Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann Pick, 11/12/2022 Predictions UFC 281 Odds
Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann
Madison Square Garden in NYC
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Erin Blanchfield will enter the Octagon with Molly McCann at UFC 281 on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The moneyline has Blanchfield at -425 while McCann is at +325.
Erin "Cold Blooded" Blanchfield steps into the cage with a record of 9-1-0. The 23-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Molly "Meatball" McCann comes in at 5'4" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her total of 13-4-0. The 32-year-old stretches 62". In terms of significant strikes, Erin Blanchfield connects on 5.69 per minute while Molly McCann is landing 5.84 significant strikes per min. Blanchfield is landing 56% of the significant strikes she attempts while McCann lands 50%. In terms of defending themselves, "Cold Blooded" takes 2.50 significant strikes per minute and "Meatball" absorbs 4.84. Blanchfield also curbs 62% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while McCann is able to defend against 64% of the shots thrown in her direction.
|UFC 281||Erin Blanchfield||Molly McCann|
|Average Fight Time||12:33||12:32|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.69||5.84|
Concerning takedowns, Erin Blanchfield is the better grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 3.99 times per 3 rds. Blanchfield is scoring a takedown on 66% of her tries and is defending 75% of all takedown attempts. McCann is scoring a takedown on 35% of her takedown tries and is stuffing 46% of the attempts against her. When it comes to going for the sub, Blanchfield is the more apt fighter by going for 0.8 finishes per 15 minutes while McCann looks to get 0.5 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In her previous fight, Erin Blanchfield squared up with JJ Aldrich and ended up getting the victory by way of a guillotine choke in round 2. Aldrich landed 38 of 77 total strikes that she let go. Blanchfield walked away from this fight having landed 68 of 121 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Aldrich landed 32 of 71, which gave her a percentage of 45%. She finished the fight landing 29 of 66 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Blanchfield ended up landing 48% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 48 of 100. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she was 29 of 76 to the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Aldrich and 95% of them landed by Blanchfield were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Molly McCann, she battled Hannah Goldy and wound up taking home the win via a spinning back elbow to the head in round 1. Goldy ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes she took from distance and McCann ended up landing 79% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. McCann landed 46% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 24 of 52. She landed 20 of 46 significant strikes to the head. Goldy connected on 9 of 33 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, she connected on 5 of 26 to the head. When discussing total strikes attempted in that contest, Goldy was 9 of 33 while McCann connected on 29 of 57 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Karolina Kowalkiewicz meets Silvana Gomez Juarez. Kowalkiewicz looks to add a win to her record of 13-7-0. The 37-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and measures 5'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 64". Gomez Juarez stands in at 5'3" and weighs in at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 11-4-0. The 37-year-old extends her reach 65". Regarding grappling, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is able to score a takedown 0.18 times per 3 rds and Silvana Gomez Juarez takes her opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Kowalkiewicz is connecting on 5.38 strikes per minute and connecting on 41% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Silvana Gomez Juarez, who lands 48% of the strikes she has attempted and is landing 2.62 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Alex Pereira is set to square up in the Octagon with Israel Adesanya. Adesanya steps into the cage with a mark of 23-1-0. The 33-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The switch fighter reaches 80". Pereira measures 6'4" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 6-1-0. The 35-year-old reaches 79". In terms of wrestling, Israel Adesanya defends against 78% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents down on 15% of his attempts. Pereira is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of the tries he takes and prevents 73% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Adesanya is taking 2.67 strikes per min while he dishes out 3.93 strikes per min. Pereira, on the other hand, absorbs 3.36 strikes/min and deals 6.29 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Molly McCann (+325)
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