Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos Pick, 9/25/2021 Predictions UFC 266 Odds
Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Roxanne Modafferi will enter the Octagon with Taila Santos at UFC 266 on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The opener has Modafferi coming in at +310 while Santos is coming in at -420.
Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modafferi walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 25-19-0. The 38-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Taila Santos stands 5'6" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 17-1-0. The 28-year-old reaches 68". In terms of significant strikes, Roxanne Modafferi is landing 3.13 per min and Taila Santos connects on 3.52 significant strikes per minute. Modafferi lands 30% of the significant strikes she tries and Santos connects on 48%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Happy Warrior" takes 5.03 significant strikes per minute while Santos takes 2.22. Modafferi also deflects 53% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Santos is able to stop 59% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC 266||Roxanne Modafferi||Taila Santos|
|Average Fight Time||14:07||15:00|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.13||3.52|
Concerning grappling, Roxanne Modafferi is not as efficient of a grappler as she is able to score a takedown 1.42 times per 3 rounds. Modafferi is getting her opponent to the mat on 23% of her tries and defending 30% of the takedowns her opponents try. Santos is taking her opponents to the canvas on 80% of the takedowns she attempts and is defending 85% of the attempts against her. When it comes to going for the submission, Modafferi is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.1 finishes per 3 rounds while Santos attempts 1.0 sub per 15 min.
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In her last fight, Roxanne Modafferi went up against Viviane Araujo and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Araujo landed 100 of 214 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Modafferi walked away from this fight having landed 49 of 193 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Araujo landed 86 of 198, giving her a percentage of 43%. She finished the fight landing 79 of 187 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Modafferi landed 25% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 46 of 184. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she was 40 of 177 to the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Araujo and 97% of them landed by Modafferi were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Taila Santos, she battled Gillian Robertson and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Robertson connected on 44% of her significant strikes at distance while Santos connected on 14% of her significant strikes at distance. Santos landed 72% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 27 of 37. She ended up connecting on 21 of 30 significant strikes to the head. Robertson ended up landing 9 of 14 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 7 of 12 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that contest, Robertson was 42 of 48 and Santos was 72 of 85 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Manon Fiorot takes on Mayra Bueno Silva. Fiorot comes into this fight holding a mark of 7-1-0. The 31-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 65". Bueno Silva measures 5'6" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 7-1-1. The 30-year-old stretches 66". Regarding grappling, Manon Fiorot takes her opponents to the mat 1.75 times per 15 min while Mayra Bueno Silva takes her opponents to the canvas 0.40 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Fiorot connects on 8.00 strikes per minute and is landing 50% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have Mayra Bueno Silva, who connects on 57% of the strikes she has thrown and is landing 4.06 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Brian Ortega is set to clash with Alexander Volkanovski. Volkanovski walks into the cage with a mark of 22-1-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Ortega comes in at 5'8" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 15-1-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 69". Regarding wrestling, Alexander Volkanovski curbs 72% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is scoring a takedown on 34% of his tries. Ortega is taking his opponents down on 21% of his tries and prevents 56% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With regard to striking, Volkanovski is absorbing 3.31 strikes per minute while he connects on 6.02 strikes/min. Ortega, at the same time, takes 6.28 strikes per min and is connecting on 4.29 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Roxanne Modafferi (+310)
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