Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy Pick, 7/10/2021 Predictions UFC 264 Odds
Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Tai Tuivasa will enter the Octagon against Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The opening moneyline has Tuivasa priced at -142 while Hardy is priced at +116.
Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-3-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 264 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Greg "Prince of War" Hardy measures in at 6'5" and weighs 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 7-3-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 80". Regarding significant strikes, Tai Tuivasa lands 4.38 per minute and Greg Hardy is landing 4.83 significant strikes per min. Tuivasa is landing 50% of the significant strikes he throws and Hardy is landing 50%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Bam Bam" allows 3.44 significant strikes per min while "Prince of War" takes 3.12. Tuivasa also defends 50% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Hardy defends against 56% of them.
|UFC 264||Tai Tuivasa||Greg Hardy|
|Average Fight Time||7:18||7:15|
|Weight||264 lbs||265 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.38||4.83|
Regarding grappling, Tai Tuivasa is the not as competent as a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.11 times per 3 rounds. Tuivasa is scoring a takedown on 20% of his attempts and stuffing 46% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Hardy is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of his takedown attempts and defending 80% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Tuivasa is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.4 subs per 3 rds while Hardy tries 0.6 subs per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Tai Tuivasa faced Harry Hunsucker and took home the win by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Hunsucker ended up landing 2 of 6 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Tuivasa finished this fight landing 14 of 18 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Hunsucker ended up landing 2 of 6, giving him a percentage of 33%. He landed 1 of 5 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Tuivasa landed 77% of his significant strikes by connecting on 14 of 18. Of all the significant strikes, he was 10 of 14 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Hunsucker and 64% of them landed by Tuivasa were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Greg Hardy, he squared up with Marcin Tybura and ended up walking away in defeat by way of punches to the head in round 2. Tybura ended up landing 64% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Hardy ended up connecting on 92% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Hardy ended up connecting on 54% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 50 of 91. He landed 29 of 65 significant strikes directed at the head. Tybura ended up connecting on 51 of 101 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 34 of 82 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that fight, Tybura landed 60 of 111 and Hardy landed 50 of 91 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Carlos Condit squares up with Max Griffin. Condit looks to add a win to his career total of 32-13-0. The 37-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Griffin stands 5'11" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 17-8-0. The 35-year-old stretches 76". Regarding grappling, Carlos Condit is able to score a takedown 0.62 times per 3 rounds and Max Griffin scores a takedown 1.70 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Condit lands 3.63 strikes/min and is connecting on 39% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Max Griffin, who tags his opponent on 48% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 4.14 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Michel Pereira is set to take on Niko Price. Price has a record of 14-4-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Pereira stands in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 25-11-0. The 27-year-old reaches 73". Concerning wrestling, Niko Price prevents 72% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 22% of his tries. Pereira is finishing his takedowns on 70% of his attempts and curbs 90% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Price takes 5.83 strikes per minute while he is dealing 5.33 strikes/minute. Pereira, at the same time, takes 2.84 strikes per minute and is dealing 3.74 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tai Tuivasa (-142)
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