Shane Young vs Omar Morales Pick, 3/27/2021 Predictions UFC 260 Odds
Shane Young vs Omar Morales
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Shane Young will enter the Octagon with Omar Morales at UFC 260 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The moneyline has Young priced at +160 while Morales is priced at -185.
Shane "Smokin'" Young walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Omar "Venezuelan Fighter" Morales measures in at 5'11" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 10-1-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 73". Regarding significant strikes, Shane Young is landing 6.01 per min and Omar Morales is connecting on 3.39 significant strikes per min. Young is landing 40% of the significant strikes he tries while Morales connects on 34%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Smokin'" takes 5.15 significant strikes per minute while "Venezuelan Fighter" takes 2.99. Young also defends against 56% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Morales thwarts 65% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 260||Shane Young||Omar Morales|
|Average Fight Time||10:14||12:47|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.01||3.39|
Concerning wrestling, Shane Young is the more competent wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.73 times per 15 minutes. Young is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of the times he tries and is defending 64% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Morales is getting his opponent to the mat on 70% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to submission attempts, Young is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes while Morales tries 0.3 finishes per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Shane Young went up against Ludovit Klein and ended up walking away in defeat by a kick to the head in round 1. Klein ended up landing 9 of 13 total strikes that he let go. Young finished this fight landing 4 of 7 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Klein ended up landing 9 of 13, giving him a percentage of 69%. He landed 6 of 10 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Young landed 57% of his significant strikes by landing 4 of 7. 88% of the significant strikes connected on by Klein and 100% of them landed by Young were done at distance.
In the last bout for Omar Morales, he went up against Giga Chikadze and wound up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Chikadze ended up landing 83% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Morales connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Morales landed 26% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 34 of 128. He ended up connecting on 23 of 111 significant strikes directed at the head. Chikadze connected on 65 of 157 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 32 of 117 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Chikadze ended up landing 69 of 163 while Morales was 35 of 130 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Marc-Andre Barriault faces off against Abu Azaitar. Barriault steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Azaitar stands 5'9" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 14-2-1. The 35-year-old stretches 76". In terms of takedowns, Marc-Andre Barriault scores a takedown 0.55 times per 15 min and Abu Azaitar scores a takedown 1.00 time per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Barriault connects for an average of 4.25 strikes/min and connects on 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Abu Azaitar, who is landing 37% of the strikes he attempts and connects for an average of 3.20 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Hannah Goldy is set to face off with Jessica Penne. Penne will be looking to add a win to her record of 12-6-0. The 38-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Goldy measures 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 5-1-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 61". Regarding takedowns, Jessica Penne is able to thwart 20% of the takedowns her opponents try and is getting her opponent to the mat on 25% of her tries. Goldy is taking her opponents to the mat on 10% of her tries and thwarts 66% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Penne is absorbing 4.73 strikes/min and she lands 2.46 strikes per minute. Goldy, on the other hand, is absorbing 3.90 strikes/min and is dealing 6.53 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Omar Morales (-185)
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