Eryk Anders vs Junyong Park Pick, 5/21/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 55 Odds
Eryk Anders vs Junyong Park
UFC Vegas 55
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Eryk Anders will face off against Junyong Park at UFC Vegas 55 on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The opener has Anders priced at +160 while Park is priced at -205.
Eryk "Ya Boi" Anders walks into the cage with a record of 14-6-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 75". Junyong "The Iron Turtle" Park measures in at 5'10" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 73". Concerning significant strikes, Eryk Anders connects on 3.16 per min and Junyong Park is connecting on 4.69 significant strikes per minute. Anders lands 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Park lands 48%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Ya Boi" absorbs 3.93 significant strikes per min while "The Iron Turtle" absorbs 3.83. Anders also thwarts 51% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Park is able to curb 52% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 55||Eryk Anders||Junyong Park|
|Record||14-6-0 (1 NC)||13-5-0|
|Average Fight Time||12:03||12:34|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.16||4.69|
Regarding wrestling, Eryk Anders is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 1.44 times per 3 rounds. Anders is scoring a takedown on 31% of the times he tries and is stopping 74% of all takedown attempts. Park is getting his opponent to the mat on 57% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 47% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Anders is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.1 finishes per 3 rds while Park attempts 0.5 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Eryk Anders fought Andre Muniz and walked away in defeat by an armbar in round 1. Muniz landed 12 of 20 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Anders ended the night having landed 3 of 13 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Muniz ended up landing 8 of 16, which means his percentage was 50%. He landed 6 of 14 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Anders ended up landing 23% of his significant strikes by sticking 3 of 13. Out of those significant strikes, he was 0 of 8 pointed at the head. 62% of the significant strikes landed by Muniz and 80% of them landed by Anders were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Junyong Park, he went up against Gregory Rodrigues and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Rodrigues landed 83% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Park ended up landing 96% of his significant strikes at distance. Park ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 56 of 109. He ended up landing 50 of 103 significant strikes to the head. Rodrigues landed 68 of 90 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 53 of 73 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Rodrigues connected on 75 of 98 while Park ended up landing 59 of 112 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Joseph Holmes faces off against Alen Amedovski. Holmes comes into this bout with a mark of 7-2-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 80". Amedovski stands 5'10" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-2-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding grappling, Joseph Holmes gets a takedown 1.32 times per 15 minutes while Alen Amedovski gets a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Holmes lands 2.77 strikes per min and is landing 48% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Alen Amedovski, who tags his opponent on 28% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 0.52 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Parker Porter is set to square up in the Octagon with Jailton Almeida. Almeida has a record of 15-2-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 79". Porter comes in at 6'0" and records a weight of 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 13-6-0. The 37-year-old has a reach of 75". Concerning grappling, Jailton Almeida is thwarting 50% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents down on 71% of the times he tries. Porter is finishing his takedowns on 28% of his tries and thwarts 10% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Almeida is absorbing 0.72 strikes per min and he is landing 3.28 strikes/min. Porter, on the other side, is absorbing 6.51 strikes/minute and deals 7.01 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Eryk Anders (+160)
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