Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson Pick, 2/12/2022 Predictions UFC 271 Odds
Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Jared Cannonier will enter the Octagon against Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The odds have Cannonier priced at -170 while Brunson is coming in at +150.
Jared "The Killa Gorilla" 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". Derek 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". In terms of significant strikes, Jared Cannonier connects on 3.60 per minute while Derek Brunson is connecting on 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Cannonier connects on 49% of the significant strikes he attempts and Brunson connects on 47%. In terms of defending themselves, "The Killa Gorilla" takes 3.19 significant strikes per min while Brunson allows 2.68. Cannonier also defends 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Brunson is able to deflect 53% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 271||Jared Cannonier||Derek Brunson|
|Average Fight Time||10:08||8:31|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.60||3.45|
Concerning wrestling, Jared Cannonier is the not as competent as a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.12 times per 15 min. Cannonier is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of the times he tries and is stopping 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. Brunson is scoring a takedown on 34% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 94% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. When it comes to submissions, Cannonier is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.2 subs per 15 minutes while Brunson goes for 0.5 subs per 15 min.
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In his previous bout, Jared Cannonier faced Kelvin Gastelum and ended up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Gastelum ended up landing 89 of 246 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Cannonier walked away from this fight having landed 91 of 218 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Gastelum ended up landing 89 of 246, which means his percentage was 36%. He landed 48 of 187 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Cannonier landed 39% of his significant strikes by landing 81 of 207. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 51 of 162 pointed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Gastelum and 97% of them landed by Cannonier were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Derek Brunson, he faced off with Darren Till and wound up getting the win via rear naked choke in round 3. Till ended up connecting on 73% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Brunson connected on 21% of his significant strikes at distance. Brunson ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 41 of 84. He landed 37 of 76 significant strikes aimed at the head. Till ended up landing 26 of 50 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 14 of 38 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Till ended up connecting on 28 of 53 while Brunson landed 101 of 145 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Kyler Phillips squares up with Marcelo Rojo. Phillips has a mark of 9-2-0. The 26-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Rojo measures 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 16-8-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 71". When it comes to grappling, Kyler Phillips gets his opposition to the mat 3.20 times per 3 rds while Marcelo Rojo takes his opponents to the mat 1.03 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Phillips is landing 5.20 strikes/min and is connecting on 49% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Marcelo Rojo, who is connecting on 36% of his attempted strikes and connects on 5.10 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Nasrat Haqparast is set to go up against Bobby Green. Green walks into the cage holding a mark of 28-12-1. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Haqparast stands 5'10" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-4-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 72". In terms of grappling, Bobby Green thwarts 72% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 39% of his attempts. Haqparast is finishing his takedown tries on 14% of his attempts and stops 78% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Green absorbs 3.56 strikes/minute and he dishes out 5.51 per min. Haqparast, notwithstanding, is absorbing 3.48 strikes per minute and dishes out 5.19 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jared Cannonier (-170)
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