Brad Tavares vs Dricus Du Plessis Pick, 7/2/2022 Predictions UFC 276 Odds
Brad Tavares vs Dricus Du Plessis
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Brad Tavares will battle Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 276 on Saturday, July 2, 2022. The opening odds have Tavares priced at -110 while Plessis is coming in at -110.
Brad Tavares looks to add a win to his record of 19-7-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Dricus "Stillknocks" Du Plessis comes in at 6'1" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 16-2-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Brad Tavares lands 3.18 per minute and Dricus Du Plessis lands 5.07 significant strikes per minute. Tavares is landing 42% of the significant strikes he attempts and Du Plessis lands 48%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Tavares absorbs 2.76 significant strikes per minute and "Stillknocks" allows 2.39. Tavares also stops 57% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Du Plessis is able to deflect 68% of them.
|UFC 276||Brad Tavares||Dricus Du Plessis|
|Average Fight Time||13:09||5:02|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.18||5.07|
In terms of wrestling, Brad Tavares is the lesser skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.91 times per 15 min. Tavares is getting his opponent to the mat on 27% of his attempts and thwarting 79% of all takedowns attempted on him. Du Plessis is taking his opponents down on 50% of the takedowns he tries and defending 15% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to sub attempts, Tavares is the more capable of the two fighters by attempting 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Du Plessis goes for 0.2 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Brad Tavares faced Omari Akhmedov and wound up taking home the win via split decision in round 3. Akhmedov landed 50 of 168 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Tavares finished this fight landing 88 of 155 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Akhmedov ended up landing 48 of 166, which gave him a rate of 28%. He finished the fight landing 37 of 151 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Tavares landed 56% of his significant strikes by landing 84 of 150. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 48 of 103 to the head. 95% of the significant strikes connected on by Akhmedov and 92% of them connected on by Tavares were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Dricus Du Plessis, he fought Trevin Giles and got a win for the night via a punch to the head in round 2. Giles landed 80% of his significant strikes at distance and Plessis connected on 88% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Plessis landed 52% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 25 of 48. He ended up connecting on 7 of 23 significant strikes to the head. Giles ended up connecting on 10 of 32 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 6 of 26 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Giles connected on 10 of 32 while Plessis connected on 26 of 49 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jessica-Rose Clark takes on Julija Stoliarenko. Clark has a career record of 11-7-0 (1 NC). The 34-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 64". Stoliarenko measures 5'7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 9-7-2. The 29-year-old reaches 66". In the grappling category, Jessica-Rose Clark is able to score a takedown 1.77 times per 3 rds and Julija Stoliarenko takes her opponents to the canvas 0.25 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Clark connects on 3.95 strikes/minute and lands 52% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have Julija Stoliarenko, who is landing 40% of the strikes she has thrown and is landing 2.68 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Maycee Barber is set to square up in the Octagon with Jessica Eye. Eye steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-10-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Barber measures in at 5'5" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-2-0. The 24-year-old reaches 65". In terms of wrestling, Jessica Eye deflects 57% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 44% of her tries. Barber is taking her opponents to the mat on 32% of her tries and defends against 62% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Eye is absorbing 4.19 strikes per minute and she lands 3.96 per min. Barber, at the same time, takes 2.69 strikes per min and dishes out 4.45 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dricus Du Plessis (-110)
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