Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan Pick, 4/9/2022 Predictions UFC 273 Odds
Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Aljamain Sterling will face off with Petr Yan at UFC 273 on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The opening moneyline has Sterling priced at +350 while Yan is coming in at -475.
Aljamain "Funk Master" Sterling looks to add a victory to his career record of 20-3-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Petr "No Mercy" Yan measures 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 16-2-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 67". Regarding significant strikes, Aljamain Sterling lands 4.84 per minute and Petr Yan lands 5.98 significant strikes per min. Sterling connects on 49% of the significant strikes he tries and Yan connects on 52%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Funk Master" absorbs 2.20 significant strikes per min and "No Mercy" allows 4.14. Sterling also defends 63% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Yan is able to thwart 62% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 273||Aljamain Sterling||Petr Yan|
|Average Fight Time||12:24||15:14|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.84||5.98|
When it comes to grappling, Aljamain Sterling is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.77 times per 3 rds. Sterling is finishing his takedown attempts on 24% of his attempts and is defending 41% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Yan is finishing his takedown attempts on 61% of his takedown tries and defending 89% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding subbing opponents, Sterling is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 0.9 subs per 15 min while Yan looks to get 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Aljamain Sterling went up against Petr Yan and ended up getting the victory by way of an illegal knee in round 4. Yan landed 103 of 157 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Sterling ended the night having landed 119 of 260 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Yan ended up landing 86 of 137, which means his percentage was 62%. He ended up landing 48 of 96 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Sterling ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 97 of 230. Of all the significant strikes, he was 40 of 154 aimed at the head. 74% of the significant strikes connected on by Yan and 81% of them connected on by Sterling were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Petr Yan, he went up against Aljamain Sterling and walked away with a loss by way of an illegal knee in round 4. Sterling ended up connecting on 81% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Yan landed 74% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Yan ended up landing 62% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 86 of 137. He ended up connecting on 48 of 96 significant strikes aimed at the head. Sterling ended up connecting on 97 of 230 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 40 of 154 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go in that contest, Sterling ended up landing 119 of 260 and Yan was 103 of 157 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Gilbert Burns meets Khamzat Chimaev. Burns walks into the cage with a record of 20-4-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Chimaev measures in at 6'2" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 10-0-0. The 27-year-old has a reach of 75". When it comes to grappling, Gilbert Burns takes his opponents to the canvas 2.16 times per 3 rds and Khamzat Chimaev takes his opponents to the mat 4.65 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Burns connects for an average of 3.12 strikes/min and connects on 46% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Khamzat Chimaev, who is landing 77% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 8.68 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Darian Weeks is set to square up in the Octagon against Ian Garry. Garry holds a career mark of 8-0-0. The 24-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Weeks measures 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 5-1-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 72". In terms of wrestling, Ian Garry stops 80% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of the times he tries. Weeks is taking his opponents down on 50% of his tries and curbs 10% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Garry takes 4.41 strikes/min while he is dealing 3.61 per min. Weeks, at the same time, is absorbing 7.20 strikes per minute and is dealing 7.87 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Petr Yan (-475)
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