Calvin Kattar vs Giga Chikadze Pick, 1/15/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 46 Odds
Calvin Kattar vs Giga Chikadze
UFC Vegas 46
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Calvin Kattar will enter the Octagon with Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 46 on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The moneyline has Kattar coming in at +190 while Chikadze is coming in at -235.
Calvin Kattar steps into the Octagon with a mark of 22-5-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Giga "Ninja" Chikadze stands in at 6'0" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 14-2-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of significant strikes, Calvin Kattar is connecting on 5.07 per minute while Giga Chikadze is landing 3.76 significant strikes per min. Kattar is landing 42% of the significant strikes he tries and Chikadze is landing 45%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Kattar takes 8.16 significant strikes per minute and "Ninja" allows 2.69. Kattar also stops 50% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Chikadze stops 61% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 46||Calvin Kattar||Giga Chikadze|
|Average Fight Time||13:31||11:21|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.07||3.76|
In terms of grappling, Calvin Kattar is the more efficient wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.37 times per 15 min. Kattar is finishing his takedown attempts on 30% of his tries and is stuffing 89% of the tries against him. Chikadze is finishing his takedowns on 33% of his takedown tries and thwarting 68% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of subbing opponents, Kattar is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.2 subs per 3 rds while Chikadze tries 0.3 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his previous bout, Calvin Kattar faced Max Holloway and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 5. Holloway landed 447 of 746 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Kattar walked away from this fight having landed 134 of 284 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Holloway ended up landing 445 of 744, giving him a percentage of 59%. He finished the fight landing 274 of 553 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Kattar ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by landing 133 of 283. Of those significant strikes, he landed 99 of 237 pointed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes landed by Holloway and 96% of them landed by Kattar were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Giga Chikadze, he battled Edson Barboza and took home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Barboza ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Chikadze ended up connecting on 93% of his significant strikes at distance. Chikadze connected on 51% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 60 of 117. He ended up landing 31 of 80 significant strikes aimed at the head. Barboza connected on 33 of 95 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up connecting on 15 of 70 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go, Barboza was 33 of 95 and Chikadze ended up connecting on 70 of 128 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Muslim Salikhov squares up with Michel Pereira. Salikhov has a record of 18-2-0. The 37-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Pereira measures in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 26-11-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 73". When it comes to grappling, Muslim Salikhov gets a takedown 1.12 times per 15 minutes while Michel Pereira is able to score a takedown 2.01 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Salikhov connects for an average of 3.13 strikes per minute and landing 48% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Michel Pereira, who lands 55% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 4.22 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Rogerio Bontorin is set to square up with Brandon Royval. Royval looks to add a victory to his career record of 12-6-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures 5'9". The southpaw fighter stretches 68". Bontorin measures 5'5" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 17-3-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 67". Concerning grappling, Brandon Royval is able to deflect 52% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 80% of his tries. Bontorin is taking his opponents to the mat on 43% of the tries he takes and stops 51% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Royval is absorbing 2.98 strikes/minute while he is landing 3.44 strikes per min. Bontorin, on the other hand, is absorbing 3.41 strikes/minute and connects on 2.82 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calvin Kattar (+190)
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