Bryan Battle vs Takashi Sato Pick, 8/6/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 59 Odds
Bryan Battle vs Takashi Sato
UFC Vegas 59
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Bryan Battle will enter the Octagon with Takashi Sato at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The opener has Battle at -225 while Sato is coming in at +190.
Bryan "Pooh Bear" Battle comes into this fight with a record of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Takashi "Ten" Sato stands in at 5'10" and will fight at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 16-5-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 73". Concerning significant strikes, Bryan Battle lands 7.10 per min and Takashi Sato connects on 2.28 significant strikes per minute. Battle is connecting on 56% of the significant strikes he tries while Sato connects on 38%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Pooh Bear" allows 4.58 significant strikes per minute and "Ten" absorbs 4.16. Battle also curbs 40% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Sato is able to thwart 44% of the shots thrown.
|UFC Vegas 59||Bryan Battle||Takashi Sato|
|Average Fight Time||11:08||8:42|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||7.10||2.28|
Regarding wrestling, Bryan Battle is the more efficient grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.35 times per 15 min. Battle is taking his opponents to the canvas on 22% of the times he tries and thwarting 55% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Sato is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his takedown tries and is stopping 60% of the attempts against him. Regarding subbing opponents, Battle is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 0.7 subs per 3 rds while Sato goes for 0.3 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his last fight, Bryan Battle fought Tresean Gore and ended up winning this fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Gore ended up landing 86 of 126 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Battle ended the night having landed 119 of 203 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Gore landed 57 of 95, which means his percentage was 60%. He landed 31 of 67 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Battle ended up landing 58% of his significant strikes by landing 112 of 193. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 49 of 117 aimed at the head. 73% of the significant strikes landed by Gore and 93% of them landed by Battle were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Takashi Sato, he went up against Gunnar Nelson and was on the losing end of this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Nelson connected on 22% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Sato ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Sato ended up connecting on 39% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 9 of 23. He ended up landing 4 of 16 significant strikes aimed at the head. Nelson landed 44 of 55 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 36 of 47 aimed at the head. In relation to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Nelson ended up connecting on 140 of 166 and Sato ended up landing 16 of 34 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jason Witt enters the Octagon against Josh Quinlan. Witt steps into the Octagon holding a record of 19-8-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Quinlan stands 6'0" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 5-0-0 (1 NC). The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 72". In the grappling category, Jason Witt is averaging a takedown 6.89 times per 3 rounds while Josh Quinlan scores a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Witt lands 2.26 strikes/min and is landing 47% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Josh Quinlan, who lands 72% of his attempted strikes and lands 16.60 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Miranda Granger is set to take on Cory McKenna. McKenna looks to add a victory to her career record of 6-2-0. The 23-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 58". Granger stands in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 7-2-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 68". Regarding takedowns, Cory McKenna deflects 71% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 44% of the times she tries. Granger is taking her opponents to the mat on 15% of the attempts she tries and defends against 40% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, McKenna takes 3.71 strikes per min while she is dealing 3.64 strikes/min. Granger, in contrast, is absorbing 2.64 strikes per minute and is connecting on 2.91 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Takashi Sato (+190)
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