Sean O'Malley vs Thomas Almeida Pick, 3/27/2021 Predictions UFC 260 Odds
Sean O'Malley vs Thomas Almeida
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Sean O'Malley will face off with Thomas Almeida at UFC 260 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The opening line has O'Malley priced at -300 while Almeida is coming in at +250.
Sean "Sugar" O'Malley holds a record of 12-1-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The switch fighter stretches 72". Thomas "Thominhas" Almeida measures 5'7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 22-4-0. The 29-year-old reaches 70". When talking about significant strikes, Sean O'Malley is connecting on 6.35 per min and Thomas Almeida is connecting on 5.39 significant strikes per minute. O'Malley connects on 57% of the significant strikes he attempts while Almeida lands 44%. In terms of defending themselves, "Sugar" allows 3.76 significant strikes per min and "Thominhas" allows 4.69. O'Malley also defends against 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Almeida is able to curb 64% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 260||Sean O'Malley||Thomas Almeida|
|Average Fight Time||7:08||8:27|
|Weight||135 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.35||5.39|
In the category of takedowns, Sean O'Malley is the more skilled grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.05 times per 3 rds. O'Malley is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his tries and stuffing 61% of the takedowns his opponents try. Almeida is scoring a takedown on 40% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 75% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, O'Malley is the more able fighter by going for 1.1 submissions per 3 rds while Almeida looks to get 0.5 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Sean O'Malley went up against Marlon Vera and ended up taking the loss by way of an elbow to the head in round 1. Vera landed 18 of 30 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. O'Malley finished this fight landing 10 of 21 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Vera landed 18 of 30, which means his percentage was 60%. He finished the fight landing 5 of 10 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, O'Malley ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by connecting on 10 of 21. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 3 of 12 aimed at the head. 61% of the significant strikes landed by Vera and 80% of them connected on by O'Malley were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Thomas Almeida, he battled Jonathan Martinez and was defeated by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Martinez ended up landing 94% of his significant strikes at distance and Almeida landed 87% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Almeida connected on 37% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 64 of 171. He connected on 33 of 127 significant strikes to the head. Martinez ended up connecting on 73 of 205 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 53 of 170 to the head. In relation to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Martinez connected on 73 of 205 and Almeida connected on 64 of 171 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jamie Mullarkey squares up with Khama Worthy. Mullarkey will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-4-0. The 26-year-old weighs 155 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Worthy measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 16-7-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 74". When it comes to grappling, Jamie Mullarkey is averaging a takedown 4.00 times per 15 min while Khama Worthy is averaging a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Mullarkey lands an average of 1.87 strikes per min and connecting on 33% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Khama Worthy, who is landing 47% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 4.12 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Alonzo Menifield is set to take on William Knight. Knight looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-1-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Menifield comes in at 6'0" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 9-2-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 76". In terms of grappling, William Knight thwarts 63% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 66% of his tries. Menifield is taking his opponents to the mat on 40% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 85% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Knight is taking 2.88 strikes/min while he deals 4.69 strikes per minute. Menifield, at the same time, is taking 3.72 strikes/min and is landing 3.34 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sean O'Malley (-300)
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