Chase Hooper vs Felipe Colares Pick, 5/21/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 55 Odds
Chase Hooper vs Felipe Colares
UFC Vegas 55
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Chase Hooper will enter the Octagon with Felipe Colares at UFC Vegas 55 on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The opening moneyline has Hooper priced at +150 while Colares is at -170.
Chase "The Dream" Hooper looks to add a victory to his career record of 10-2-1. The 22-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 74". Felipe "Cabocao" Colares measures in at 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-3-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 69". With respect to significant strikes, Chase Hooper connects on 3.87 per minute while Felipe Colares is connecting on 2.27 significant strikes per minute. Hooper connects on 46% of the significant strikes he tries and Colares is landing 42%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Dream" absorbs 3.79 significant strikes per min and "Cabocao" allows 4.65. Hooper also deflects 36% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Colares is able to stop 37% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 55||Chase Hooper||Felipe Colares|
|Average Fight Time||12:31||15:00|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.87||2.27|
Concerning takedowns, Chase Hooper is not as effective of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.96 times per 3 rounds. Hooper is finishing his takedown attempts on 18% of his tries and is defending 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Colares is scoring a takedown on 21% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 43% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Hooper is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 2.2 subs per 15 minutes while Colares tries 0.6 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his last fight, Chase Hooper went up against Steven Peterson and wound up taking the loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Peterson landed 102 of 124 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Hooper walked away from this fight having landed 98 of 132 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Peterson ended up landing 49 of 68, which gave him a rate of 72%. He finished the fight landing 38 of 56 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Hooper landed 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 31 of 61. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 21 of 51 pointed at the head. 38% of the significant strikes connected on by Peterson and 90% of them connected on by Hooper were done at distance.
In the last fight for Felipe Colares, he battled Chris Gutierrez and was defeated via split decision in round 3. Gutierrez ended up landing 96% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Colares ended up connecting on 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Colares landed 27% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 41 of 147. He ended up connecting on 23 of 111 significant strikes aimed at the head. Gutierrez connected on 96 of 144 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 57 of 101 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Gutierrez landed 115 of 165 while Colares ended up landing 70 of 178 total strikes.
Other fights to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Holly Holm opposes Ketlen Vieira. Holm looks to add a win to her career record of 14-5-0. The 40-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 69". Vieira measures 5'8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 12-2-0. The 30-year-old stretches 68". In terms of takedowns, Holly Holm takes her opponents to the mat 0.81 times per 15 min while Ketlen Vieira is able to score a takedown 1.71 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Holm lands an average of 3.16 strikes/minute and is landing 38% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Ketlen Vieira, who connects on 38% of the strikes she has thrown and lands 3.07 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Tabatha Ricci is set to fight Polyana Viana. Viana has a mark of 12-4-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Ricci comes in at 5'1" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 6-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 61". In terms of grappling, Polyana Viana curbs 50% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times she tries. Ricci is taking her opponents down on 41% of her tries and thwarts 10% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Viana is taking 3.01 strikes/min and she is landing 3.71 strikes/minute. Ricci, moreover, is absorbing 6.52 strikes per minute and deals 3.43 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Felipe Colares (-170)
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