Bryan Battle vs Rinat Fakhretdinov Pick, 12/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 66 Odds
Bryan Battle vs Rinat Fakhretdinov
UFC Vegas 66
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Bryan Battle will take on Rinat Fakhretdinov at UFC Vegas 66 on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The odds have Battle coming in at +120 while Fakhretdinov is at -140.
Bryan "Pooh Bear" Battle will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 9-1-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Rinat "Gladiator" Fakhretdinov stands in at 6'0" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 19-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 74". Regarding significant strikes, Bryan Battle lands 7.18 per minute while Rinat Fakhretdinov is connecting on 3.00 significant strikes per minute. Battle is landing 56% of the significant strikes he attempts and Fakhretdinov lands 73%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Pooh Bear" absorbs 4.53 significant strikes per minute and "Gladiator" absorbs 1.20. Battle also stops 41% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Fakhretdinov is able to curb 45% of them.
|UFC Vegas 66||Bryan Battle||Rinat Fakhretdinov|
|Average Fight Time||7:40||15:00|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||7.18||3.00|
In the wrestling category, Bryan Battle is the not as competent as a grappler as he scores a takedown 1.31 times per 3 rounds. Battle is getting his opponent to the mat on 22% of the times he tries and thwarting 55% of the takedowns his opponents try. Fakhretdinov is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his takedown attempts and is defending 85% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Battle is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.7 subs per 15 minutes while Fakhretdinov attempts 0.9 subs per 15 minutes.
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In his previous fight, Bryan Battle faced Takashi Sato and wound up taking home the victory by way of a kick to the head in round 1. Sato landed 2 of 8 total strikes attempted in that contest. Battle finished this fight landing 7 of 10 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Sato landed 2 of 8, which gave him a rate of 25%. He landed 0 of 5 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Battle ended up landing 70% of his significant strikes by landing 7 of 10. Of all the significant strikes, he was 4 of 6 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Sato and 85% of them landed by Battle were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Rinat Fakhretdinov, he went up against Andreas Michailidis and got a win for the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Michailidis ended up landing 50% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Fakhretdinov landed 22% of his significant strikes at distance. Fakhretdinov ended up connecting on 73% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 45 of 61. He ended up connecting on 27 of 41 significant strikes directed at the head. Michailidis connected on 18 of 33 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 7 of 22 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Michailidis was 48 of 65 while Fakhretdinov ended up connecting on 106 of 130 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when David Dvorak enters the Octagon with Manel Kape. Dvorak looks to add a win to his career record of 20-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Kape stands in at 5'5" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 17-6-0. The 29-year-old stretches 68". When it comes to grappling, David Dvorak takes his opponents down 0.30 times per 15 min while Manel Kape scores a takedown 0.77 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Dvorak tags his opponents 3.87 strikes per minute and is landing 43% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Manel Kape, who is landing 53% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 4.69 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Journey Newson is set to fight Sergey Morozov. Morozov steps into the cage holding a record of 18-5-0. The 33-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Newson stands in at 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 10-3-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old reaches 67". When it comes to takedowns, Sergey Morozov is able to stop 64% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 26% of his tries. Newson is finishing his takedowns on 50% of his tries and prevents 15% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Morozov takes 3.36 strikes/min and he deals 3.34 per min. Newson, in contrast, is absorbing 2.62 strikes per min and dishes out 3.26 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Bryan Battle (+120)
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