Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Song Yadong will battle Kyler Phillips at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The opening odds have Yadong coming in at -155 while Phillips is at +135.
Song Yadong looks to add a win to his record of 16-4-1. The 23-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Kyler "The Matrix" Phillips measures 5'8" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 8-1-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 72". Regarding significant strikes, Song Yadong connects on 4.32 per minute and Kyler Phillips lands 6.28 significant strikes per minute. Yadong lands 42% of the significant strikes he tries and Phillips connects on 49%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Yadong allows 3.57 significant strikes per minute and "The Matrix" takes 2.05. Yadong also thwarts 56% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Phillips stops 66% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 259||Song Yadong||Kyler Phillips|
|Average Fight Time||10:13||7:10|
|Weight||145 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.32||6.28|
Regarding wrestling, Song Yadong is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.73 times per 3 rds. Yadong is scoring a takedown on 75% of the times he tries and thwarting 61% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Phillips is scoring a takedown on 66% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 71% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of submissions, Yadong is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.5 subs per 15 minutes while Phillips tries 0.7 subs per 15 min.
In his last bout, Song Yadong went up against Marlon Vera and wound up taking home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Vera ended up landing 115 of 187 total strikes attempted in that fight. Yadong finished this fight landing 119 of 221 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Vera landed 92 of 164, which means his percentage was 56%. He landed 41 of 98 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Yadong landed 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 101 of 201. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 79 of 173 to the head. 73% of the significant strikes landed by Vera and 78% of them connected on by Yadong were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Kyler Phillips, he went up against Cameron Else and wound up taking home the victory by way of an elbow to the head in round 2. Else ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Phillips landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Phillips landed 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 32 of 78. He ended up landing 22 of 63 significant strikes directed at the head. Else landed 11 of 30 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 4 of 20 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Else ended up connecting on 20 of 43 and Phillips was 34 of 80 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Joseph Benavidez squares up with Askar Askarov. Benavidez steps into the cage holding a record of 28-7-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The southpaw fighter stretches 65". Askarov measures in at 5'6" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-0-1. The 28-year-old extends his reach 67". In terms of takedowns, Joseph Benavidez scores a takedown 1.48 times per 15 min while Askar Askarov takes his opponents down 2.00 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Benavidez connects on 3.54 strikes per min and connecting on 34% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Askar Askarov, who connects on 52% of his attempted strikes and connects for an average of 3.20 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Kai Kara-France is set to face off against Rogerio Bontorin. Bontorin looks to add a victory to his career total of 16-2-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Kara-France measures in at 5'4" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 21-9-0. The 27-year-old stretches 69". Concerning grappling, Rogerio Bontorin is able to deflect 51% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the mat on 35% of his tries. Kara-France is taking his opponents to the mat on 23% of his tries and is able to curb 90% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Bontorin absorbs 3.17 strikes/minute while he connects on 2.30 strikes per min. Kara-France, on the contrary, takes 4.00 strikes per minute and is dealing 5.16 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kyler Phillips (+135)
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