Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou Pick, 3/27/2021 Predictions UFC 260 Odds
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Stipe Miocic will enter the Octagon against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The moneyline has Miocic coming in at +100 while Ngannou is coming in at -120.
Stipe Miocic steps into the Octagon with a mark of 20-3-0. The 38-year-old is fighting at 240 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Francis "The Predator" Ngannou comes in at 6'4" and records a weight of 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 15-3-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 83". With respect to significant strikes, Stipe Miocic is connecting on 4.90 per minute while Francis Ngannou lands 2.23 significant strikes per min. Miocic is connecting on 52% of the significant strikes he tries and Ngannou connects on 37%. In terms of defending in the cage, Miocic absorbs 3.75 significant strikes per minute and "The Predator" absorbs 2.03. Miocic also deflects 55% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Ngannou is able to curb 47% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 260||Stipe Miocic||Francis Ngannou|
|Average Fight Time||11:29||5:37|
|Weight||240 lbs||250 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.90||2.23|
Concerning grappling, Stipe Miocic is the more competent wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.92 times per 15 minutes. Miocic is getting his opponent to the mat on 34% of his tries and is defending 70% of the tries against him. Ngannou is taking his opponents to the mat on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 71% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Miocic is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Ngannou tries 0.5 subs per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Stipe Miocic squared up with Daniel Cormier and ended up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Cormier landed 145 of 223 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Miocic ended the night having landed 171 of 244 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Cormier landed 105 of 183, giving him a percentage of 57%. He ended up landing 70 of 132 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Miocic ended up landing 61% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 115 of 187. Of those significant strikes, he landed 67 of 136 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Cormier and 87% of them connected on by Miocic were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Francis Ngannou, he fought Jairzinho Rozenstruik and wound up taking home the victory via a punch to the head in round 1. Rozenstruik connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Ngannou landed 50% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Ngannou ended up landing 46% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 6 of 13. He ended up landing 5 of 11 significant strikes to the head. Rozenstruik landed 5 of 5 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 3 of 3 to the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Rozenstruik was 5 of 5 and Ngannou landed 6 of 13 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Tyron Woodley fights Vicente Luque. Woodley looks to add a victory to his career total of 19-6-1. The 38-year-old weighs 170 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Luque stands 5'11" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 19-7-1. The 29-year-old reaches 75". In terms of takedowns, Tyron Woodley takes his opponents to the mat 1.08 times per 15 min while Vicente Luque scores a takedown 0.68 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Woodley lands an average of 2.33 strikes per min and lands 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Vicente Luque, who is landing 53% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 5.72 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Thomas Almeida is set to enter the Octagon with Sean O'Malley. 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". 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". In terms of wrestling, Sean O'Malley prevents 61% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of the times he tries. Almeida is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his attempts and stops 75% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, O'Malley is absorbing 3.76 strikes/minute and he is dealing 6.35 per minute. Almeida, notwithstanding, is absorbing 4.69 strikes/minute and deals 5.39 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stipe Miocic (+100)
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