Court McGee vs Ramiz Brahimaj Pick, 1/15/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 46 Odds
Court McGee vs Ramiz Brahimaj
UFC Vegas 46
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Court McGee will battle Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Vegas 46 on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The opener has McGee coming in at -115 while Brahimaj is at -105.
Court "The Crusher" McGee steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 21-10-0. The 37-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Ramiz Brahimaj stands 5'10" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 9-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 72". In the category of significant strikes, Court McGee lands 4.76 per min while Ramiz Brahimaj is connecting on 3.15 significant strikes per minute. McGee connects on 36% of the significant strikes he tries and Brahimaj connects on 36%. Regarding defense, "The Crusher" takes 3.78 significant strikes per minute while Brahimaj absorbs 5.14. McGee also defends 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Brahimaj is able to curb 55% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 46||Court McGee||Ramiz Brahimaj|
|Average Fight Time||13:51||7:18|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.76||3.15|
Concerning grappling, Court McGee is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 1.68 times per 15 minutes. McGee is scoring a takedown on 23% of his attempts and stopping 69% of all takedowns attempted on him. Brahimaj is getting his opponent to the mat on 70% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 80% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, McGee is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Brahimaj looks to get 1.0 submission per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, Court McGee faced Claudio Silva and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Silva ended up landing 81 of 126 total strikes that he let go in that contest. McGee ended the night having landed 110 of 157 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Silva landed 21 of 56, giving him a percentage of 37%. He finished the fight landing 8 of 36 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, McGee landed 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 37 of 74. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 22 of 53 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Silva and 62% of them connected on by McGee were done at distance.
In the last fight for Ramiz Brahimaj, he went up against Sasha Palatnikov and ended up winning this fight via rear naked choke in round 1. Palatnikov ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Brahimaj connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Brahimaj connected on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 1 of 2. He connected on 1 of 2 significant strikes to the head. Palatnikov landed 1 of 1 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up landing 1 of 1 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Palatnikov connected on 1 of 3 while Brahimaj ended up connecting on 3 of 5 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Gabriel Benitez enters the Octagon with TJ Brown. Benitez will be looking to add a win to his career total of 22-10-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Brown measures 5'9" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter has a career record of 15-8-0. The 31-year-old has an arm span of 72". In terms of takedowns, Gabriel Benitez takes his opponents to the mat 0.15 times per 15 min and TJ Brown takes his opponents to the mat 4.07 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Benitez is landing 4.35 strikes per minute and is landing 39% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is TJ Brown, who lands 40% of the strikes that he throws and lands 3.87 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Viacheslav Borshchev is set to fight Dakota Bush. Bush looks to add a win to his record of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Borshchev stands 5'11" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 5-1-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding wrestling, Dakota Bush prevents 20% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 16% of his tries. Borshchev is taking his opponents down on 20% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 33% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Bush is taking 4.47 strikes per min and he is dealing 2.73 per minute. Borshchev, notwithstanding, is absorbing 6.59 strikes per minute and lands 7.50 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ramiz Brahimaj (-105)
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