Kara-France lands 39%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Bontorin allows 3.17 significant strikes per min and "Don't Blink" takes 4.00. Bontorin also curbs 38% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Kara-France deflects 66% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 259||Rogerio Bontorin||Kai Kara-France|
|Average Fight Time||10:38||13:28|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.30||5.16|
When it comes to wrestling, Rogerio Bontorin is the more productive grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.76 times per 15 minutes. Bontorin is getting his opponent to the mat on 35% of the times he tries and stuffing 51% of all takedown attempts. Kara-France is finishing his takedown tries on 23% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 90% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Bontorin is the more apt fighter by going for 1.1 submissions per 3 rounds while Kara-France tries 0.5 submissions per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Rogerio Bontorin fought Ray Borg and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Borg ended up landing 60 of 74 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Bontorin walked away from this fight having landed 24 of 35 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Borg ended up landing 35 of 45, giving him a percentage of 77%. He landed 35 of 44 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Bontorin ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes by connecting on 9 of 20. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 3 of 14 pointed at the head. 5% of the significant strikes landed by Borg and 33% of them landed by Bontorin were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Kai Kara-France, he battled Brandon Royval and walked away with a loss via a guillotine choke in round 2. Royval ended up landing 87% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Kara-France connected on 95% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Kara-France ended up landing 57% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 22 of 38. He connected on 12 of 28 significant strikes directed at the head. Royval connected on 39 of 71 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 27 of 56 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Royval ended up landing 51 of 85 and Kara-France ended up connecting on 22 of 39 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Tim Elliott meets Jordan Espinosa. Elliott looks to add a victory to his record of 17-11-1. The 34-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 66". Espinosa stands in at 5'6" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 15-8-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding grappling, Tim Elliott takes his opponents down 4.02 times per 15 minutes while Jordan Espinosa takes his opponents to the mat 0.92 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Elliott is connecting on 3.50 strikes/minute and is landing 45% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Jordan Espinosa, who lands 53% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 4.99 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Carlos Ulberg is set to enter the Octagon against Kennedy Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-1-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures 6'5". The southpaw fighter reaches 83". Ulberg comes in at 6'4" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 5-0-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 77". Concerning wrestling, Kennedy Nzechukwu is stopping 78% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 30% of his tries. Ulberg is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of the tries he takes and stops 40% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Nzechukwu absorbs 3.69 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 4.57 strikes per min. Ulberg, in contrast, is absorbing 3.44 strikes per min and lands 4.92 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kai Kara-France (-135)
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