David Dvorak vs Manel Kape Pick, 12/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 66 Odds
David Dvorak vs Manel Kape
UFC Vegas 66
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 17, 2022
David Dvorak will enter the Octagon with Manel Kape at UFC Vegas 66 on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The opening moneyline has Dvorak at +200 while Kape is coming in at -240.
David "Undertaker" Dvorak looks to add a win to his career record of 20-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Manel "StarBoy" Kape stands in at 5'5" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 17-6-0. The 29-year-old stretches 68". With respect to significant strikes, David Dvorak lands 3.87 per min while Manel Kape is connecting on 4.69 significant strikes per min. Dvorak connects on 43% of the significant strikes he tries and Kape is landing 53%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Undertaker" takes 3.00 significant strikes per minute while "StarBoy" takes 4.59. Dvorak also deflects 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Kape is able to curb 51% of them.
|UFC Vegas 66||David Dvorak||Manel Kape|
|Average Fight Time||11:50||9:42|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.87||4.69|
In the wrestling category, David Dvorak is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.30 times per 15 min. Dvorak is finishing his takedown attempts on 15% of his tries and is stopping 81% of the takedowns his opponents try. Kape is taking his opponents down on 28% of his takedown tries and thwarting 80% of the tries against him. In terms of submissions, Dvorak is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Kape tries 0.6 subs per 3 rounds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, David Dvorak fought Matheus Nicolau and wound up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Nicolau ended up landing 46 of 94 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Dvorak walked away from this fight having landed 60 of 134 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Nicolau ended up landing 36 of 81, giving him a percentage of 44%. He ended up landing 21 of 62 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Dvorak landed 35% of his significant strikes by connecting on 39 of 110. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 25 of 87 to the head. 91% of the significant strikes landed by Nicolau and 84% of them landed by Dvorak were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Manel Kape, he battled Zhalgas Zhumagulov and wound up taking home the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Zhumagulov connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Kape ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Kape ended up connecting on 73% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 53 of 72. He ended up landing 39 of 56 significant strikes to the head. Zhumagulov ended up connecting on 31 of 79 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 19 of 61 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Zhumagulov landed 31 of 79 and Kape connected on 54 of 73 of the strikes he threw in total.
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Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Sergey Morozov goes up against Journey Newson. Morozov steps into the cage holding a record of 18-5-0. The 33-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Newson stands in at 5'5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 10-3-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old reaches 67". Regarding grappling, Sergey Morozov scores a takedown 2.87 times per 3 rds and Journey Newson takes his opponents down 0.96 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Morozov lands 3.34 strikes per min and is connecting on 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Journey Newson, who is connecting on 36% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 3.26 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Cory McKenna is set to fight Cheyanne Vlismas. Vlismas has a record of 7-2-0. The 27-year-old records a weight of 115 lbs and comes in at 5'3". The switch fighter reaches 63". McKenna measures in at 5'3" and weighs 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 7-2-0. The 23-year-old extends her reach 58". In terms of wrestling, Cheyanne Vlismas thwarts 73% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times she tries. McKenna is taking her opponents to the mat on 53% of the attempts she tries and curbs 71% of all takedown tries against her. With regard to striking, Vlismas takes 2.93 strikes per min while she is dealing 5.83 strikes/min. McKenna, on the other hand, is taking 3.53 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.47 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Manel Kape (-240)
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