Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Tim Elliott will enter the Octagon with Jordan Espinosa at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The opener has Elliott coming in at +110 while Espinosa is at -130.
Tim Elliott looks to add a victory to his record of 17-11-1. The 34-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 66". Jordan "The Gamer" Espinosa stands in at 5'6" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 15-8-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 69". When talking about significant strikes, Tim Elliott is connecting on 3.50 per minute and Jordan Espinosa connects on 4.99 significant strikes per minute. Elliott is landing 45% of the significant strikes he attempts and Espinosa lands 53%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Elliott allows 2.64 significant strikes per minute and "The Gamer" allows 3.23. Elliott also stops 59% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Espinosa is able to curb 58% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 259||Tim Elliott||Jordan Espinosa|
|Average Fight Time||12:00||9:20|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.50||4.99|
In the grappling category, Tim Elliott is the better wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 4.02 times per 3 rounds. Elliott is scoring a takedown on 48% of the times he tries and is stopping 58% of the takedowns his opponents try. Espinosa is finishing his takedown attempts on 28% of his takedown tries and stopping 90% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Elliott is the more skilled technician by attempting 1.2 submissions per 3 rounds while Espinosa tries 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Tim Elliott faced Ryan Benoit and ended up getting the victory in the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Benoit ended up landing 64 of 131 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Elliott ended the night having landed 90 of 193 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Benoit ended up landing 55 of 122, which gave him a rate of 45%. He ended up landing 39 of 97 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Elliott landed 39% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 67 of 169. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 31 of 100 aimed at the head. 85% of the significant strikes connected on by Benoit and 65% of them connected on by Elliott were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jordan Espinosa, he faced off with David Dvorak and wound up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Dvorak landed 89% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Espinosa connected on 94% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Espinosa connected on 30% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 50 of 162. He ended up landing 16 of 119 significant strikes directed at the head. Dvorak landed 68 of 146 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 30 of 90 directed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Dvorak connected on 69 of 147 and Espinosa landed 50 of 162 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Kennedy Nzechukwu goes up against Carlos Ulberg. Nzechukwu walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-1-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures 6'5". The southpaw fighter reaches 83". Ulberg comes in at 6'4" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 5-0-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 77". Regarding grappling, Kennedy Nzechukwu is able to score a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rds and Carlos Ulberg takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Nzechukwu tags his opponents 4.57 strikes/minute and lands 39% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Carlos Ulberg, who tags his opponent on 45% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 4.92 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jake Matthews is set to encounter Sean Brady. Brady walks into the cage with a mark of 13-0-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Matthews measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-4-0. The 26-year-old reaches 73". Concerning wrestling, Sean Brady thwarts 80% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 57% of the times he tries. Matthews is finishing his takedowns on 41% of his tries and deflects 70% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Brady takes 4.35 strikes per min while he is dishing out 5.44 strikes per min. Matthews, at the same time, is taking 2.12 strikes/minute and dishes out 3.15 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tim Elliott (+110)
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