Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong Pick, 9/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 60 Odds
Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong
UFC Vegas 60
APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Cory Sandhagen will face off with Song Yadong at UFC Vegas 60 on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The odds have Sandhagen at -205 while Yadong is at +175.
Cory Sandhagen comes into this fight with a record of 14-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands 5'11". The switch fighter has a reach of 70". Song Yadong measures 5'8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 19-6-1 (1 NC). The 24-year-old has a reach of 67". Regarding significant strikes, Cory Sandhagen is landing 6.42 per minute and Song Yadong connects on 4.92 significant strikes per minute. Sandhagen connects on 44% of the significant strikes he attempts while Yadong is connecting on 42%. Regarding defending in the cage, Sandhagen allows 4.50 significant strikes per minute and Yadong allows 3.78. Sandhagen also stops 55% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Yadong is able to stop 59% of them.
|UFC Vegas 60||Cory Sandhagen||Song Yadong|
|Record||14-4-0||19-6-1 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||10:38||10:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.42||4.92|
In terms of grappling, Cory Sandhagen is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.71 times per 15 minutes. Sandhagen is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his tries and stuffing 67% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Yadong is taking his opponents to the mat on 42% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 60% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Sandhagen is the more skilled technician by going for 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Yadong goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last bout, Cory Sandhagen faced Petr Yan and walked away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 5. Yan landed 158 of 280 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Sandhagen ended the night having landed 172 of 449 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Yan ended up landing 149 of 270, which means his percentage was 55%. He finished the fight landing 100 of 217 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Sandhagen ended up landing 37% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 169 of 445. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 118 of 389 to the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Yan and 99% of them landed by Sandhagen were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Song Yadong, he battled Marlon Moraes and wound up taking home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Moraes landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Yadong ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Yadong ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 14 of 35. He landed 10 of 29 significant strikes directed at the head. Moraes ended up connecting on 9 of 25 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 9 of 25 directed at the head. In relation to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Moraes ended up landing 9 of 25 and Yadong landed 14 of 35 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Chidi Njokuani enters the Octagon with Gregory Rodrigues. 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". 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". In the grappling category, Chidi Njokuani takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 min while Gregory Rodrigues takes his opponents to the canvas 2.40 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Njokuani is connecting on 3.76 strikes per minute and landing 73% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Gregory Rodrigues, who connects on 55% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 6.00 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Bill Algeo is set to fight Andre Fili. 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". In terms of grappling, Andre Fili deflects 68% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his attempts. Algeo is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of his attempts and is able to thwart 54% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Fili absorbs 3.92 strikes/minute while he connects on 3.82 per min. Algeo, notwithstanding, takes 4.18 strikes per minute and lands 5.73 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cory Sandhagen (-205)
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