Seung Woo Choi vs Youssef Zalal Pick, 2/6/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 18 Odds
Seung Woo Choi vs Youssef Zalal
UFC Vegas 18
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Seung Woo Choi will enter the Octagon with Youssef Zalal at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The moneyline has Choi coming in at +210 while Zalal is coming in at -250.
Seung "Sting" Woo Choi steps into the cage with a record of 8-3-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 74". Youssef "The Moroccan Devil" Zalal comes in at 5'10" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter has a record of 10-3-0. The 24-year-old stretches 72". Regarding significant strikes, Seung Woo Choi connects on 3.33 per minute while Youssef Zalal is connecting on 2.68 significant strikes per min. Woo Choi connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Zalal lands 51%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Sting" allows 2.77 significant strikes per minute while "The Moroccan Devil" absorbs 1.27. Woo Choi also defends against 45% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Zalal is able to thwart 65% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 18||Seung Woo Choi||Youssef Zalal|
|Average Fight Time||14:26||15:00|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.33||2.68|
Concerning takedowns, Seung Woo Choi is not as efficient of a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.69 times per 15 min. Woo Choi is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times he tries and defending 66% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Zalal is getting his opponent to the mat on 42% of his takedown tries and is defending 60% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of going for the sub, Woo Choi is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds while Zalal attempts 1.5 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Seung Woo Choi squared up with Suman Mokhtarian and wound up taking home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Mokhtarian landed 67 of 115 total strikes that he let go. Choi ended the night having landed 158 of 254 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Mokhtarian landed 33 of 79, giving him a percentage of 41%. He finished the fight landing 14 of 47 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Choi landed 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 95 of 187. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 66 of 151 pointed at the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Mokhtarian and 50% of them connected on by Choi were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Youssef Zalal, he faced off with Ilia Topuria and wound up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Topuria ended up landing 92% of his significant strikes at distance while Zalal connected on 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Zalal ended up landing 32% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 17 of 53. He ended up connecting on 10 of 43 significant strikes directed at the head. Topuria ended up landing 13 of 33 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 7 of 23 to the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Topuria ended up connecting on 30 of 62 while Zalal landed 40 of 85 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Ode Osbourne faces off against Jerome Rivera. Osbourne will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 8-3-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 73". Rivera measures 5'10" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 10-4-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 72". Regarding grappling, Ode Osbourne is able to score a takedown 2.01 times per 3 rds while Jerome Rivera gets a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Osbourne lands an average of 3.88 strikes per minute and is connecting on 51% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Jerome Rivera, who lands 34% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.06 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Joselyne Edwards is set to clash with Karol Rosa. Rosa has a career mark of 13-3-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Edwards measures in at 5'8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 10-2-0. The 25-year-old reaches 70". Regarding wrestling, Karol Rosa is thwarting 79% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 50% of her tries. Edwards is taking her opponents down on 25% of her tries and is able to stop 50% of all takedown tries against her. In the matter of striking, Rosa absorbs 7.00 strikes/minute while she is dealing 9.70 strikes per minute. Edwards, on the other side, takes 3.87 strikes per minute and lands 5.87 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Youssef Zalal (-250)
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