Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas Pick, 4/24/2021 Predictions UFC 261 Odds
Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Weili Zhang will battle Rose Namajunas at UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The odds have Zhang priced at -190 while Namajunas is priced at +165.
Weili "Magnum" Zhang looks to add a victory to her career total of 21-1-0. The 31-year-old weighs 115 lbs and measures 5'4". The switch fighter stretches 63". Rose "Thug" Namajunas stands in at 5'5" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 65". In terms of significant strikes, Weili Zhang is landing 6.38 per min while Rose Namajunas connects on 4.13 significant strikes per minute. Zhang lands 45% of the significant strikes she attempts while Namajunas is landing 40%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Magnum" absorbs 4.43 significant strikes per minute while "Thug" allows 3.98. Zhang also prevents 53% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way and Namajunas deflects 60% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 261||Weili Zhang||Rose Namajunas|
|Average Fight Time||11:53||12:33|
|Weight||115 lbs||115 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.38||4.13|
In terms of wrestling, Weili Zhang is the not as competent as a grappler as she is able to score a takedown 1.26 times per 15 minutes. Zhang is getting her opponent to the mat on 23% of her tries and is stuffing 80% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Namajunas is getting her opponent to the mat on 53% of her takedown tries and defending 50% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, Zhang is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 submissions per 3 rds while Namajunas goes for 0.8 submissions per 3 rds.
In her last fight, Weili Zhang faced Joanna Jedrzejczyk and wound up getting the win via split decision in round 5. Jedrzejczyk ended up landing 196 of 370 total strikes that she let go. Zhang finished this fight landing 170 of 413 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Jedrzejczyk landed 186 of 360, which means her percentage was 51%. She ended up landing 96 of 230 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Zhang landed 40% of her significant strikes by connecting on 165 of 408. Out of those significant strikes, she connected on 96 of 305 aimed at the head. 91% of the significant strikes landed by Jedrzejczyk and 95% of them landed by Zhang were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Rose Namajunas, she squared up with Jessica Andrade and wound up taking home the victory via split decision in round 3. Andrade ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Namajunas landed 93% of her significant strikes at distance. Namajunas ended up connecting on 34% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 82 of 235. She ended up landing 63 of 209 significant strikes to the head. Andrade ended up connecting on 71 of 205 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, she connected on 31 of 134 to the head. Discussing total strikes that she let go, Andrade ended up landing 79 of 213 and Namajunas ended up landing 82 of 235 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other bouts to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Valentina Shevchenko squares up against Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko will be looking to add a win to her career record of 20-3-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Andrade comes in at 5'1" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 21-8-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 62". In terms of takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko is able to score a takedown 2.21 times per 3 rounds while Jessica Andrade takes her opponents to the canvas 3.11 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Shevchenko lands 2.98 strikes/min and is connecting on 50% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Jessica Andrade, who lands 49% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 6.38 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Jorge Masvidal is set to face off against Kamaru Usman. Usman has a career mark of 18-1-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 76". Masvidal stands in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 35-14-0. The 36-year-old reaches 74". Concerning grappling, Kamaru Usman prevents 70% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is scoring a takedown on 47% of his tries. Masvidal is taking his opponents to the mat on 59% of the attempts he tries and curbs 77% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Usman absorbs 2.33 strikes per min while he connects on 4.66 strikes per minute. Masvidal, notwithstanding, takes 3.00 strikes per minute and is connecting on 4.20 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Weili Zhang (-190)
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