Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker Pick, 2/12/2022 Predictions UFC 271 Odds
Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Israel Adesanya will take on Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The line has Adesanya at -280 while Whittaker is priced at +225.
Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 21-1-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'4". The switch fighter extends his reach 80". Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker stands 6'0" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 24-5-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 73". Concerning significant strikes, Israel Adesanya connects on 3.94 per min while Robert Whittaker is connecting on 4.68 significant strikes per min. Adesanya is landing 50% of the significant strikes he throws while Whittaker connects on 41%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Last Stylebender" takes 2.59 significant strikes per min while "The Reaper" absorbs 3.34. Adesanya also deflects 62% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Whittaker is able to defend against 61% of them.
|UFC 271||Israel Adesanya||Robert Whittaker|
|Average Fight Time||16:55||13:46|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.94||4.68|
In terms of takedowns, Israel Adesanya is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rounds. Adesanya is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of the times he tries and is stopping 80% of all takedown attempts. Whittaker is getting his opponent to the mat on 34% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 83% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding submission attempts, Adesanya is the more capable fighter by going for 0.2 subs per 15 minutes while Whittaker tries 0.1 subs per 15 min.
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The last time he fought, Israel Adesanya went up against Marvin Vettori and ended up getting the victory in the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Vettori landed 91 of 211 total strikes that he let go. Adesanya ended the night having landed 122 of 208 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Vettori landed 58 of 176, which means his percentage was 32%. He landed 42 of 158 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Adesanya landed 53% of his significant strikes by sticking 96 of 181. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 44 of 118 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Vettori and 88% of them landed by Adesanya were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Robert Whittaker, he fought Kelvin Gastelum and wound up taking home the win by unanimous decision in round 5. Gastelum ended up connecting on 95% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Whittaker ended up landing 92% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Whittaker connected on 52% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 150 of 284. He connected on 115 of 241 significant strikes directed at the head. Gastelum connected on 62 of 209 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 42 of 185 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Gastelum landed 70 of 218 and Whittaker was 169 of 303 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Derrick Lewis squares up with Tai Tuivasa. Lewis will be looking to add a victory to his total of 26-8-0. The 37-year-old will fight at 260 lbs and stands in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Tuivasa stands 6'2" and tips the scales at 264 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 14-3-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". Regarding grappling, Derrick Lewis takes his opponents to the canvas 0.48 times per 3 rds while Tai Tuivasa scores a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Lewis connects on 2.52 strikes/min and landing 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Tai Tuivasa, who tags his opponent on 52% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 4.63 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Derek Brunson is set to face off against Jared Cannonier. Cannonier looks to add a win to his career record of 14-5-0. The 37-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and measures 5'11". The switch fighter has a reach of 77". Brunson stands 6'1" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 23-7-0. The 38-year-old stretches 77". Regarding takedowns, Jared Cannonier is preventing 62% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of the times he tries. Brunson is taking his opponents down on 34% of his attempts and stops 94% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Cannonier takes 3.19 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 3.60 strikes/min. Brunson, notwithstanding, takes 2.68 strikes per min and deals 3.45 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Israel Adesanya (-280)
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