Trevin Giles vs Dricus Du Plessis Pick, 7/10/2021 Predictions UFC 264 Odds
Trevin Giles vs Dricus Du Plessis
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Trevin Giles will face off with Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The opening odds have Giles priced at -105 while Plessis is at -115.
Trevin Giles comes into this bout with a record of 14-2-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Dricus "Stillknocks" Du Plessis measures in at 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 15-2-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 76". With respect to significant strikes, Trevin Giles lands 3.26 per minute and Dricus Du Plessis is connecting on 7.72 significant strikes per min. Giles connects on 56% of the significant strikes he throws while Du Plessis is connecting on 44%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Giles takes 1.88 significant strikes per min while "Stillknocks" takes 4.16. Giles also deflects 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Du Plessis is able to defend against 67% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 264||Trevin Giles||Dricus Du Plessis|
|Average Fight Time||12:31||3:22|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.26||7.72|
Concerning takedowns, Trevin Giles is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.37 times per 15 minutes. Giles is scoring a takedown on 80% of his attempts and stuffing 79% of all takedown attempts. Du Plessis is scoring a takedown on 40% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 50% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Giles is the more capable fighter by trying 0.3 finishes per 15 min while Du Plessis looks to get 0.2 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Trevin Giles squared up with Roman Dolidze and got a win for the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Dolidze ended up landing 75 of 110 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Giles walked away from this fight having landed 43 of 73 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Dolidze ended up landing 32 of 67, which gave him a percentage of 47%. He finished the fight landing 10 of 37 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Giles ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by sticking 27 of 57. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 22 of 51 to the head. 87% of the significant strikes connected on by Dolidze and 55% of them connected on by Giles were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Dricus Du Plessis, he faced off with Markus Perez and ended up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Perez landed 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Plessis connected on 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Plessis ended up connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 26 of 58. He ended up landing 7 of 28 significant strikes aimed at the head. Perez ended up connecting on 14 of 43 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 8 of 36 to the head. In regard to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Perez connected on 14 of 43 while Plessis was 26 of 58 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Omari Akhmedov enters the Octagon against Brad Tavares. Akhmedov has a career mark of 21-5-1. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Tavares stands 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 18-7-0. The 33-year-old stretches 74". Regarding grappling, Omari Akhmedov is averaging a takedown 2.63 times per 15 min and Brad Tavares takes his opponents to the mat 0.97 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Akhmedov connects for an average of 2.95 strikes per min and is connecting on 35% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Brad Tavares, who is landing 41% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 3.04 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Jerome Rivera is set to square up against Zhalgas Zhumagulov. Zhumagulov walks into the cage with a mark of 13-5-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The switch fighter extends his reach 66". Rivera stands in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career mark of 10-5-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 72". Concerning grappling, Zhalgas Zhumagulov is able to stop 33% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 21% of the times he tries. Rivera is finishing his takedowns on 30% of the tries he takes and stops 40% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Zhumagulov absorbs 4.00 strikes/min while he is dealing 4.17 strikes per min. Rivera, on the other hand, takes 2.47 strikes per minute and is dealing 3.08 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Trevin Giles (-105)
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