Tai Tuivasa vs Don'Tale Mayes Pick, 3/20/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 22 Odds
Tai Tuivasa vs Don'Tale Mayes
UFC Vegas 22
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Tai Tuivasa will enter the Octagon with Don'Tale Mayes at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The odds have Tuivasa priced at -200 while Mayes is priced at +170.
Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa has a career mark of 11-3-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 264 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Don'Tale "Lord Kong" Mayes measures 6'6" and tips the scales at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 8-4-0. The 29-year-old reaches 81". In the category of significant strikes, Tai Tuivasa is landing 4.20 per min while Don'Tale Mayes connects on 4.13 significant strikes per min. Tuivasa lands 49% of the significant strikes he throws and Mayes lands 45%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Bam Bam" allows 3.45 significant strikes per minute while "Lord Kong" absorbs 4.46. Tuivasa also defends against 50% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Mayes is able to stop 43% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 22||Tai Tuivasa||Don'Tale Mayes|
|Average Fight Time||8:14||10:59|
|Weight||264 lbs||260 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.20||4.13|
Regarding takedowns, Tai Tuivasa is the lesser skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 0.20 times per 15 min. Tuivasa is getting his opponent to the mat on 30% of the times he tries and stopping 46% of all takedown tries against him. Mayes is taking his opponents down on 20% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 59% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Tuivasa is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.2 subs per 15 min while Mayes goes for 0.4 subs per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Tai Tuivasa faced Stefan Struve and wound up taking home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Struve ended up landing 13 of 19 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Tuivasa finished this fight landing 48 of 63 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Struve landed 13 of 19, which gave him a rate of 68%. He ended up landing 4 of 6 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Tuivasa landed 64% of his significant strikes by sticking 27 of 42. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 15 of 28 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Struve and 51% of them landed by Tuivasa were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Don'Tale Mayes, he went up against Roque Martinez and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Martinez ended up connecting on 93% of his significant strikes at distance and Mayes ended up connecting on 91% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Mayes connected on 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 59 of 135. He ended up landing 34 of 100 significant strikes to the head. Martinez ended up landing 58 of 111 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 30 of 76 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that contest, Martinez was 96 of 152 and Mayes was 80 of 158 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Adrian Yanez meets Gustavo Lopez. Yanez looks to add a victory to his total of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Lopez comes in at 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old reaches 67". In terms of takedowns, Adrian Yanez is able to score a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rounds and Gustavo Lopez takes his opponents to the mat 1.69 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Yanez connects on 7.02 strikes per min and connects on 54% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Gustavo Lopez, who tags his opponent on 40% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 2.26 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Max Griffin is set to face off against Song Kenan. Kenan looks to add a win to his career total of 16-5-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Griffin stands in at 5'11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 16-8-0. The 35-year-old has a wingspan of 76". Concerning grappling, Song Kenan is able to stop 45% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 40% of the times he tries. Griffin is finishing his takedown tries on 53% of the tries he takes and curbs 66% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Kenan takes 4.20 strikes per minute while he lands 4.30 per min. Griffin, in contrast, takes 3.91 strikes per minute and lands 4.08 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tai Tuivasa (-200)
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