Sijara Eubanks vs Melissa Gatto Pick, 12/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 45 Odds
Sijara Eubanks vs Melissa Gatto
UFC Vegas 45
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Sijara Eubanks will face off against Melissa Gatto at UFC Vegas 45 on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The opening line has Eubanks priced at -220 while Gatto is at +180.
Sijara "SarJ" Eubanks walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-6-0. The 36-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Melissa Gatto stands in at 5'5" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her total of 7-0-2. The 25-year-old stretches 69". Regarding significant strikes, Sijara Eubanks lands 4.56 per min and Melissa Gatto is landing 7.00 significant strikes per min. Eubanks is connecting on 43% of the significant strikes she attempts while Gatto lands 57%. Regarding defending in the cage, "SarJ" allows 3.59 significant strikes per minute and Gatto allows 4.30. Eubanks also defends 57% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Gatto is able to deflect 52% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 45||Sijara Eubanks||Melissa Gatto|
|Average Fight Time||13:45||10:00|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.56||7.00|
In terms of wrestling, Sijara Eubanks is the more productive wrestler as she takes her opponents to the mat 1.94 times per 15 min. Eubanks is getting her opponent to the mat on 47% of the times she tries and is stuffing 65% of the takedowns her opponents try. Gatto is taking her opponents to the canvas on 20% of the takedowns she tries and stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on her. When it comes to going for the submission, Eubanks is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Gatto goes for 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
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In her last bout, Sijara Eubanks squared up with Elise Reed and ended up getting the victory in the fight by way of punches to the head from the mount position in round 1. Reed landed 14 of 20 total strikes that she let go in that fight. Eubanks finished this fight landing 37 of 55 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Reed landed 1 of 4, which gave her a rate of 25%. She finished the fight landing 1 of 2 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Eubanks landed 55% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 22 of 40. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she connected on 22 of 37 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Reed and 13% of them landed by Eubanks were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Melissa Gatto, she fought Victoria Leonardo and took home the victory via TKO via a doctor's stoppage in round 2. Leonardo ended up landing 88% of her significant strikes at distance while Gatto ended up connecting on 90% of her significant strikes at distance. Gatto ended up landing 57% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 70 of 121. She ended up connecting on 42 of 83 significant strikes directed at the head. Leonardo landed 43 of 91 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 14 of 58 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Leonardo landed 59 of 110 while Gatto connected on 96 of 148 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Raquel Pennington enters the Octagon with Macy Chiasson. Pennington steps into the Octagon with a mark of 12-9-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Chiasson stands 5'11" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 8-1-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 72". Regarding grappling, Raquel Pennington is able to score a takedown 1.11 times per 3 rounds while Macy Chiasson takes her opponents to the canvas 0.98 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Pennington tags his opponents 3.59 strikes/min and landing 49% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Macy Chiasson, who lands 49% of the strikes she attempts and connects on 4.16 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Chris Daukaus is set to enter the Octagon against Derrick Lewis. Lewis steps into the cage holding a record of 25-8-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 260 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 79". Daukaus stands 6'3" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 12-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 76". Regarding takedowns, Derrick Lewis is able to defend against 55% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the mat on 25% of his tries. Daukaus is taking his opponents down on 20% of his attempts and stops 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Lewis takes 2.48 strikes per minute while he is landing 2.49 per min. Daukaus, at the same time, is absorbing 3.40 strikes/min and dishes out 9.03 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Melissa Gatto (+180)
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