Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France Pick, 7/30/2022 Predictions UFC 277 Odds
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Brandon Moreno will enter the Octagon with Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The moneyline has Moreno priced at -210 while Kara-France is coming in at +180.
Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno looks to add a win to his record of 19-6-2. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 70". Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France measures in at 5'4" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 24-9-0 (1 NC). The 29-year-old reaches 69". Regarding significant strikes, Brandon Moreno lands 3.54 per minute and Kai Kara-France lands 4.84 significant strikes per min. Moreno is landing 39% of the significant strikes he tries and Kara-France connects on 40%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Assassin Baby" takes 3.31 significant strikes per min and "Don't Blink" allows 3.51. Moreno also stops 57% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Kara-France is able to defend against 65% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 277||Brandon Moreno||Kai Kara-France|
|Record||19-6-2||24-9-0 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||14:55||11:34|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.54||4.84|
In the wrestling category, Brandon Moreno is the better grappler as he gets a takedown 1.84 times per 15 minutes. Moreno is scoring a takedown on 47% of his attempts and is stopping 69% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Kara-France is taking his opponents to the mat on 21% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 86% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Moreno is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.7 finishes per 15 min while Kara-France looks to get 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Brandon Moreno squared up with Deiveson Figueiredo and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Figueiredo ended up landing 95 of 178 total strikes that he let go. Moreno finished this fight landing 106 of 260 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Figueiredo landed 86 of 169, giving him a percentage of 50%. He ended up landing 40 of 106 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Moreno ended up landing 40% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 105 of 259. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 71 of 214 pointed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Figueiredo and 95% of them connected on by Moreno were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Kai Kara-France, he fought Askar Askarov and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Askarov connected on 88% of his significant strikes at distance and Kara-France ended up connecting on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Kara-France ended up connecting on 39% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 51 of 130. He ended up connecting on 26 of 96 significant strikes to the head. Askarov connected on 27 of 60 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 25 of 55 aimed at the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Askarov connected on 37 of 76 and Kara-France ended up landing 64 of 145 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Derrick Lewis opposes Sergei Pavlovich. Lewis has a mark of 26-9-0 (1 NC). The 37-year-old is fighting at 260 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Pavlovich stands 6'3" and records a weight of 257 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-1-0. The 30-year-old stretches 84". Regarding grappling, Derrick Lewis takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 15 min while Sergei Pavlovich is able to score a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Lewis tags his opponents 2.56 strikes/minute and lands 50% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Sergei Pavlovich, who tags the opposition on 50% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 6.08 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Alex Perez is set to square up against Alexandre Pantoja. Pantoja comes into this bout with a record of 24-5-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Perez stands in at 5'6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 24-6-0. The 30-year-old reaches 65". In the category of takedowns, Alexandre Pantoja is able to deflect 67% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 38% of the times he tries. Perez is taking his opponents down on 45% of his attempts and deflects 87% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Pantoja takes 3.34 strikes/minute while he is landing 4.24 strikes per minute. Perez, on the contrary, is taking 3.08 strikes/min and is dishing out 4.62 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brandon Moreno (-210)
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