Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz Pick, 3/6/2021 Predictions UFC 259 Odds
Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Uros Medic will face off with Aalon Cruz at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The odds have Medic at -165 while Cruz is at +145.
Uros "The Doctor" Medic looks to add a win to his total of 6-0-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Aalon Cruz stands 6'0" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 8-3-0. The 31-year-old reaches 78". Regarding significant strikes, Uros Medic connects on 14.55 per min while Aalon Cruz is connecting on 8.37 significant strikes per minute. Medic lands 88% of the significant strikes he throws and Cruz is landing 39%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Doctor" takes 0.91 significant strikes per minute while Cruz allows 6.99. Medic also thwarts 83% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Cruz is able to stop 64% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 259||Uros Medic||Aalon Cruz|
|Average Fight Time||2:12||8:01|
|Weight||155 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||14.55||8.37|
Concerning wrestling, Uros Medic is the more capable wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.50 times per 15 min. Medic is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of the times he tries and thwarting 30% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Cruz is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 30% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding submissions, Medic is the more experienced submission fighter by trying 0.5 submissions per 15 min while Cruz tries 0.4 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Uros Medic faced Mikey Gonzalez and ended up getting the victory by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Gonzalez landed 2 of 12 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Medic finished this fight landing 32 of 36 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Gonzalez landed 2 of 12, which gave him a rate of 16%. He landed 2 of 12 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Medic landed 88% of his significant strikes by landing 32 of 36. Of those significant strikes, he landed 17 of 21 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Gonzalez and 40% of them connected on by Medic were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Aalon Cruz, he battled Spike Carlyle and walked away in defeat by punches to the head from the mount position in round 1. Carlyle landed 10% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Cruz landed 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Cruz ended up landing 16% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 2 of 12. He landed 2 of 4 significant strikes to the head. Carlyle connected on 20 of 29 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 19 of 27 to the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Carlyle connected on 29 of 38 and Cruz was 2 of 12 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Mario Bautista squares up with Trevin Jones. Bautista steps into the Octagon holding a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The switch fighter extends his reach 69". Jones stands 5'7" and is weighing in at 140 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 12-6-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 70". In terms of takedowns, Mario Bautista gets a takedown 0.60 times per 15 minutes while Trevin Jones takes his opponents to the canvas 2.15 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Bautista lands 6.19 strikes/min and is connecting on 45% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Trevin Jones, who tags the opposition on 52% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 3.72 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Megan Anderson is set to face off against Amanda Nunes. Nunes will be looking to add a win to her career total of 20-4-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Anderson stands 6'0" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 72". Concerning wrestling, Amanda Nunes deflects 84% of her opponents takedown tries and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 53% of the times she tries. Anderson is taking her opponents down on 33% of her tries and is able to thwart 53% of all takedown tries against her. With reference to striking, Nunes is taking 2.47 strikes/minute while she is landing 4.44 per min. Anderson, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.94 strikes/minute and lands 1.82 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Aalon Cruz (+145)
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