Chidi Njokuani vs Gregory Rodrigues Pick, 9/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 60 Odds
Chidi Njokuani vs Gregory Rodrigues
UFC Vegas 60
APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Chidi Njokuani will take on Gregory Rodrigues at UFC Vegas 60 on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The opening moneyline has Njokuani coming in at -105 while Rodrigues is priced at -115.
Chidi "Bang Bang" Njokuani comes into this bout with a mark of 22-7-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 80". Gregory "Robocop" Rodrigues measures 6'3" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 75". Concerning significant strikes, Chidi Njokuani lands 3.76 per min and Gregory Rodrigues connects on 6.00 significant strikes per min. Njokuani connects on 73% of the significant strikes he throws while Rodrigues lands 55%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Bang Bang" allows 1.45 significant strikes per min while "Robocop" absorbs 5.73. Njokuani also defends against 56% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Rodrigues is able to stop 53% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 60||Chidi Njokuani||Gregory Rodrigues|
|Record||22-7-0 (1 NC)||12-4-0|
|Average Fight Time||7:55||8:46|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.76||6.00|
In the grappling category, Chidi Njokuani is the not as competent as a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.40 times per 15 min. Njokuani is taking his opponents to the canvas on 15% of his tries and stopping 76% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Rodrigues is scoring a takedown on 53% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 85% of the attempts against him. In terms of submission attempts, Njokuani is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Rodrigues attempts 0.7 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Chidi Njokuani went up against Dusko Todorovic and took home the victory via elbows to the head in round 1. Todorovic landed 9 of 11 total strikes that he let go. Njokuani finished this fight landing 19 of 23 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Todorovic ended up landing 5 of 7, which gave him a rate of 71%. He ended up landing 4 of 6 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Njokuani ended up landing 82% of his significant strikes by connecting on 14 of 17. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 3 of 4 pointed at the head. 0% of the significant strikes connected on by Todorovic and 35% of them landed by Njokuani were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Gregory Rodrigues, he faced off with Julian Marquez and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Marquez ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Rodrigues landed 67% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Rodrigues connected on 68% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 49 of 72. He ended up landing 46 of 67 significant strikes to the head. Marquez ended up landing 13 of 42 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 8 of 36 to the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Marquez ended up landing 13 of 42 while Rodrigues ended up connecting on 50 of 74 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Andre Fili enters the Octagon with Bill Algeo. Fili steps into the cage holding a mark of 21-9-0 (1 NC). The 32-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Algeo stands 6'0" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The switch fighter holds a record of 16-6-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 73". Regarding grappling, Andre Fili is able to score a takedown 2.49 times per 15 minutes and Bill Algeo takes his opponents down 0.92 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Fili tags his opponents 3.82 strikes per minute and is connecting on 36% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Bill Algeo, who tags the opposition on 54% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 5.73 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Rodrigo Nascimento is set to face off against Tanner Boser. Boser has a career record of 20-8-1. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 255 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Nascimento measures 6'2" and weighs 246 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 9-1-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 80". Concerning wrestling, Tanner Boser is stopping 70% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedowns on 15% of the times he tries. Nascimento is finishing his takedowns on 40% of the tries he takes and deflects 85% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Boser is taking 2.16 strikes per min while he deals 4.23 per min. Nascimento, moreover, is absorbing 6.14 strikes/minute and lands 5.46 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Gregory Rodrigues (-115)
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