William Knight vs Alonzo Menifield Pick, 2/27/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 20 Odds
William Knight vs Alonzo Menifield
UFC Vegas 20
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 27, 2021
William Knight will face off with Alonzo Menifield at UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The opener has Knight coming in at -110 while Menifield is at -120.
William "Knightmare" Knight holds a career record of 9-1-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Alonzo "Atomic" Menifield stands 6'0" and will fight at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 9-2-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 76". Concerning significant strikes, William Knight is connecting on 4.69 per minute while Alonzo Menifield connects on 3.34 significant strikes per min. Knight connects on 76% of the significant strikes he tries and Menifield is connecting on 47%. In terms of defending themselves, "Knightmare" absorbs 2.88 significant strikes per minute while "Atomic" absorbs 3.72. Knight also deflects 33% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Menifield is able to defend against 45% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 20||William Knight||Alonzo Menifield|
|Average Fight Time||10:39||5:18|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.69||3.34|
Concerning grappling, William Knight is the more effective grappler as he is averaging a takedown 3.76 times per 3 rds. Knight is getting his opponent to the mat on 66% of the times he tries and stopping 63% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Menifield is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his takedown tries and defending 85% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Knight is the more capable fighter by going for 0.5 subs per 3 rounds while Menifield goes for 0.3 subs per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, William Knight fought Aleksa Camur and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Camur ended up landing 59 of 72 total strikes that he let go. Knight finished this fight landing 58 of 77 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Camur landed 17 of 30, which gave him a rate of 56%. He landed 8 of 18 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Knight ended up landing 70% of his significant strikes by landing 38 of 54. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 29 of 40 aimed at the head. 52% of the significant strikes connected on by Camur and 26% of them landed by Knight were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Alonzo Menifield, he faced off with Ovince Saint Preux and was on the losing end of this fight by a punch to the head in round 2. Preux landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Menifield ended up connecting on 89% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Menifield connected on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 19 of 40. He ended up connecting on 12 of 31 significant strikes directed at the head. Preux ended up connecting on 33 of 80 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 12 of 44 to the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Preux connected on 33 of 80 while Menifield ended up landing 21 of 43 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Vince Cachero enters the Octagon against Ronnie Lawrence. Cachero walks into the cage holding a record of 7-3-0. The 31-year-old weighs 145 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Lawrence comes in at 5'8" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter has a mark of 6-1-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 68". Regarding grappling, Vince Cachero takes his opponents to the canvas 0.3 times per 15 minutes and Ronnie Lawrence takes his opponents to the mat 12.00 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Cachero is connecting on 5.07 strikes/min and connecting on 50% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Ronnie Lawrence, who tags the opposition on 48% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 1.87 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Maxim Grishin is set to square up in the Octagon with Dustin Jacoby. Jacoby walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-5-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Grishin stands 6'3" and steps on the scale at 220 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 31-8-2. The 36-year-old has a reach of 78". In the category of takedowns, Dustin Jacoby is able to deflect 66% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 100% of the times he tries. Grishin is taking his opponents down on 100% of the tries he takes and deflects 66% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Jacoby is taking 2.52 strikes per min while he is dishing out 3.65 strikes/min. Grishin, on the other side, is taking 1.44 strikes per minute and lands 2.08 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take William Knight (-110)
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